Maple Orange Sweet Potato Bread

Yield: 1 Loaf

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes

Pinch Salt

8 Tbsp (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature

2 Large Eggs

1/4 Cup Milk

1 Tsp. Pecan or Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Turbinado Sugar

¼ Cup Vermont Maple Sugar

2 Tablespoons Seville Orange Peel

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Tsp. Baking Soda

1 Tsp. Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pink Peppercorns

½ Cup Chopped Pecans

This recipe – and the Sweet Potato Bread Pudding Recipe that is derived from it – are the essence of the Signature recipes we have developed at MorningStar. Guests at the farm have come to look forward to them two or three times a year. But beware! Once you try this, you may never be satisfied with plain old pumpkin or banana bread again!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into 2” pieces and place in medium saucepan. Add pinch of salt, cover with cold water, and heat to boiling. Cook over high heat until tender, 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.


Mash potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Cream potatoes together with butter, eggs, milk, extract and sugars.


In a separate bowl, combine orange powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Using a whisk, mix together. Add sweet potato mixture to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spoon

 Into a prepared 9”x5” loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
Click on images below to learn more about seasonings in this recipe
Vanilla Bean
Sea Salt

Sweet, yet salty, our Vanilla

Bean Sea Salt makes a rich and

flavorful addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Try a little on chicken, vegetables, or salads. Use it as a finishing salt to create an extra layer of flavor in breads, pastries – even cocktails!

Vanilla Bean Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Vermont Maple
Made by boiling pure maple
syrup until only granules
remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet and savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide! 
Orange Peel
Used by Scandinavian
chefs as a seasoning for game
and poultry dishes, sauces, wines and liqueurs, our Seville Orange Peel is a must-have for any adventurous Home Chef. Use as the Scandinavians do, and add it to breads, cakes, cookies, too. 
Seville Orange Peel from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper.
They are the fruit of a Brazilian
tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen
Quick breads, scones, and muffins are an easy way to add flavor and substance to any meal.
If you're like us and love making quick breads, scones, and muffins  for your family, check out our recipe for 
Cranberry Orange Scones!
Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe by MorningStar Kitchen