October 9, 2014

Sweet potato and chocolate swirl bread

Sliced loaf of sweet potato and chocolate swirl bread.

Sweet potatoes and chocolate come together in this swirled quick bread that is perfectly delicious all fall and winter long.

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Pumpkin is a staple of fall baked goods, but sweet potato is another solid choice for making delicious autumn treats. Chocolate chip pumpkin bread is one of my favorite things to make each fall.

However, sweet potatoes have a lovely sweet flavor and a deep orange color just like pumpkins and other winter squash. They are terrific for using to make quick breads, muffins, pie and more.

This quick bread used sweet potato puree in the batter. Sweet potato puree can be found in the grocery store in cans sometimes, or ordered online, or you can make it by baking, peeling, and mashing up sweet potatoes until it they are smooth.

Slices of sweet potato and chocolate swirl bread.

This quick bread is lightly spiced with cinnamon and ginger for some extra warmth and depth of flavor. The chocolate swirl also has some extra chocolate from not only cocoa powder, but mini chocolate chips as well.

These two flavors and colors are layered and then swirled together to make a lovely loaf of bread. You can see the distinct swirls when you cut the slices and the flavors blend together well.

Inside of a loaf of sweet potato and chocolate swirl bread.

Serve this bread for a snack with hot coffee or hot tea. It's lovely for a brunch item or to serve with breakfast as well. Quick breads make a yummy addition to your lunchboxes. Having muffins and quick breads on hand is always great for easy snacks.

Give this sweet potato and chocolate swirl bread a try! If you love pumpkin baked goods, you will enjoy them with sweet potatoes, too.

Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Sweet Potato and Chocolate Swirl Bread

Sweet Potato and Chocolate Swirl Bread

Sweet potatoes and chocolate come together in this swirled quick bread that is perfectly delicious all fall and winter long.


  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour through ginger) until combined. In another medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (brown sugar through egg) until well combined. Then stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
  3. Transfer half of the batter back into the bowl the dry ingredients came from and set aside. In the other bowl, stir in the cocoa powder and chocolate chips until combined.
  4. Pour half of the chocolate batter into the pan and spread it with a spatula. Top with half the the sweet potato batter, followed by the remaining chocolate batter, and then remaining sweet potato batter.
  5. Then, using a chopstick or rubber spatula, insert it into one end of the loaf pan to the bottom and swirl batter up and down lengthwise and then crosswise.
  6. Bake the bread for approximately 45-55 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack. Slice to serve. 
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container for about 2-3 days.
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Finished slices of sweet potato and chocolate swirl bread.

This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated in 2023 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience. 

Check out these other quick bread recipes: 

Carrot Banana Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Yellow Squash & Apple Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


  1. This quickbread looks so good! I love the idea of using sweet potato puree instead of pumpkin to mix it up.

  2. Oh, beautiful! I love a swirl bread and this flavor combination sounds SO good. YUM!

  3. This sounds wonderful, I think my family would love it!

  4. sounds amazing! I love swirl breads :)

  5. I love sweet potato but have never made a bread with it. This is a fabulous idea! And that chocolate swirl, yummo!

  6. Sweet Potatoes might be my favorite thing to bake with in the fall. Love them! This bread sounds so good!

  7. Add me to the list of those who've never tried sweet potato bread before. It's not fall here but I think I must have a bite of this.

  8. I've made sweet potato bread, but adding a chocolate swirl makes it even better!

  9. I've always loved the look of swirl breads but have never made one. Sweet potato and chocolate sounds pretty awesome to me!

  10. Now this is a different combination for a sweet potato bread. I bet the chocolate pairs well with the sweet potato flavor.

  11. This swirl bread looks craaaazy delicious!! Love the chocolate in there!

  12. Love the idea of sweet potato in bread, lovely colours too!

  13. YES, lots of time I just feel the urge to bake! Normally I end up baking cookies. I can give those away in a heart beat. I can understand finding something lurking in your pantry like a treasure and being inspired. What a wonderful bread you came up with. The swirling makes it festive and pushes it over into the special column.

  14. I like the idea of using sweet potato in this quick bread.

  15. I like to bake more this time of year as well. What a great looking quick bread, love the combination.

  16. What a fun and interesting idea. I love sweet potatoes and they are so healthy for you. I bet this bread is super moist and delicious.

  17. Great job my friend!!!
    sure i like to starting my day with your sweet potato swirl bread...

  18. I couldn't agree more, Amy. Baking is so much more fun when it's cold outside.
    The sweet potato bread looks fantastic and I love the autumn touch ingredients.

  19. This looks delicious! That happens to me all the time when I find random ingredients in the back of the cupboard :)

  20. i'm with ya! i love the idea of a sweet potato bread. will have to try this out! :)


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