Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Watkins Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Watkins Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh orange peel or 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Orange Peel
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup butter (optional-leave out for low fat)
4 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes

Grease bottom of two loaf pans. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in mixing bowl: stir in the sugar, and walnuts. In separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk, (butter if adding) and mashed sweet potatoes, stir to blend well. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon just until the mixture is moistened. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 325 for about 1 hour 10 minutes (check with toothpick insected in middle comes out clean.)

Orange Cream Spread
Blend 1 tablespoon of orange juice and 1 teaspoon grated peel (or 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Orange Peel) into 3 ounces of cream cheese. Spread over top of Sweet Potato loaf or on slices of bread.

This Sweet Potato Bread is low in fat, easy to make and delicious.

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