"HARVEST" - Butternut Squash Bread

Gail Eischeid


I fell in love with this recipe a number of years ago. Its quite verstatile and you can also use "Sweet Potato, Acorn Squash, and Pumpkin." Enjoy! :)

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40 Min
20 Min


1 pkg
active dry yeast
2 Tbsp
water, warm
1 c
butternut squash
1/3 c
1/4 c
butter, softened
3 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/4 tsp
3 c
all purpose flour
egg, beaten
1 Tbsp

How to Make "HARVEST" - Butternut Squash Bread


  • 1In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Microwave Butternut Squash until cooked and soft inside. Cut it in 1/2, take out seeds, and squash flesh. In a mixing bowl, combine butternut squash, milk, butter, 1 egg, brown sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • 2Add yeast mixture and 1-1/2 C Flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour to make a soft dough, if dough is sticky can up to another 1/2 C flour.
  • 3Turn dough onto floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Placed in grease bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour in warm place, until double.
  • 4Punch dough down. Place on geased sheet or baking stone or bread pan. Let bread rise one more time to almost double, about 30 minutes. I like to either bake in round ball or as a "Braid." *See Baker's Tip. for details.
  • 5Combine "Glaze" ingredients - Egg & water, brush over bread or braid. Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Makes 1 Loaf.
  • 6BAKER'S TIP: To make a "Braid", divide the dough into 1/3 each, roll each 1/3 into a 18-inch rope. Braid 3 ropes together, pinch ends.
  • 7BAKER'S TIP: If you don't want to all the mixing by hand, I have used my dough hook on my mixer or a bread machine too! :) Bon Appetite!

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About "HARVEST" - Butternut Squash Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy