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Sweet Potato and Raisin Bread


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 1 batch
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 2:00 h


  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 450g mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 115g butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 85g raisins


Step 1

Preheat a 180°C oven. Grease a 9×5 in (23×13cm) loaf tin.

Step 2

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

With an electric mixer, beat the mashed sweet potatoes with the brown sugar, butter or margarine and eggs until well mixed.

Step 4

Add the flour mixture and the raisins. Stir with a wooden spoon until the flour is just mixed in.

Step 5

Transfer the batter to the prepared tin. Bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, 1-1¼ hours.

Step 6

Let cool in the tin on a wire rack.

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