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Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

Loaf of Sweet Potato - Cranberry Bread

Loaf of Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

The Scoop on Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potatoes

There are many varieties and colors of sweet potatoes.  The orange of the sweet potato provides the vitamin A, beta-carotene. To get the full benefit of beta-carotene, it is important to have some fat with your sweet-potato meals. Boiling or steaming the potatoes enhances the nutritional value.  Additional nutrients include vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.  The heath benefits of sweet potatoes are anti-inflammatory nutrients, antioxidants and blood-sugar regulating nutrients

How-to for Sweet Potato-Cranberry Bread

For years the only way sweet potatoes were eaten at our house was to have plenty of butter and brown sugar.  Now we enjoy them seasoned with olive oil, thyme or oregano and minced ginger, baked at 425 F for 25 minutes or until tender, in a cast iron skillet.  Add these toyour lettuce salad.

 

Sweet Potato - Cranberry Bread

Enjoy the versatility of sweet potatoes and cranberries in a tea bread full of nutritional benefits for a snack or dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 slices
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease and line the bottoms of 2 - 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with parchment paper.
  • Grease the parchment paper and dust pans with flour.
  • Measure and sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs, oil, water and sweet potatoes to the dry ingredients.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in the cranberries and nuts if used.
  • Pour into the 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 F for 1 hour, or inserted toothpick come out clean.
  • Take bread out of the pans while very warm.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap or foil to cool completely.
  • Can be frozen.

Notes

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Slice of Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread

Slice of Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread

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Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed- Apple Muffins

adapted from Hodgson Mill® Milled Flax Seed

Whole Wheat Flax’n Apple Muffins

I can’t take credit for this great recipe.  This is an adaption of Hodgson Mill® recipe for terrific moist muffins. They are quick and easy to make and even quicker and easier to eat.  Muffins are a such a treat to have in the morning for breakfast. or a late evening snack.  They can be packed in school or work lunches

Flax Seed Benefits

Flax seed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.  A very good source for Vitamin 1, copper, manganese and fiber.  According to ” the world’s healthiest foods www.wh.org.*  there are several benefits of having flax seed in your diet.  The chronic diseases are helped through the benefits of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory in omega-3 oils, i.e. cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention, improving digestive health and post-menopausal symptoms.

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

An adaption of a Hodgson Mill recipe for a moist muffin for breakfast, snack or lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped Gala apples
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Grease or line muffin tins with paper cups. Use the regular size tins.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, blend with a whisk.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the egg, oil and milk.
  • Add the dry ingredients and blend, do not beat.
  • Fold in the chopped apples. The batter is thick.
  • Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted will come out clean.

Notes

Walnuts, pecans or almonds may be folded in with the apples...............Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

*http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?pfriendly=1&tname=foodspice&dbid=81

 

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Suggestions for serving with

Red Anjou Pears

Red Anjou Pears

Beef Barley Soup with Toasted French Bread

Beef Barley Soup 

Baked Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

Baked Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

 

 

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Simply Salads by cookbookinabox

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer's Market

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer’s Market

Simply Salads of fresh vegetables and fruit combined can be the center of lunch or part of an elaborate dinner.  Fresh vegetables and fruit can show up in the whole meal or menu.  Check out the menu below.

A trip to the local farmer’s market makes a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables and fruit for gourmet and ordinary cooking.  Road side stands, city markets, farmer’s markets, co-operative groceries and big name grocery stores are teeming with produce. Check out your community to find the foods for healthy eating.

Which recipe would you like to make?  Look for the heading “Recent Recipes” in the right column for these dishes listed below. Or use the category search.

       Select a recipe from each of the following list of foods to plan a menu for dinner.

Appetizer:  Celery and carrot sticks, pineapple chunks and strawberries

    Bread:  Sweet Potato & Cranberry Nut Bread or Sweet Wheat Bread

       Soup:  Summer Vegetable Soup or Corn and Mushroom Chowder

           Salad:  Cabbage Apple Slaw  or Vegetable Fusilli Salad

               Entree:  Asparagus Tart or Collard Greens, Corn and Tortilla Strata

                   Vegetable:  Braised Carrots & Fennel,   Savory Baked Corn

                        Dessert:  Chocolate Cake or Apple Cobbler

                            Snack:  Molasses Cookies or Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

How about quick and easy salads?

                                 Simply Salads by cookbookinabox®

Tomato avacado simple salad_0953Tomato, avocado and large pitted black olives are sprinkled with lime juice. To add more color serve it on a bed of romaine lettuce or spinach.  Need more veggies, try chopping scallions on top. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. Asparagus Tart and this simple salad would make a good luncheon or brunch meal.

Pear orange simple salad _3797Red Bartlett pear and a naval orange are diced with chopped red onion, feta cheese and chopped walnuts on top.  Anjou or Bosc pears, pecans or even add dried cranberries or cherries for another quick simple salad.  Use a sweet vinaigrette dressing. The Microwaved Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy is an easy entree to serve with Simply Salads by cookbookinabox.

Orange almond simple salad_3727Salad or dessert, a little of each,  a layered fruit salad of green grapes halves, pineapple chunks, diced navel oranges and sprinkling of toast almonds and coconut flakes on top.  The juice provide its own dressing.  This simple salad would be a sweet ending to the Corn and Mushroom Chowder.

As cooks, we sometimes get so caught up trying to give the best tasting gourmet dinner and an stunning  eye-appealing  presentation we get overwhelmed and frazzled.  Try some of the suggested Simply Salads by cookbookinabox® with any of the Recent Recipes listed on the side.

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