Winter Squash Chai Bread

Winter Squash Chai Bread Recipe
David Prince
Flavorful chai and colorful squash make this sweet quick bread a warming winter treat. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 1/4 hours, plus 10 minutes to cool.


Makes 1 loaf; 10 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 277
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Protein 5 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 6.4 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Sodium 736 mg
Cholesterol 67 mg


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature
1 cup mashed cooked winter squash, such as butternut or acorn
2 large eggs
1/2 cup liquid chai concentrate
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon each ground cardamom, ginger, and black pepper
1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves, nutmeg, and allspice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add squash, eggs, chai, and vanilla and stir until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, and nuts and stir just until evenly moistened. Pour batter into a buttered 8-inch loaf pan.

2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or cool.


Siobhan Ratliff, Honolulu, Hawaii,

January 2006
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