Sweet Potato Bread Squares USDA Recipe for Schools

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 50-100
Our Sweet Potato Bread Squares―with their nutritious combination of whole wheat flour, sweet potatoes, golden raisins, applesauce,and spices―are amazingly delicious!
NSLP/SBP CREDITING INFORMATION
1 piece provides 1 oz equivalent grains.
5 from 2 votes

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Instructions
 

  • 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").

Nutrition INFORMATION

Sweet Potato Bread Squares USDA Recipe for Schools
Amount Per Serving
 
1 g
Calories
175
Total Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Cholesterol
 
6
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
113
mg
5
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
3
g
1
%
Dietary Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Total Sugars
 
18
g
20
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin D
 
1
IU
7
%
Calcium
 
13
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
97
mg
3
%
N/A=data not available
*Marketing Guide
50 Servings:
Sweet potatoes 1 lb 10 oz
100 Servings:
Sweet potatoes 3 lb 4 oz

Notes

*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
50 Servings:
About 6 lb 6 oz
About 3 qt ³⁄4 cup/2 steam table pans (12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2")
100 Servings:
About 12 lb 12 oz
About 1 gal 2 qt 1¹⁄2 cups/4 steam table pans (12" x 10" x 2¹⁄2")