Maple Butternut Squash Bread

Maple Butternut Squash Bread

Native Americans are credited with the planting of three main native crops. These plants were squash, maize (corn), and beans. This delicious bread, made with butternut squash and pure maple syrup, is my favorite.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Loaves


  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup white cane sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple sugar
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups squash, cooked
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Butter and flour two bread loaf pans (8"x3").
  • In a medium bowl, sift dry ingredients.
  • In a second mixing bowl, beat sugar, oil, butter, and maple syrup.
  • Blend in beaten eggs.
  • Mix in cooked butternut squash and spices.
  • Add dry ingredients and pecans, and mix.
  • Transfer batter to loaf pans.
  • Bake until tester stick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  • Cool bread in pan on baking rack 15 minutes.
  • Turn out onto rack and cool completely.

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