Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sweet Potato Lemon Poppyseed Bread

Sweet Potato Lemon Poppyseed Bread

It's election day!!!  With such a tight race - No matter who wins today - 1/2 of the voters will be left with a sweet taste in their mouth & the other have will have a sourpuss expression on their face.  That's why I decided to share with you my Sweet Potato Lemon Poppyseed Bread - it is a bipartisan treat! 
(It's also delicious with Thanksgiving dinner!!!!)

Printable Recipe
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup sweet potato (previously baked, peeled & mashed)
3 eggs
1/4 cup poppyseeds (I used white poppyseeds but the black ones are just as delicious)
1/2 cup butter (melted) (I used salted butter - if you are using unsalted then you will need to add 1/4 teaspoon salt).
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
In a large bowl with an electric mixer blend the lemon juice & lemon zest, sweet potato, butter & sugar just until combined.  Now with a wooden spoon stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda & poppyseeds until mixed.  Now pour the batter into a sprayed loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 (plus) minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).  Remove from oven & cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes (before turning it out of the pan).  While it is cooling make the drizzle below.
Lemon Drizzle
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice

In a small saucepan heat the lemon juice & sugar just until the sugar is dissolved.  Now drizzle on the bread (while the bread is still hot & in the loaf pan).  After adding the drizzle allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes & then take a table knife & go along the edges to loosen the bread.  Flip the pan over and the bread should easily slide out onto the rack.  Slice while warm or totally cooled & ENJOY!!


  1. Wow Angie: What a unique taste combo, at least to me. Never heard of those two together, but I love them both. Wish you could pass me a piece through my computer, lol! Happy Thanksgiving season to you and yours also.

  2. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Angie, Amazing recipe. It looks so good.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  4. That looks really yummy. I may have to try it.I love lemon anything, but sweet potatoes is a different story. I love to smell them and they look good, but I just can't stand the taste. I've tried them many way too, with no luck. If this is real lemony I probably love it.

  5. Oh wow! This looks fantastic and is so much 'up my alley'!! :)

    Question: I am on a strict diet for Psoriasis and have to avoid sugar as best I can. (A little bit won't kill me though :) I can't have honey or substitute sugar either... so was wondering if it would change the consistency if I only put about 1/2 cup of sugar and perhaps 1 whole cup of sweet potato instead of 1/2 cup?

    1. Thanks so much!

      Your question is a tough one - if you increase the sweet potato by too much the dough will be gooey and will never fully bake in the middle - and if you decrease the sugar that much I'm afraid that it would be very tart. But - if you don't mind giving it a try - I would suggest 3/4 cup sweet potato, 1/2 cup sugar and only 1/4 cup lemon juice and see what happens that way. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out! Thanks again.

  6. Yep, I'm making this! For sure. I love sneaking vegetables into my kids without them knowing it!

    Popping over from the EBT...

  7. THat looks SO delicious! I liked your answer to MaryL. I also have to decrease my sugar intake, but would love love love to try this recipe! You include three delicious items in to one!

  8. That sounds like an interesting combo of flavors!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  9. Thanks so much for your suggestions...I am giving this one a try very soon, I'll let you know the results! :)

  10. Hi! Thanks for visiting and following ModaMama. I really appreciate the support! Following you back ;) I look forward to getting to know you.


  11. Looks yummy... bookmarking this!

  12. Angie, This looks so good. I would love it if you would share it at this weeks Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  13. YUM!! That bread looks amazing!!!
    Dropping by from the blog hop. :)

  14. I love this recipe and my family loves lemon poppyseed. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday and I will include your recipe in my sweet potato roundup on monday.

  15. oh my word!!! my mouth is watering now! Hi I discovered you from #10 I love my post bloghop and am now following. i'd love you to follow my too www.milkymoles.blogspot.co.uk xxx

  16. This looks wonderful, pinned! Visiting you from the Thankful Series Blog Hop... I love your site.. following!


  17. Oh yum Angie! That looks so good. I love using vegies in baking. I'm so trying this. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursday.

    Anne xx

  18. LOL! You should call this Election Day Bread:) What an unusual bread. It looks so very moist and totally awesome.

    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. Hope your week is awesome:)

  19. Just wanted you to know that I've included your chili in a sweet potato roundup today. Will be tweeting etc your recipe all week.

  20. This sounds wonderful. I had no idea you could get white poppy seeds?! I'll have to see if I can find them :) Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  21. That looks just perfect! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

  22. Your bread really looks terrific. I love all of the flavors it contains. Thanks for sharing.

    It’s time for Merry Merry Munchies 2012. I’d love for you to come link up and check out the giveaways. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-merry-merry-munchies-1-sugared-nuts.html

  23. Hi Angie,
    So now you know that I love this recipe. I have only commented on it 3 times. Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
    Can't wait to see you there.
    Have a great week.


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