Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spiced Sweet Potato Quick Bread

I've been working my way through various recipes in Dr. Mark Hyman's books. This one is from The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook on p. 251. I can't post the entire recipe due to copyright law, but wanted to include some comments about the recipe. The recipe can be found on his blog here.

I love to cook, but not bake. So, if I want a treat it has to be something I can make easily and quickly that has little to no sugar (and preferably uses fruit, coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup instead of granular sugar), doesn't contain wheat (gluten free is our preference), and of course, tastes great. Typically I make a quick banana bread. Today I decided to try the sweet potato bread - no added sugar, just sweet potatoes, coconut flour, spices, eggs, almond butter, and butter.

The nice thing about quick breads is that you don't have to be too exact with amounts. I used about 3 cups mashed sweet potato (2 large). I didn't have ground mace but added a little nutmeg and allspice along with the cinnamon. I also didn't have almond extract so used vanilla instead. One other note: I only used about 2 tsp of coconut oil to oil the pan (not 2 T it called for) and it slipped out of the pan just fine.

Here is the mixture going together:

The batter is quite thick:

The finished bread. Mine took about 65 minutes to cook (instead of the 50-60 minutes specified in the recipe).

It smelled so good we couldn't wait for it to entirely cool to try it. So good! My husband devoured 2 slices and my daughter and I shared a slice spread with ghee.