We are trying to go awhile without going to the store, so I’m trying to be extra-vigilant about kitchen waste. Tonight I have my dehydrator filled with ginger, celery, oranges, and even blobs of cranberry sauce so they didn’t go to waste. I cut and froze two apples because they were starting to get a little mealy. They will end up in smoothies. Three soft bananas ended up in the freezer as well. My girls like them blended up with a wee bit of milk and protein powder as a frosty treat. I had three uncommitted sweet potatoes getting a little rough looking, so used them for sweet potato bread!
The nutmeg makes this bread really something. I used my homemade raisins in the bread too. There is no comparison to store bought and homemade raisins. Store bought raisins are overly sweet and flat, while homemade has a fresh sweetness and tang. I think I’m going to use the rest for chocolate covered raisin and nut clusters. Good food keeps my family distracted from missing out on so much, and this bread is a fun treat while we are hunkering down!
Sweet Potato Quick Bread
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 TBSP milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325
Sift together flour through sugar.
Mix in eggs, milk and oil. Add sweet potato and incorporate.
Fold in nuts and raisins. Bake in loaf pan until a toothpick comes back with a crumb, about 60 minutes.