Easy Cranberry Yam Bread

Easy Cranberry Yam Bread

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16 people

Try this quick and fantastic bread that begins with a biscuit baking mix. Cream cheese gives the bread a rich flavor, yams give a natural sweetness, and cranberries add a burst of tartness. 

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  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained and mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries


  • 1 Preheat oven 350°F.
  • 2 Coat 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 4 Beat in sweet potatoes (yams) and eggs.
  • 5 Stir in biscuit mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries until just blended.
  • 6 Transfer to prepared pan.
  • 7 Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 8 Cool in pan 15 minutes before serving.


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