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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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)

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.

2Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, sift together the first 3 ingredients.

3In the food processor, process the cooked squash until smooth. Then add the next five ingredients and process until combined.

4Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

5Add the nuts if desired.

6Pour 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