Nov 152012
Sweet Potato Chocolate Cherry Bread
Morsels of Life - Sweet Potato Chocolate Cherry Bread

Time to make breakfast again. I’d originally planned on making some Banana Bread, but we used up the last of our bananas making Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Looking around, I saw some sweet potatoes. We’d been wanting some sweet potatoes for a while now, so I took full advantage of this opportunity. You could also substitute pumpkin for the sweet potato, and you’ll get a spice-y version of this Pumpkin Cranberry Bread. (My first recipe on this blog!) This bread certainly works as a snack or dessert, just spread some cream cheese frosting on top, and you’re golden. We, however, needed breakfast, so I just used a small handful of oatmeal. Oatmeal makes everything healthier, right? Plus, there’s no extra butter or oil or fat in this bread, so it’s totally fine for breakfast. :P (Yes, I’m calling it bread now, but the moistness, tenderness, and overall deliciousness will have you thinking “cake” with every bite! Try it and see what I mean!

What’s your favorite bread/cake that works both ways depending on topping?

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cherry Bread

A moist spice cake with sweet potatoes, cherries, chocolate, and of course, spices.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf

  • 1.3 cups flour (I used 2/3 cup whole wheat and 2/3 cup white.)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1.25 cups sweet potato, mashed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (Dark chocolate would work really well.)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (Cranberries would work well too.)
  • 1/8 cup oatmeal (optional)
  1. Form Dry Team by mixing flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, chocolate chips, and dried fruit.
  2. Form Wet Team by beating egg with sugar and sweet potato.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Teams.
  4. Sprinkle oatmeal on top of batter. (optional)
  5. Bake at 350F until a wonderful scent wafts through the kitchen, about 50 minutes for a loaf and 20 minutes for muffins.

  12 Responses to “Sweet Potato Chocolate Cherry Bread”

  1. Hi I am featuring you this Wednesday. This recipe is a first for me. Stop by to pick up the Home Cooking button. Would love it if you would display it.

  2. This is just too good for words! What a tremendous flavor combination, yum!

  3. Look at you and your fun flavors again! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  4. This looks SO good! I can’t wait to try it! I know my hubby and kiddos would love it. Thanks for sharing with us at “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I hope to see you again this week. :-)

  5. I love making breads for breakfast! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday.

  6. What a fantastic use of sweet potato! Please do drop me a line on if you are ok with me linking it to my blog (Carole’s Chatter). Cheers

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