Sensational Sweet Potato Bread

Since Pumpkin Puree is sadly, horribly hard to find,  may I suggest a beautiful alternative???
I got this recipe from Dyanna Brae and it is hands down the BEST sweet potato bread I have ever tasted!
Sensational Sweet Potato Bread
1/2 cup butter, softened [ I use margarine to cut the fat by about 35%--works great!] *also, can use 1/3 cup for the weight conscious and it will still taste fabulous!*
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg **instead of cinn. and nutmeg you can use 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice**
1 tsp. vanilla extract
*OPTIONAL add-ins*
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sweet potatoes, beat well. Combine flour, and other dry ingredients; gradually add to sweet potato mixture. (Batter will be stiff.) Stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans (if using).
***I add all together at one time, in one bowl , and stir just until blended***
Spoon into greased 9”x5” loaf pan. Bake at 335 degrees for 60 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center comes out clean.  *To prevent gooey center and too crunchy top, lay a piece of foil flat over top [ DON'T FOLD DOWN] of bread 40 minutes into cook time.* Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.

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