Squash and Banana Bread
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Recipe Type: Baking
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Serves: MAKES TWO (8 X 4 INCH) LOAVES
 
This soft banana bread is made extra special and sweet with a festive color thanks to pureed squash.
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Cooked Pureed Squash
  • 1 Cup Mashed Very Ripe Bananas (About 2 Medium)
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts, Plus Another ½ Cup Finely Chopped Walnuts For The Top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease two (8 x 4 inch) loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, extract, squash, and bananas until mixed.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix with a wooden spoon just until blended.
  6. Stir in the cup of chopped walnuts.
  7. Divide the batter between the two prepared loaf pans.
  8. Sprinkle the loaves with the remaining chopped walnuts, then bake for about 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool loaves for 10 minutes, then remove from the tins and cool completely before slicing.
Notes
adapted from Taste of Home Winter Squash Banana Bread Recipe
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at https://honestcooking.com/squash-banana-bread/