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Sweet Potato Apple Cake

Adapted from Whole Foods Market

Sweet potatoes and apples add moistness and natural sweetness to this simple cake.

Serves 9

Natural cooking spray
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Turbinado Sugar*
1 egg
1 large apple, peeled, cored and grated
1 (3/4-pound) sweet potato, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Vanilla Extract*
1/2 cup chopped NOW Real Food® Walnuts*
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly oil an (8-inch) baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
  4. In a second large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until well combined.
  5. Stir in apple, sweet potato, vanilla and walnuts and then add apple mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake, 40 to 50 minutes, until cake pulls away from the edges and is deep golden brown.
  7. Set aside to let cool and then cut into squares and serve.

Per serving (about 4oz/104g-wt.):
190 calories (45 from fat)
5g total fat
0.5g saturated fat
25mg cholesterol
300mg sodium
34g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 17g sugar)
4g protein

*NOW items available at your local health food store