Kumara Bread with Pecans

    1 hour 25 minutes

    A fragrant bread/loaf cake. Can be eaten straight away but for best flavour, store overnight before serving. You can choose the amount of sugar in this cake depending on your taste.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain or wholemeal plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2-1 cup (110g-220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 cup cooked and mashed kumara (about 1 large kumara)
    • 1 cup (125g) chopped pecans
    • 1/2 cup (90g) sultanas

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Grease a 20cm loaf tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg cinnamon and sugar. Add the eggs, oil and milk; mix until well blended. Finally, stir in the mashed kumara, pecans and sultanas. Pour the mix into the loaf tin.
    3. Bake for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in the tin at least 15 minutes before removing.

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    Thank you for this delightful recipe. I am from the USA and I have been cooking a vegetarian meal from each country and blogging it. I paired this delightful bread with an Australian kumara (sweet potato) salad. We buttered our bread with virgin coconut oil. What a delight!  -  26 Sep 2011


    I found this in the diabetic friendly section but it is up to the cook to tweak the ingredients to make it diabetic friendly. I used low-GI coconut sugar and a mixture of wholemeal and plain flour, but my blood sugar soared after eating a slice. And it's so delicious that's it's hard to resist!  -  28 Nov 2013


    we really like this sweetish loaf. I look for lower GI recipes for morning or afternoon snack with a cuppa. I use the option of wholemeal flour and substituted Logicaine lowgi sugar (half cup option) helping to make it even healthier for the diabetic in the family. Just keep to one slice  -  19 May 2013