|Butternut Squash Breads cooling.|
I don't purchase them. As I mentioned in my previous post, my family always had a large garden when I was growing up. The Butternut Squash we harvested was always enjoyed as a veggie at dinner and also in quick breads. You know, those breads where the ingredients are mixed together quickly in a large bowl and then baked in a loaf pan. They are quick! They are easy! They are yummy!
Butternut Squash has a great flavor. It is not bland and it's a wonderful ingredient to use rather than pumpkin in many recipes! I always bake 2 Butternut Squash Breads - one to enjoy now and the other is wrapped & placed in my freezer. Baking this bread now and freezing one loaf gives me a start on Thanksgiving!
- The recipe below is for 2 breads. If one bread will be baked, cut the recipe in half.
- I use Egg Whites whenever possible when baking/ cooking, less Cholesterol.
2 Egg Whites = 1 Whole Egg.
- Olive Oil for sauteing & baking works very well here.
Oven: 350°F Time: 55 Minutes 2 Loaves
3 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves (optional, but delicious)
2 Cups Sugar
8 Egg Whites (= total of 4 Whole Eggs)
1 & 1/2 Cups Olive Oil for sauteing & baking
2 Cups Butternut Squash (cooked, mashed & cooled - defrosted if frozen)
- Spray 2 large bread pans with PAM.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.
- In smaller bowl, beat Egg Whites until frothy.
- Mix in Olive Oil.
- Add mashed Butternut Squash to Egg Whites/Olive Oil & stir.
- Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Pour batter into bread pans.
- Stagger bread pans on oven shelf.
- Bake at 350°F for 55 Minutes or until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in middle of loaf.
- Remove from oven and cool in pans on wire rack for 10 Minutes.
- Remove from pans and continue cooling on wire racks.
- Cool completely before slicing.
***I substitute Butternut Squash for Pumpkin. However, if you have no Butternut Squash, this is a moisty easy bread using Pumpkin. No mix needed. :)