I made bread!

I haven’t posted in forever. My apologies. I got all wrapped up in my for-my-eyes-only wedding blog and completely neglected this one!

Part of our wedding prep has been to get in wedding-day shape. This has not been taken very seriously by both parties involved, but we’re half-assedly trying. We are eating better, and we’ve worked out a few times. Once I’m over whatever ridiculous sickness I have, we’ll get back to the gym.

In the meantime, though, Aussie requested I make a delicious-looking loaf that kept popping up on the Weight Watchers website. As suggested, we ate it with roasted chicken, which was a surprisingly tasty pairing. It’s also good heated up with a bit of butter.

Here it is, in all it’s glory, slightly adapted because I couldn’t bear the thought of using fake eggs!

Sweet Potato Quick Bread with Pumpkin Seeds, adapted from Weight Watchers

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp table salt

1 cup cooked sweet potato, without peel (I use a medium one that came out to EXACTLY a cup, and cooked it in the microwave for several minutes).

2 eggs

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease/spray a 9-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together both types of flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, place mashed sweet potato, eggs, applesauce, sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed, until well-combined, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined; pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle top with pumpkin seeds. Bake until a tester inserted in center of bread comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.

Serves 12, 6 PointsPlus per serving



2 thoughts on “I made bread!

  1. matellcl9 says:

    Yay! A new one, and what awesome bread/cake/loaf it is!

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