I decided to celebrate hitting my halfway mark yesterday by making dessert. Specifically, I made a berry-laced bread from a recipe on a cooking web site I follow: Cooking Comically. It’s not at all optimized for weight loss, but the calories turned out not to be too bad at all. So first, go have a look at the recipe:
- 2 cups raspberries, 130 calories
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, 910 calories
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, 627 calories
- 1/4 cup sugar, 194 calories
- 3/4 cup milk, 75 calories (I used 1% milk)
- 1 egg, 80 calories
- 1/4 cup butter, 407 calories
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 240 calories
In total, if you make it exactly as described, the entire loaf comes out to 2663 calories. That sounds like a lot, right? But the mix comes out to about 21 ounces (based on my rough estimates from one slice), so that’s only 126 calories per ounce – which sounds steep, but it’s only about 50% more per ounce than the 100% whole wheat bread I normally eat as a sandwich.
In my opinion, a serving size is about 3 ounces – 378 calories. Budget accordingly, but it’s well worth it.