They want different things. Well they still want that piece of chocolate cake. So in my quest to find snacks for my family I came across a book, The ultimate low fat baking.
It has some lovely recipes which I needed to adapt.
The sweet potato bread caught my eye and I did it a couple of times.
I must admit that my kids did not enjoy it. Well to tell the truth they have not even tried it. My daughter refuses to eat anything I say is healthy. But other people have tried it and they enjoyed it.
Too bad that my kids do not eat it. I then end up eating the whole loaf by myself. Not good when you are trying to lose weight.
You would need to apologize me for my photographs. I need to improve that It is actually an art to photographs food.
Here is the adapted recipe:
- 2 1/2 cups of whole-wheat flour (you can use any other flour as well)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1.2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (I sometimes omit this)
- 2 cups of mashed cooked sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup of light brown sugar firmly packed ( I have not yet tried it with dates, but next time will do it)
- 3/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce or you can use any egg replacement. I have used previously 3 Tbsp of flaxseed with water- see notes below )
- 1/2 cup of raisin
Dairy and Egg Free Sweet potato and Raisins Bread instructions
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1- Preheat oven to 350F or 180 Degree C.
2- I use a silicone loaf pan, or you can use any loaf pan. Put some parchment or non stick paper.
3- Mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder all together
3- Mix with an electric mixer (I use a hand blender) the sweet potato, apple sauce or flaxseed and the sugar. Ensure that it is all well mixed.
4- Add the flour mixture and the raisins. Mix everything with a spoon
5- Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
6- Cook for one and a half hours or until you insert a knife and comes out clean.
7- Cool the bread on the pan for 15 minutes. Take bread out of pan onto a plate or wire rack. Let it cool down completely.
If you do not use apple sauce then you can use flaxseed.
Grind 3 tbsp of flaxseed and mix it with 9 tbsp of water . Basically I am replacing 3 eggs. For each egg I use a tablespoon of flaxseed. I grind the flaxseed and mix it with 3 tablespoon of water. After few minutes this will have a consistency similar to egg yolk.
Let me know if you try it and how you like it.