Creative Fall Bread

24 Oct

This past year we have really been trying to eat the food that we buy.  I know this might sound silly but we save so much money by making sure that we eat all of the produce that we buy.  it’s also easier to convince Brandon to eat vegetables! 🙂  We are pretty good about menu planning but sometimes I find myself left with some odd ingredients.  Yesterday I found half a can of pumpkin left over from some pumpkin waffles and half a sweet potato.  What in the world could I do with the two of them?  Make a super yummy fall bread!  Trust me it’s really good.  Here is the recipe if you’d like to try it too. 

Mix together:

  • 4 c. flour either all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 c. sugar-you could probably decrease this if you wanted to
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. each of baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. ground cloves
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger.

Then Add in:

  • 2 c. total of: sweet potato and/or pumpkin (I was about 1/3 c short so I added 1/3 cup applesauce to make the total amount 2 c)
  • 1 c. oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 c water

Divide dough between 2 greased loaf pans filling about 2/3 of the way full.  Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour-1 hour 10 min or until done.  Let cool for 15 minutes and remove from pans.  This recipe yields 2 loaves but you could easily cut it in half.  I like to make at least 2 loaves of bread at a time.  I either freeze one, give it to a neighbor, or take it to a friend (which I did last night).  Enjoy!  This makes your house smell heavenly!

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