I have to say I am really enjoying my healthier eating lifestyle these days. I have not had a piece of chocolate in over three weeks now, nor have I had any cookies, cakes, candy bars, wine gums, etc. I have banned sugar from my life along with white flour . . . it's been a bit of a challenge, but it can be done and putting on a pair of trousers today that is two sizes smaller than I was wearing a month ago feels good.
I adapted this recipe that I am showing you today from a recipe I found on Diabetic Living. I used plain yogurt in mine, not sour cream, and it worked out perfectly.
I also used splenda sugar substitute . . . it has whole wheat flour and fat free milk and oodles of mashed sweet potatoes, along with chopped pitted dates and chopped toasted walnuts. (They used pecans. I didn't have any. Walnuts worked well.)
It be mighty tasty, and a thin slice of this makes a lovely snack . . . especially if you toast it lightly.
*Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread*Makes 16 to 18 servings
This loaf would make a lovely gift for someone, and what better way to present it than in these lovely Eddingtons Christmas Paper Loaf pans. Non-stick, bake and take, safe up to 220*C, 2 pound capacity and completely disposable.
Available from Amazon for only £5.99 for a set of five. Perfect for giving a special loaf cake to someone you care about for Christmas this year.
This is what the best dressed Christmas Cake will be standing on this year. The very festive Nordic Knit Christmas Cake Stand from Eddingtons.
It will hold up to an 11 inch Christmas Cake or some Christmas themed cupcakes. It's a single tier with a Nordic knit reindeer, tree and snowflake design printed on top. This will make the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas Festivities. Composed of heavy duty cardboard with a gloss finish, it folds down completely for storing. Available at Craft Company UK for only £4.99
I'm really keen to make another Gingerbread Star Tree this year and I know just the perfect biscuit cutters to do the job!
The Eddingtons 8 piece star cookie cutter set! They are made with stainless steel to guarantee a lifetime of use and are dishwasher safe, and includes 8 star shapes ranging from 3cm and 10cm with their own plastic storage case. These are available at The Good Cook Shop for £7.50.
Many thanks to Eddingtons for sending me these lovely baking helps to get me started on the right road for my Christmas baking this year!