Butternut Squash Quick Bread

Janice Cabahug

By
@magicjanice

I love quick breads and I find they are especially great around the holidays as gifts or to serve with a little butter as a side dish since they are not overly sweet and go great with Turkey. Here's a great recipe for a moist, delicious bread that incorporates some butternut squash. I LOVE butternut squash and have been looking for a way to eat it aside from the soup and pasta. This is a great use of all that delicious butternut squash you may have.This is also a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies especially if you use the healthier alternatives.


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Rating:

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COMBINE THESE IN A BOWL AND WHISK

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
each of the following: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, salt

COMBINE THESE TOGETHER IN YOUR FOOD PROCESSOR

1 1/4 c
cooked butternut squash (see instructions below for cooking) or use good quality canned squash drained
1/2 c
brown sugar (dark or light is fine)
1/2 c
sugar- i use pure sugar cane sugar as opposed to processed sugar
1/2 c
apple sauce or vegetable oil (the applesauce is a much healther alternative but it will add some sweetness)
2
large eggs
1/4 c
water

ADD AFTER THE BATTER IS MADE

1/2 c
pecans or walnuts (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
*To cook the Butternut Squash, cut into four sections and remove all the seeds. Place skin side up in a baking pan and add about 1/2-1 inch of water. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the fork pierces easily. Pour out excess water, allow to cool and remove the skin. Approximately 1/2 the squash equals 1 and 1/4 cups need for the recipe.
2
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, sift together the first 3 ingredients.
3
In the food processor, process the cooked squash until smooth. Then add the next five ingredients and process until combined.
4
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
5
Add the nuts if desired.
6
Pour into a greased 9X5 inch loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour or until a toothpick or knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: For Kids