Butternut Squash Bread

Seana McMillan Campbell


I have recently been in love with anything squash - at this moment butternut. I thought, it is so sweet and yummy that it should be a dessert. My favorite desserts just happen to be sweet breads - of any variety - so I put this together and my family loved it, so I thought I would share. My husband loves the way the ginger comes through. I hope you enjoy it as well.


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  • 1 c
    cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    cooked, pureed and drained butternut squash
  • 2/3 c
  • 4
  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 c
    walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1 c
    dried cranberries or raisins (optional)

How to Make Butternut Squash Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F - 175 C
    grease and flour 2 - 9 in bread pans
  2. Mix together dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon with a whisk. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter together. Add vanilla, eggs, water, and squash. Mix well.
    Stir in dry ingredients and nuts.
    Pour into prepared pans and bake for 60 - 75 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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About Butternut Squash Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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