Dark Chocolate Butternut Squash Bread


Insanely delicious dark chocolate butternut squash bread lightened up and made gluten-free with whole grains, Greek yogurt, and applesauce. This creamy, low-calorie bread is what a chocolate lover's dreams are made of!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
1 loaf


  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • cup nonfat Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • ½ cup sucralose-sugar blend for baking (such as Truvia® Baking Blend)

  • 2 large egg whites

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

  • ½ cup pureed butternut squash

  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ⅓ cups oat flour

  • ¼ cup miniature chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Blend applesauce, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer. Mix in sucralose-sugar blend until combined. Add egg whites and almond milk; blend until fluffy. Mix in butternut squash and almond extract. Add cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; mix to combine. Add oat flour slowly, mixing batter until no dry spots remain. Fold in about chocolate chips by hand, reserving a few to sprinkle on top.

  3. Pour batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

If you are not gluten-sensitive, whole wheat flour works too.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
9g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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