August 30, 2017

Yellow squash and apple bread

Finished loaf of yellow squash and apple bread on a cutting board.

The summer to autumn transition can be made a little sweeter with a loaf of this lightly spiced quick bread made with yellow summer squash and apples. 

There are always lots of zucchini recipes popping up this time of year to use up all those garden monsters, but not so many for yellow squash. Some of our relatives often grow a lot of yellow crookneck squash, so we are usually looking for ways to use those up around the same time as zucchinis. 

I took my zucchini bread recipe and modified it slightly to come up with this version using summer yellow squash and fall apples. I enjoy making quick breads and muffins with all different fruit and vegetables and combinations of them.

I used a Granny Smith apple which provided a nice sour note and light green flecks through the bread. They looked pretty alongside the yellow flecks. You can use any firm apple that you like and have on hand.

It's still summer time, but as we near the back to school time here and September, people automatically start to think of fall. This is a great recipe for using produce from both seasons and it makes a delicious breakfast or snack for home, work, or school.

Slice of yellow squash and apple bread on a cutting board.

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Yield: 10 slices
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
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Yellow Squash & Apple Bread

Yellow Squash & Apple Bread

The summer to autumn transition can be made a little sweeter with a loaf of this lightly spiced quick bread made with yellow summer squash and apples.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup olive (or vegetable) oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unpeeled grated yellow squash
  • 3/4 cup unpeeled grated Granny Smith (or other tart/firm) apple

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease/butter an 8"x5" or 9"x5" loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour through nutmeg. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg through sugar until well-combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Stir in the squash and apple.
  3. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until the bread is golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or room temperature. Top with butter, if desired.
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Side view of a cut loaf of yellow squash and apple bread.
Check out these other quick bread recipes: 

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Sourdough Banana Bread

Glazed Cinnamon Maple Syrup Bread 

Rhubarb Sour Cream Bread

13 comments:

  1. This one is just perfect because it combines two of my favourite quick bread in one!

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  2. Days definitely are getting shorter, aren't they? Love this time of the year -- can still enjoy summer produce while looking forward to cool fall weather. Anyway, Neat bread -- thanks.

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  3. i'm flabbergasted! i honestly can't believe it never occurred to me to use yellow squash in place of zucchini in baked goods. i can't recall ever seeing anyone else do it either. you are brilliant, and this loaf rocks!

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  4. This bread sounds soooooo good! I love that you used yellow squash! A slice or five would definitely make me feel better about summer coming to an end :)

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  5. Yum! What a cool combo! Pinned!! XOXO :)

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  6. I adore a good quick bread, especially for breakfast! Looks simply wonderful!

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  7. I never thought to put squash in my bread which is DUH since I always put zucchini in it! Great idea!

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  8. I've got a big yellow squash on the counter in need of a recipe. I think I've found it!

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  9. I love how you're always sneaking veggies into recipes! Less guilt, right???

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  10. The fruit + veggie combo is perfect. I enjoy bread made from squash and my kids do -- unless they know it's in there I bet they'd really like this one because of the addition of sweet apples.

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  11. What a delightful quick bread for fall. I love having quick breads for snacks on the counter and this will be great for the cooler weather.

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  12. I love that you use yellow squash! I have not tried that in bread before, and this looks amazing!

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