Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

Jump to recipe

The flavors of late summer and early fall come together beautifully in this deliciously fragrant Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

After a string of gorgeous summer days at our lake house in Grand Isle, Vermont, last Thursday, a cold front moved in from Canada and that morning we awoke to a cool and crisp morning. My son even put on a sweatshirt for the first time this August. It was the perfect day to stay in, turn on the oven, get cozy and do some baking.

Zucchini bread is a favorite at our house, loved by both kids and adults and a few weeks ago I shared one of our favorites, these delicious Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves. I was in possession of a nice big zucchini from one of my favorite farm stands, but wanted to do something a little different. With fall right around the corner, I thought it was a good time to pull out an old favorite recipe for Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.

Sweet potatoes and zucchini go so nicely together and I love that this recipe combines zucchini — a summer veggie, with sweet potato — a fall veggie, perfect for this time of year, when we are transitioning between the seasons.

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

This recipe makes one good sized 9-inch x 5-inch loaf and has a bake time of over an hour. So, once I popped the loaf in the oven, the kids and I settled down for a marathon session of Lincoln Logs. The kids were creating some great things — my 7-year old son made an impressive bunch of pontoon boats– but the delicious smells coming from the oven were very distracting and my twin 3-year old girls couldn’t stop asking when the zucchini bread would be ready.

When this wonderful Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread was finally ready to come out of the oven, I barely had time to let it cool down and slice it up before my girls pounced on it. My son, who can be picky about his baked goods – he doesn’t like anything with chunks of fruit or veggies or nuts – was a bit skeptical when he spotted some orange bits from the grated sweet potato. He did give it a try, but it wasn’t his favorite, he prefers my Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves. But, that’s ok, I’m glad he tried it and everyone else in the family loves this delicious Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

A slice of this delicious Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread is wonderful for breakfast along with a cup of coffee. This fragrant bread also makes a great addition to the lunchbox or is perfect for a snack anytime.

The flavors of late summer and early fall come together beautifully in this deliciously fragrant Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread.


  1. I tried this recipe over the weekend. It is delicious. I added chocolate and walnuts. I also only had raw sugar and it gave the bread this beautiful crust. Thank you.

  2. So much greatness in one recipe! I love this! I’ve been wanting to incorporate sweet potatoes into recipes more. Thanks!

  3. The sweet potato gives it an absolutely beautiful color. And you are right this is a great transition recipe for summer/fall.

    Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty. I hope you will join us again next week.

  4. I love your Sweet Potato Zucchini combination for this awesome bread! Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Sounds like an interesting and healthy combination. I love sweet potatoes. I have found they are actually quite good in the juicer with the right combination of other things.

  6. A cool morning by the lake is just perfect though, isn’t it?! I have paired zucchini w/ a lot of things in breads but I am really diggn this sweet potato style bread!

  7. omg. what a brilliant combination!!
    and i see that i will be spending a bit of time here browsing through more of your awesome recipes! glad i found you! 🙂

  8. That bread looks so good! and I like such tasty combination as zucchini and sweet potato; must be very delish! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  9. Oh gosh, ever recipe I see I want to try, my husband keeps asking cant we just have the last one, I say, no, you have to be my tester so I can share.

    Thanks Joy for sharing on #OMHGWW
    Hope you have a great week!

  10. Your weekend sounds delightful! I’d love to have a cool retreat to go to. This bread is definitely going on my must make list (as soon as the wedding is past)! Lovely story.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

  11. Hi
    Your blog is impressive, thanks to the quality of your recipes & other content. We would be glad if you would participate on Contestchef, so that your quality recipes can contest with other such bloggers/ recipe creators and win accolades from various players in the global food industry.
    Contestchef is a global forum for food/ recipe bloggers to showcase their skills to the world. This is a one of a kind concept and backed by food conglomerates around the world. We are the largest in the world with respect to connecting food companies & recipe bloggers for contest purposes. Several recipe creators/bloggers are already contesting on Contestchef.
    To join Contestchef.com, just click Contestchef

Comments are closed.