Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a commercial mixer (batch as needed). Using a paddle attachment, mix on low speed for 1 minute. Leave dry ingredients in mixer. Set aside for step 4.
Combine brown sugar, sugar, applesauce, and oil in a large bowl.
Add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir well.
Combine egg mixture with dry ingredients. Mix for 3–5 minutes on low speed. Batter will be lumpy. DO NOT OVERMIX.
Fold in sweet potatoes and raisins. Stir well.
(Optional) Fold in walnuts.
Pour 1 qt 2 cups (about 3 lb 7 oz) batter into a half steam table pan (12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2") lightly coated with pan-release spray.For 50 servings, use 2 pans.For 100 servings, use 4 pans.
Bake until golden brown:Conventional oven: 350 °F for 40–45 minutes.Convection oven: 325 °F for 35–40 minutes.
Portion: Cut each pan 5 x 5 (25 pieces per pan). Serve 1 piece (2" x 3³⁄8").
Sweet Potato Bread Squares USDA Recipe for Schools
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
Total Carbohydrates 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 18g20%
Vitamin D 1IU7%
Sweet potatoes 1 lb 10 oz
Sweet potatoes 3 lb 4 oz
*See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.Cooking Process #2: Same-Day Service.
Yield / Volume
About 6 lb 6 oz
About 3 qt ³⁄4 cup/2 steam table pans (12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2")
About 12 lb 12 oz
About 1 gal 2 qt 1¹⁄2 cups/4 steam table pans (12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2")