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Spiced Sweetpotato Mini Loaves

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  • 1/2 cup sweetpotato puree
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • In a large saucepan over high heat, combine sweetpotatoes, brown sugar, apple juice, raisins, oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Sift together flour, soda and baking powder. Add to the cooled sweetpotato mixture; stir well. Fold in walnuts.
  • Spoon batter into 3 greased mini (approximately 3-by 6-incloaf pans. Bake on lowest rack in oven for 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then turn out and transfer loaves to wire rack to cool completely.
Number of servings (yield): 3 mini loaves or 18 servings
Nutrition per serving (1 slice): 160 calories; 3 g protein; 31 g carbohydrates; 1 g dietary fiber; 3 g total fat