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Grandma Watson’s Orange Bread

Over Christmas, I was gifted a recipe book with Mark’s great grandmother’s favorite recipes.

All the recipes are made with Wesson oil, shortening, lots of sugar, and of course love.

I am personally overcoming some of my own sugar dogmas right now…which is interesting. But I'm always open to learn and implement new things. My key take away with this evolution is that sugar isn’t always bad. Sugar without nutrition can absolutely deplete your body. But sugar WITH nutrition — fat soluble vitamins, minerals, ect, can be therapeutic. I know… mind blown. I am still taking information in and learning, but I honestly feel so much better adding more honey, pure maple syrup, and coconut sugar to my day. My body temperatures have improved, heart rate has improved, cycles have improved, and I have energy to complete my workouts.

One of these days, I’ll have time to write out what I have learned with sources. But this is just not the time for that. OUR LIVES ARE NUTS!

OKAY, recipe!

I made this the night before so we could have it with breakfast. I made some substitutions and it turned out amazing! My kiddos gobbled it up with some scrambled eggs and we all praised Jesus for the success!



1 cup of orange juice

1 cup of raisins

1 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbs melted coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

2 cups organic all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cream together coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Add orange juice and raisins. Throw in all the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Grease loaf pan with coconut oil. Pour in the batter and bake for 45-60 minutes on the middle rack. Stick a toothpick in the middle to check doneness. It needs to slide out completely clean. Then it is done! Slather some butta on that baby and do a little dance in your kitchen for your effort.





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