Brown Sugar Butternut Squash Bread
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Brown Sugar Butternut Squash Bread {Vegan}

Author Veg Life Staff

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1-1/2 C Pureed Roasted Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 C Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3/4 C Oil + 1-2 tsp for baking the squash

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare baking pan by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut the ends off of a butternut squash and peel away enough of the skin to reveal the bright orange flesh.
  • Slice in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • Cut into 1" cubes.
  • On a baking sheet, add 1-2 tsp Oil and the squash. Toss with the spices and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add 2 Tbl water and toss. Continue to bake until fork tender. This will depend on how large you cut the squash.
  • Once complete, remove to a rack to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the squash and beat until you get a smooth puree.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Do not over beat.
  • Spoon into a loaf pan (or evenly distribute amongst mini pans) and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes for a standard loaf pan (or 30-35 minutes for mini loaf pans). You will know they are done when a toothpick inserted comes clean and the edges are golden.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove to a rack to continue cooling completely.
  • Once completely cool, wrap with foil. This is a very moist bread, so I like to refrigerate. If you are doing the mini loaves, wrap individually and freeze.
  • Serve with a dab of vegan margarine.