What’s the difference between cake and sweet bread?
The difference between cake and sweet bread may seem quizzical. Perhaps the ratio of flour to sugar, or the need for kneading or not kneading the dough make the distinction? Either way, this recipe blends and blurs the lines between the two. Our Sunflower Butter Quick Sweet Bread required more added sugar than our customary quick bread recipes, but not as much as a traditional cake loaf requires. This ambiguity earned this recipe the title of a sweet bread.
We do not compromise when it comes to our goals to provide nutrient-rich recipes that feature our products in ways that will fit your individualized health journeys. This recipe, although it calls for sugar, balances with the addition of our sunflower butter displacing the need for oil and decreasing the amount of flour needed. It does all of that while delivering a lightly sweet, fluffy, and earthy sweetbread.
Take note of an interesting observation I made when preparing this recipe. Often, when working with sunflower butter for baking, it may result in a green cake or muffin. A chemical reaction between the sunflower butter and oxygen accelerated by baking can turn your baked goods green; read more about this phenomenon in our recipe for Sunflower Muffins here. However, this greening did not occur when preparing our recipe using our Sunflower Hemp Butter. It could have been a coincidence, but during all four of our attempts as we perfected this recipe, the green color was not an issue. Please comment below, if your results are any different. It would be neat to track if there is an effect of the hemp oil addition to our sunflower seed butter that we can track and verify, preventing the finished baked product from turning green.
This Sunflower Butter Quick Sweet Bread could be made using a muffin pan. Dress up this recipe by adding chocolate chips as a topping or prepare a lemon glaze to add a sweet and sour twist to the bread. Enjoy!
Sunflower Hemp Quick Sweet Bread
Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD
- 1 cup of milk of your choice dairy or plant-based
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of Once Again Sunflower Hemp Butter
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour You may use ½ whole wheat and ½ all-purpose flour.
- Start with a large mixing bowl into which you will combine milk, eggs, sugar, and Once Again Sunflower Hemp Butter.
- Using a hand mixer, combine ingredients at a low speed. Slowly, add in flour and baking powder mixing it just enough to incorporate all ingredients.
- Transfer mixture to a greased 9x5 inch pan; optionally, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top; then transfer to pre-heated oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes.
- Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. Removing it clean ensures that the bread is baked thoroughly. Remove loaf from the oven and let it cool before slicing.
- Enjoy this sweetbread for up to 4 days, and store it in refrigerator to ensure freshness. The loaf can also be frozen to consume within 3 months.