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10.17.2011

Whole Wheat Honey Almond Butternut Squash Bread (Dairy Free)



My kids LOVE this.... and it's whole wheat, squash, honey, almonds.... all good things for you.

Chase (my 2 yr old) keeps calling it cake.

Hey if they want to think this is a treat that's awesome!

It is very similar to pumpkin bread but not quite as sweet. The squash puree adds allot of moisture, and the honey roasted almonds add the perfect amount of crunch.

This recipe is getting  a gold star and will be many more times to come!



Whole Wheat Honey Almond Butternut Squash Bread

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup butternut squash puree
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup warm water
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2-3/4 a cup sliced honey roasted almonds

Directions:
Pre heat oven to 325.

In a medium  mixing bowl sift together, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt. Set aside

In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and oil. Then add in your squash, honey, water and almond extract.

Whisk until blended.

Mix into dry ingredients.

Transfer into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan, sprinkle with almonds and bake for 55-65 minutes.

Allow to cool for 15-30 minutes before removing from pan.

Would go great with this Cinnamon Honey Butter.




Enjoy!



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11 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious, Carrie!

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  2. Yum, I love quick bread that uses the seasonal ingredient like this! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I rarely make quick breads - but I really don't know why!! I have a butternut squash right now that I think just had her fate sealed :).

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  4. It's a yummy bread. Not too sweet though which is why I loved it! Hope you enjoy!

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  5. This bread looks SO delicious, I’m book-marking this to make later! I found you via “This Chick Cooks Link Party”. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

    Have a great week,

    Jillian @ www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

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  6. Creative way to work in the flavors of fall. If you get a chance, we'd love you have you join our recipe linky over at Momtrends:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/10/friday-food-recipe-linky-bacon-egg-cheesy-poofs/

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  7. If I didn't want to use honey...what could I use as a substitute?

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  8. What could I use instead of honey? I'd love to let my 9 month old eat some, but no honey until after they're 1!

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    1. Maple syrup works amazing in this recipe as does molasses.

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    2. I used maple syrup and it turned out great! Thanks!

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