Monday, April 30, 2012

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread

I made this bread, and my kids LOVED it. They helped me do the prep as well, as I'm trying to get them more involved as I make healthier foods. 


1 cup mashed sweet potato*
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
1/4 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup honey
1 cup buttermilk**

1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup toffee chips
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions ~ with my kids helping!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, adjust rack so that the top of the pan will be in the middle of the oven.  Grease and flour bottom of loaf pan.

Blend together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and all-spice.  Mix wet ingredients in seperate bowl: oil, eggs, vanilla, honey, mashed sweet potato and buttermilk.  Blend untill ingredients are moistened.  Pour into prepared pan.

Mix topping ingredients, sprinkle over top of batter.

Bake in oven for 90 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.  Slice and serve. 

* I peeled and cut the potatoes.  Then boiled until tender, drained and mashed.

** Several bread recipes that I use call for buttermilk.  But I never seemed to have it when I had I needed it.  And when I'd buy it, part of it would go bad.  Then I found this, and I LOVE it.  It's a powdered buttermilk, and it works fabulously!  I hope you can find it in a store near you.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Accuquilt Barn Quilt Contest - FINALIST

If you don't know it yet, I'm totally addicted to contests.  For the second year in a row, I entered Accuquilt's Barn Quilt contest - and this year I'm a finalist!!  The top 100 blocks are voted by YOU, then the top 20 go to a celebrity panel.  It's a short term contest, public voting is only until Wednesday, April 18th!  That's less than a week.

So, I am shamelessly going to ask for your votes.  PLEASE! :D  And thank you.  (Imagine how many more quilts I can make, maybe one for YOU if I win).   Quilt #45.  Go.  Vote.  THANK YOU!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Autism Awareness Month - GiveAway

April is Autism Awareness month, and today (April 3rd) is World Autism day.

My son is high-funtioning autistic, and I have a soft spot in my heard for all of those on the spectrum.

Today I'm going to give away a necklace so that you can show your support as well.