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Roasted Butternut Squash Bread

Butternut squash is so versatile, I use it to make a sweet and savory bread that’s fabulous for breakfast, snacking or even dessert. —Sarah Meuser, New Milford, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 3-1/2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Place squash in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Roast 25-30 minutes or until tender. Reduce oven setting to 325°.
  • Transfer squash to a bowl; mash coarsely. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in mashed squash and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with yogurt, beating well after each addition.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan; sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 179 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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