Sweet Potato and Apple Loaf (sugar free)

I had it in my head that come my blogs second birthday I would try to create something special. I was thinking I still had a couple of weeks left but it turns out my blog turned two last month *Happy Birthday to Me!*  How did I miss this? 2 years have flown by. I feel I have come a long way since my first blog post (and I cringe at that photo)! But I am currently struggling to find time to create and share with my dear readers. I read this post recently and it completely sums up my feelings about blogging. I love blogging and the opportunities it brings me, but I feel so much pressure to put all my time and energy into it if I want to make it ‘big’. Trying to juggle a full-time job and a blog is HARD, unless you want to sacrifice any leisure time you do have. I wanna hang with my friends, I wanna laze on the sofa at the weekend, I want to explore the land on these short winter days. I don’t always want to plan my day around daylight hours and how much time I have to get a photo in the perfect light. Posts will still be coming, so bear with me, some may have one image, some may have seven. I think keeping things different is the key to a long, happy life. So here’s to slow blogging, slow living and a long life.

Sweet Potato and Apple Loaf - sugar and dairy free // roughmeasures.com

I’m currently not having any type of sugar apart from whole fruits, not even my beloved maple syrup. Due to some health reasons and also to see if I could snap out of some very bad snacking habits *hello office cake table 3 times a day*. It’s going ok, the headache has gone and I am into my third week. I want to see if I can keep it up for as long as possible. When Costcutter asked me to come up with a baking recipe using their new Independent range, I thought it was a good opportunity to try some sugar free goods. This sweet potato and apple loaf is a hearty, dense loaf to keep you satisfied. I like to toast a slice and spread with almond butter.

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Sweet Potato and Apple Loaf
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A comforting slice of this loaf will keep you going in these long afternoons. I like to toast a slice and slather with almond butter. Stay cosy.
Rough Measures:
Recipe type: Baked goods
Serves: 10 slices
  • 115g / 2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
  • 150g / 1 cup grated sweet potato
  • 60g / ½ cup grated apple
  • 60ml / ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift in your flour and all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Add the grated sweet potato and apple and mix through.
  4. In a mug, whisk the oil and egg together, then pour into the loaf mix.
  5. Stir everything to combine, be careful not to over mix the mixture.
  6. Pour into a greased, lined loaf tin.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until a knife or skewer comes out clean.
  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Independent, the brand owned by Costcutter, offers a range of quality, affordable products across all categories including fresh vegetables, baking supplies and cupboard stables. I am always on the hunt for ways to keep our food bills down, and these products are great quality at low value. Independent is available from Costcutter, Mace, Kwiksave, SuperShop and SimplyFresh stores across the UK. You can find more about them here costcutter.co.uk and find them on Twitter and Facebook. 

Want to see some more Independent creations?

Simple Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake – Thinly Spread

Disclosure; this post was sponsored by Costcutter. All opinions are my own.


19 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Apple Loaf (sugar free)

  1. Love this: “So here’s to slow blogging, slow living and a long life.”
    I agree. I don’t to make a career out of blogging because I do love my day job but at the same time, of course I want my blog to be successful and I want to make it as good as I can. But it’s definitely a balancing act and I don’t want to let the other joys of life fall by the wayside for the sake of the blog.
    I need to reduce my sugar intake drastically too. Lovely looking recipe!

  2. Balancing work, life and the blog has definitely been one of the hardest things I have done. Sometimes something had to be sacrificed over the other and usually it was my family time. Happy belated blog birthday – this loaf looks delicious (and healthy too)

  3. That sounds delicious Sus. I made banana bread that had no added sugar other than the banana and it was nicer than pretty much any banana bread I’ve had. So impressed with you giving up sugar. How does it work with kombucha?

    1. I do love a good banana bread loaf. Kombucha is fine because the sugar goes into the SCOBY and you don’t drink it – I asked a professional this and they confirmed it was ok 🙂

  4. Great recipe! I try very hard to keep sugar to a minimum and I find most cakes/biscuits/chocolate just way too sweet now when I try them, but I reckon this would be just perfect…and so much goodness going on there – love it! And happy belated blogiversary!! Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb x

  5. I feel so much better when I eat less sugar but my kids are always hungry for snacks so this looks like a perfect bake to try. I made some cookies last week with sweet potato and I really liked them so this would be the perfect bake to have a go at next!

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