Sweet Potato Cornbread #FallFlavors

Moist and delicious sweet potato cornbread makes great use of the abundance of sweet potatoes in autumn for a welcome fresh bread at dinner.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Sweet Potato Cornbread

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Sweet Potato Cornbread

My recipe of the day is for sweet potato cornbread with #FallFlavors week. This cornbread is a country style slightly sweet cornbread made with mashed cooked sweet potatoes. It is lightly sweet; not as sweet as some types of yellow cornbread are, but neither is it like the more unsweetened type that some prefer.

Mixed Flour Base

Using both the cooked potato as well as a mix of flour with the corn meal makes this sweet potato cornbread moist with a more delicate crumb. Using yellow or white corn meal is really up to your preference, but the coloration of the potato will add some anyway so if you are looking for a really light color it probably won’t happen.

Touch of Spice

There is a touch of cinnamon but the flavor is not really pronounced. It just adds a deeper flavor to the potato and corn. The aroma of corn really comes out as the bread gets done and is well defined in the flavor.

Slightly Longer Bake Time

The bread may take longer than you are normally used to but I expect that is from the potato in there. You will want to check the bread with a toothpick and do it in several spots to be certain.

How to Serve

While not my usual cornbread to serve with beans, I did serve this up with a pot of butter beans with ham and it was well enjoyed. I suspect it would be wonderful with any meal, especially something like roast chicken or turkey. I smeared mine with butter but you might like some honey drizzle, especially if you like sweeter cornbreads.

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Sweet Potato Cornbread

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed cooked sweet potato
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cooled melted butter
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls, then combine.
  • Pour batter into a glass 8-inch cake pan sprayed with baker's release spray or grease liberally.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until bread tests done with a toothpick (I baked 45 minutes).
  • Cool in the pan 15 minutes, then turn out to finish cooling on a wire rack.


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Serving: 1gCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 530mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1995IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 2mg
Keyword corn bread, cornbread, sweet potato
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