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Sweet Potato Bread

Yield 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Sift together dry ingredients and spices; make a well in center of mixture. Set aside.

  2. Combine oil, milk, and eggs; mix well. Stir in potatoes, raisins, and pecans; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

  3. Spoon mixture into a well-greased 8 1/2- x 4 1/2- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely.

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