1 Bowl Butternut Squash Bread

Butternut Squash Bread- this simple autumnal bread is just like pumpkin bread but with butternut squash puree instead. It's also FULLY vegan!

This is one of those recipes that I’ve had in my mind for several years but haven’t actually brought it to fruition until just recently. I really wasn’t sure how well this would actually work out but the fact that I’m here, sharing it with you, means that it was AMAZING!

In case you haven’t already heard me mention it 100 times, I grew butternut squash for the first this summer and honestly, I had NO idea how many squashes I would end up with from 2 butternut squash plants. I would say those 2 plants produced roughly 40 butternut squash (but maybe more??) and I’ve had to find new ways to eat it besides just roasting it (not that that’s not DELICIOSO!).

As you’ll see from the photos, I made the executive decision to NOT overly puree the butternut squash. The bread ended up with small little bites of squash in them and I LOVE IT! This is optional of course. If you want a more traditional squash bread bread, simply puree the butternut squash until it is creamy and SMOOTH.

Butternut Squash Bread- this simple autumnal bread is just like pumpkin bread but with butternut squash puree instead. It's also FULLY vegan!

The other great thing about this bread (aside from it being SUPER TASTY!) is that it’s ridiculously easy to make. The whole thing can be thrown together in one big ole’ bowl.

The dry ingredients get whisked together first and then the wet ingredients are mixed into the middle.

Butternut Squash Bread- this simple autumnal bread is just like pumpkin bread but with butternut squash puree instead. It's also FULLY vegan!

Then it’s poured into a bread pan and baked. That’s it. Mix+pour+bake=delicous Autumnal Butternut Squash Bread! Do IT!

Butternut Squash Bread- this simple autumnal bread is just like pumpkin bread but with butternut squash puree instead. It's also FULLY vegan!

Now that Autumn is in full swing, I hope you’re prepared for a ridiculous amount of pumpkin, squash, and SOUPS! I also have lots of recipe ideas for using up the 20 something butternut squash that are currently chilling on a table in our backyard. If you lived closer, rest assured that I would be pawning off a few squash on you :)

Happy hump day, friends!

Yields 1 loaf of bread

Butternut Squash Bread

5 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of whole wheat pastry flour (could also do just 1 3/4 cup of all purpose)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1 banana, thoroughly mashed/ pureed
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup butternut squash purée*

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an average sized loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugars, baking soda & powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamon.
  3. Making a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add in the remaining ingredients and stir until just combined. Try not to over mix.
  4. Pour the batter in the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly and enjoy warm! YUM!

Notes

To make your own butternut squash puree, cut the squash in half and simply roast it in the oven at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a fork can be easily pierced into the skin. Let cool slightly and then blend up the flesh in a food processor until fully creamy and smooth. I left some small chunks in mine but this is optional.

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9 comments on “1 Bowl Butternut Squash Bread”

  1. WhhhhAatt butternut squash bread? I've never though about doing that but I love other squash in bread... So I feel like this would be amazing!
  2. looks wonderful. But since I haven't been blessed with a wonderfully producing butternut squash plant do you think another form of squash such as acorn would work?
  3. I love all the butternut squash you incorporate into your recipes! I actually feel like I'm being healthy when I try one of your recipes out!
  4. Being lazy, I used canned pumpkin puree and OMG this bread was fantastic!! It was especially lovely the next day, couldn't get me hands off it.
    • YAYYY!! So glad that you liked it :) If I didn't have ALL of this butternut squash from my garden, I would totally be going the canned pumpkin route too :) Either way, glad you liked it!
  5. Just made this bread. Still in oven after 55 minutes. I picked 8x4 pan. I think 9x5 would have been a better choice. What size pan do you use?
    • Hi Mark- Yes, I used a 9x5 pan so it might need a bit longer in the oven with a smaller pan. Sorry about that. I'll update the recipe to include this information!