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The Best Sweet Potato Bread

Use up your boring old leftover sweet potatoes and turn them into something much more exciting. The cake is dense yet moist, perfectly sweet, nutty, and decked to the nines with your favourite fall flavours. This sweet potato bread recipe is both healthy and delicious; definitely the perfect excuse to eat cake for breakfast!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 ½ cups White granulated sugar of choice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 ½ cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Mashed sweet potato
  • ¼ cup Pecans


  • Preheat oven to Bake at 350 F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan very generously.
  • In a large bowl combine sugar with the greek yogurt and mix until well combined. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well.
  • Mix in the salt and cinnamon.
  • Sift in the baking soda and flour one ½ cup at a time, mixing very well in between each ½ cup addition. Gently mix in the sweet potato.
  • Pour mixture into the greased baking pan. Tap the filled pan on the counter a couple of times to remove any air pockets in the batter. Sprinkle the pecans onto the top and tap a couple more times. Place on middle rack of the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until outside has darkened and inserted toothpick comes out clean. Wait to cool completely before cutting.
Keyword baking, bread, cake, cinnamon, cozy, Fall, loaf, sweet, sweet potato, warm