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Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread

Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #bread #recipe

A sweet cranberry quick bread made from leftovers and beer! My niece calls this “goodie bread” and my 1 year-old nephew says “nom nom nom” when he eats it, so my sister says I should call it “Nom Nom Goodie Bread”.

If you have leftover sweet potatoes and cranberries from Thanksgiving, this is a fun way to use them. The bread is good on its own, but I think this bread is even better with a good schmear of my Whipped Pumpkin Maple Mascarpone Cream Cheese.

Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves

Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread


    Wet ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniels (or other) whiskey
  • 1 1/4 cups Leinenkugel Orange Shandy (or other fruity beer)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup flaxmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • Mix-ins:
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • For the top: A couple Tablespoons raw sugar and a few more pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Put the sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and whiskey in a handi chopper or food processor and process to a puree. Put the puree in a large mixing bowl, add the rest of the wet ingredients and stir it all together.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and stir until fully mixed. Fold in the craisins, cranberries and pecans into the batter.
  3. Divide the batter into the two bread pans and sprinkle the tops of the loaves with raw sugar and pecans. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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Cranberry Sweet Potato Beer Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beer #bread #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends Friday, Sweet & Savoury Sunday and Weekend Potluck.

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2 Responses

  1. G’day! Great combination, true!
    Really enjoyed your photo today too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Anything Goes Party

    December 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

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