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Butternut Squash Walnut Bread

As I said yesterday, I was looking for a recipe to use up the half of the butternut squash I had left over.  I peeled and cut the squash half into cubes, then boiled it in water until very tender, about 10 minutes, then mashed it with a fork.  Since it’s chilly and rainy tonight, I decided to use the cooked, pureed squash to make my recipe for pumpkin nut bread.

Butternut Squash Walnut Bread

In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Set aside the dry ingredients, and in another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and spices:

  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash puree (or pumpkin puree)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pour wet ingredients into dry, and stir until just combined.  Stir in:

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Pour into a well-buttered loaf pan and bake at 350 F for 60 minutes.  Cool before slicing.

 

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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash with Walnuts

I have had a butternut squash in my fridge for a month.  I was so excited to see that it was from Massachusetts that I had to buy it, but then it somehow got pushed to the back of the fridge and I forgot about it.  Finally, today I’m using half of it to accompany garlic lemon roasted chicken.  Now I have half a butternut squash sitting in my fridge, waiting to up used up.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash with Walnuts

  • 1/2 of a butternut squash, peeled and diced in large chunks
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp our own maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients in a glass baking dish.  Bake in a preheated 375 F degree oven, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender and browned, about 1 hour.

Now if I could just find something exciting and different to do with the other half of the squash…

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