Sweet Potato Bread – The Southern Lady Cooks


Sweet Potato Swirl Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Sweet Potato Swirl Bread is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! This bread is wonderful for breakfast if you have guests and family will love it, too. The topping and the glaze really makes this bread good. If you do make it in advance you can always add the glaze before you serve it. You might also like our recipe for pineapple, blueberry bread.

Sweet Potato Bread+ Topping + Glaze Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour

Baking soda


Brown sugar

Sour cream


Sweet potatoes

Vanilla extract

Ground cinnamon


Nuts, pecans or walnuts (optional)

Powdered sugar


Vanilla extract

I use a fresh sweet potato in this recipe but you could easily used canned. If freezes well, can be reheated in the microwave, keeps for several days in a cool place or can be refrigerated. This bread is really good and wonderful with a cup of coffee or hot tea. It would be a great addition to any brunch or to enjoy during the holidays.

“Okay, so I love to bake and I almost always share, but not this sweet potato swirl bread. Nope, I’m eating it all!!!! Delicious!!! Thanks for this wonderful recipe.” – Allison

“I made this sweet potato bread yesterday for my husband and myself. Before chopping the pecans halves I toasted them lightly because I forgot to take them out of the freezer ahead of time. This bread is delicious! Thank you for the recipe!” – Barbara

Full printable recipe in recipe card below.

Sweet Potato Swirl Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Sweet Potato Swirl Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Sweet Potato Swirl Bread

This bread has wonderful reviews and is always a hit. Easy to make and delicious with coffee. 

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time1 hr

Total Time1 hr 15 mins

Course: bread

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: sweet potato bread

Servings: 1 loaf

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Swirl for Batter:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts (optional)

Glaze for Cooked Bread

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whisk together flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, sour cream, eggs, mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla extract in a large bowl mixing with a spoon. Add flour mixture to sweet potato mixture and stir with spoon to combine. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add mixture to pan. Add swirl

I use a fresh sweet potato in this recipe but you could use canned.

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