Butternut Squash Bread

The Flexitarian

Delicious and tasty, this sweet vegan butternut squash bread is quite versatile. Serve it with breakfast, tea or coffee, soup or even topped with cheese and chutney. It will stay fresh for a least three days.

  1. 350g grated butternut squash [12 oz]
  2. 350g wholemeal flour [12 oz / US 2 ¼ cups]
  3. 200g caster sugar [7 oz / US 1 cup]
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  9. 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds (for flax egg)
  10. 2 small handful pumpkin seeds
  11. 1 lemon juice
  12. 125ml vegetable oil [US 1/2 cup]

Serves 6

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.

Prepare the flax egg by mixing 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds with 3 Tbsp of water. Set aside.

In a food processor, mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, cinnamon and ginger.

Peel butternut squash. Remove seeds.

Grate butternut squash with a cheese grater. Mix with dry ingredients.

Add oil, lemon juice, flax egg and pumpkin seeds. Mix until all is well blended

Grease a 900g (2lb) bread / loaf pan.

Tip bread mix into the tin. Level the top. Cook for around 50-55 mins until a skewer inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.

Once cooked leave to cool down for 15 mins then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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