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Thursday, October 19, 2006

sweet potato and zucchini bread

ok..this was tasty. through the haze of a protesting 2 yr old i even managed to shove some of this fine grub into his mouth. and he loved it! mommy baked, mommies little helper approved. makes 1 giant loaf...it is really sturdy enough to make as muffins i think as well as mini loaves! enjoy!

sweet potato and zucchini bread
yield: one giant veggie filled loaf

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 cup flaxseed meal

1/4 wheat germ

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup organic cane sugar

1/4 cup organic brown sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup canola oil

3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup (about 3) shredded zucchini

1 1/2 cup (i'd say 2 small to med sized ones) shredded sweet potato

350F.

grease a 9x5x3 in loaf pan...or really whatever you got!

sift flours, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. add flaxseed meal and wheat germ.

beat sugars, applesauce, oil, eggs and vanilla. mix in veggies and add dry.

pour into pan.
bake about 1 hr 20 min...depending on your own oven of course.


note:
you'll see a theme in a lot of my baked goods...especially when i make them mostly with my kid in mind...wheat germ and flaxseed. both are so beneficial to our bodies. (i will post later on certain ingredients and why i use them later!)

again, pumpkin pie spice works just as great as a sub for just the cinnamon and ginger.

unbleached wheat flour* is a must...king arthur is what i always use. i get it at trader joes...i should be there spokeswhore or something! (this is one of those items that i'll list in the coming post of why i use what use.)

applesauce adds moisture to baked goods in the same manner as oil...generally i use it as a complete subsitute for the oil but in some items...like this one, it is a pretty dense item and the added moisture of the oil is neccessary.

you could sub different veggies in here as well...carrot for sweet potato, butternut squash, pumpkin, etc.

the addition of walnuts would be tasty as well as raisins.

(pictures to come!)


enjoy!

4 Comments:

Blogger The Donkey Benjamin said...

Hey this is cool. I'll have to show Tricia. I received the link from Augie.

12:06 PM

 
Blogger foodiemama said...

sweet!

8:02 AM

 
Blogger Eden said...

I always use applesauce when possible w/ the recipe. I try to follow a low-fat diet (I had my gall bladder out) and I think the applesauce makes a lighter, fluffier baked good.

I'm eager to try this one. Where do I find flaxssed meal? Is it with flour, yeast, etc.? I think I can find wheat germ but I've never seen flaxseed meal on casual glance. Also, does flaxseed oil give the same benefit?

6:10 PM

 
Blogger foodiemama said...

i always buy bobsredmill brand of ground flax seed. as far as i know they sell it at trader joes, wild oats andi have seen it at major supermarket stores. it is usually with the baking stuff...wheat germ is generally with the oatmeals, cereals, etc.
i believe flax seed oil gives the same nutritional benefits but i could be wrong...i really only know as far as baked goods go with regards to using the ground flaxmeal. btw, do not use the seeds...they do not work the same as the flaxseed ground!
honestly, you could really do without both in the recipes and be fine...they are just nutritional boosters for the most part!

6:53 PM

 

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