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Sweet Potato Bread #ForksOverKnives
Illustrating a Forks Over Knives recipe
I recently made Sweet Potato Bread from the Forks Over Knives1 website, (it’s in their app too — which I’ve had on my phone since they originally released it).
I decided to sketch the bread as it was cooling (image above), which, is the only reason I’m writing about it.
That’s another perk of keeping a sketchbook — something to do when you’re waiting for a snack. When you’re hungry and it smells great, the 10-minute cooling time can feel like forever. Good to keep busy.
This recipe makes a dense, moist quick bread loaf. The consistency is similar to banana bread but not as sweet. It slices easily and portions stay fresh wrapped in tin foil in the freezer.
It’s amazing toasted without any butters or spreads added. It’s enough just as it is.
I’ll try this recipe again because it’s delicious, quick and easy but the batter takes some convincing to come together, and the risk of over mixing is real.
Ingredient substitutions came in handy since I didn’t have whole wheat white flour, pure sugar cane, or pumpkin spice that the recipe calls for. But I don’t think that hurt it in the least and used regular flower, regular sugar and apple pie spices instead.
This recipe calls for dried fruits, I used dried cranberries and dried apricots, since they were on hand.
The recipes in the Forks Over Knives app and website are oil free and plant based.
And pretty yummy too. I have quite a few of their recipes favourited. Maybe I’ll sketch more of them for fun.
You’ll find the link to this recipe in the footnotes below.
The family behind the science of the recipes is grounded in heart healthy cooking, starting with Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn.2
The author of this specific recipe is a medical professional, Nancy Macklin, RDN3
They take the phrase “let food be your medicine” seriously.
You can find the recipe here: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/vegan-baked-stuffed/sweet-potato-bread/
Nancy Macklin, RDN’s contributions to Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/contributors/nancy-macklin/