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Sweet Potato Mini Loaves

Sweet Potato Bread with Orange Honey Butter

These fragrant little Sweet Potato Bread loaves, with delicious orange honey butter, would be a welcome gift for friends and neighbors.
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato bread
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 8 small loaves
Calories 403kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


For the Sweet Potato Mini Loaves-

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 envelope
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon
  • 2/3 mashed sweet potato *see note below
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter cooled
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 1/2-4 cups bread flour

For the Orange Cinnamon Honey Butter-

  • 6 tablespoons butter softened, I used Kerry Gold
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 orange zested
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Pour warm water into bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar over water. Swirl to combine and proof the yeast, 5 minutes. Stir in remaining sugar, mashed sweet potato, egg and melted butter. With the mixer on low, slowly incorporate the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour {in 1/2 cup increments, switching to 1/4 cup increments as the dough starts to form}. Once the dough has pulled away from the sides and is tacky but won't stick to your hands when pressed, turn the mixer on medium to high speed and knead for 6 minutes.
  • After this, remove dough and place into a greased bowl. Turn dough around in bowl to lightly grease dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour in a draft free warm spot in your kitchen.
  • Remove plastic wrap, punch down dough and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll into logs and place in greased mini loaf pans. I don't know the dimensions, but THIS is basically the pan I used. Lightly cover loaves with plastic wrap and let rise another hour.
  • After this time, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake loaves for 20 minutes or until tops are lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
  • To make the butter, stir butter, honey, orange zest and cinnamon together until smooth.
  • Serve Sweet Potato Loaves warm with Orange Cinnamon Honey Butter.


I used 1 medium sized sweet potato for this recipe. I stabbed it a few times and microwaved it on high for 7 minutes. I let it cool 10 minutes or so before I cut into it, scooped out the insides and mashed.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg