Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze

Happy Black History Month!! I love this time of year. Being able to reflect on my ancestors and all that have done for this country. The best way that I try and acknowledge my roots is through food. I love to make recipes that include ingredients that I know are true to my heritage but also have a new spin to them. This year I decided to make some with sweet potatoes. Not only were these gems brought to the Americans from Africa but they are also still a main staple in my diet. They are very healthy and contain essential vitamins and minerals. I decided to make some sweet potato bread that was quite delicious. Heres the recipe below



Makes 2 standard loaves

Sweet Potato Bread

2 ½ cups of sugar

1 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs, room temperature

16oz. sweet potatoes, pureed

3 ½ cups of AP flour

2 tsp of baking soda

2 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of fresh nutmeg

½ tsp of ground cinnamon

½ tsp of orange zest

⅔ cup of water




6 oz of butter

3 tbsp of bourbon

1 ½ cups of confections sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour 2 loaf pans

Using a stand or hand mixer, in a large bowl blend together sugar, oil eggs and sweet potatoes. In a separate large bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest. Once wet ingredients are completely combined, add dry ingredients in two batches. Be careful not to over mix. Slowly pour in water while mixer is on. Pour batter into two loaf pans and bake for approximately one hour, until tester comes out clean. Allow bread to cool to room temperature


While bread is baking melt butter on low heat in a medium sized saucepan. Once butter is a toffee brown color remove from heat and whisk in bourbon and confections sugar.

Top bread with glaze

Devour and enjoy!!

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