Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato Bread with Marshmallow Glaze

Thanksgiving is upon us. This time of year always brings precious memories of holiday traditions. This recipe brings to mind a beloved holiday dinner tradition I carry on as a grown up in my home: sweet potatoes with cinnamon, pecans and marshmallow goodness. One of the ways I also change up the traditional sweet potatoes dish on our holiday dinner table is this sweet potato bread with a marshmallow glaze.  This makes a fun dessert alternative to the traditional pumpkin flavor. It is also a favorite way I make use of leftover sweet potatoest. It is perfect for a breakfast bread or a fun holiday snack. 

What favorite holiday traditions do you enjoy? 

"Southern Fried Bride's Sweet Potato Bread with Marshmallow Glaze"

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1/4 cup nonfat or 2% milk
1 cup sweet potatoes, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9 x 5 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl, combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. Set aside. In separate bowl, combine  egg, milk and applesauce. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture in thirds until all of dry mix has been added. Stir in mashed sweet potatoes. Spoon batter into loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Glaze, if desired, with marshmallow glaze. Enjoy! 

"Southern Fried Bride's Marshmallow Glaze"

4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1/2 tsp. Rodelle pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In mixing bowl, add cream cheese, marshmallow creme, vanilla and powdered sugar and mix on medium speed until mixture has a glaze consistency. Add powdered sugar and mix until well-combined. Pour glaze over sweet potato bread and garnish, if desired with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 teaspoons chopped pecans. Slice and enjoy!


  1. OMG this looks amazing! I bet my family would love this sweet treat for the holidays!! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern Linkup! I am pinning this terrific post to our official pin board! Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much, sweetheart! So nice to met you through the Celebrate Southern linkup.

  2. A sweet tooth couldn't wish for a sweeter way to end a meal. Thanks for stopping by our Happy Holidays Link Party - be sure to join us again this week (beginning on Saturday at 7 pm ET) and every week through the holidays.

    1. Hi sweetheart! So nice to meet you through the Happy Holidays link party.