I started this bread because I needed to bake something to bring as a gift to someone's house and quickly found that my ingredients were limited to a few summertime fruits and veggies and not much else. As such, I improvised and changed a few things around from a zucchini bread recipe and created this healthy, hearty, summertime bread. It has a slightly different flavor than zucchini bread but the same moist consistency and sweet, summery taste and smell. Note: it is not very sweet and does taste 'healthy', so it's probably not a big hit for kids unless chocolate chips are added.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch bread pan.

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  • Whisk squash, honey, blueberry syrup, oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; add blueberries and walnuts. Stir flour mixture into squash mixture just until combined; pour into prepared bread pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe was kind of an experiment, and as I like to cook with whole wheat flour and without processed sugar when I can. It can be altered in many ways. Try it with sugar, applesauce, or butter instead of oil; add raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips or anything else you like.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 30.2g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 231mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
I made 2 loaves as directed except I didn't have any whole wheat flour so I sub'd tef flour and wheat germ. It just came out of the oven (45 min) and I just ate about 1/3 loaf! Really tasty - light & not too sweet or oily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
I made 2 loaves as directed except I didn't have any whole wheat flour so I sub'd tef flour and wheat germ. It just came out of the oven (45 min) and I just ate about 1/3 loaf! Really tasty - light & not too sweet or oily. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2015
So delicious! I made this so my son could have a nice after school snack he loved it! I enjoy it for breakfast warmed in the toaster. I used double blueberries and no walnuts. The only blueberry syrup I could find was Smucker's so perhaps that's why my bread is sweeter than I was expecting. Thanks so much for the recipe HannahRose! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2018
8.18.18 The grated squash was very wet so I did give it a good spin in my salad spinner (a lot of liquid came out). Added a few more blueberries and used white whole wheat flour as well as the all purpose flour otherwise followed the directions. I always bake recipes like this in three mini loaf pans primarily for portion control and they baked for 35 minutes at 350ºF. I agree with the recipe submitter this is probably not something your kids are going to go wild about but it is extremely moist tender and the blueberries just pop in your mouth (there's your sweetness). One loaf was eaten today and the other two went into the freezer. Hannah Rose thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2019
This bread turned out really good. I did not have wheat flour so I just used regular flour. I also had to use regular maple syrup instead of the blueberry syrup. I look forward to making it again with the blueberry syrup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2017
I substituted sugar for the blueberry syrup and used only half the honey. I substituted applesauce for half the margarine to make it low fat. I added a tablespoon of molasses and a teaspoon of cinnamon. I didn't have blueberries so I admitted those. Very good bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2016
This bread is a great use for extra squash and blueberries. Nice texture and not too sweet. I substituted bread flour for the whole wheat flour and instead of blueberry syrup I used homemade blueberry jam. My toddler enjoyed eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2018
I love this concept of using some non-conventional bread ingredients. My boyfriend came home with a mexican squash and I had no idea what to do with it! I used this recipe as adapted to the mexican squash and added a 1/4 cup of sugar a couple more blueberries a tablespoon of applesause and some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips- it turned out wonderfully. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2019
I used Agave liquid sweetener used self rising flour added pineapple juice instead of blueberry syrup put 1 full cup of pecans in and added 2 cups of fresh blueberries and used 1 cup of fresh ground apples instead of oil -- very moist -- very good -- i also baked it at a lower temp 325 for an hour and a half -- really a great recipe!! Thank you Read More
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