Prep: 15 min.
Bake: 55 min. + cooling
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup frozen cooked winter squash, thawed
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
1 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, allspice, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla; add squash and bananas. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 192 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Winter Squash Bread published in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p65