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Winter Squash Chai Bread

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.

Winter Squash Chai Bread

David Prince
 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
Step 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.

Step 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.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 277Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 6.4g32%
Cholesterol 67mg23%
Sodium 736mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%

Dietary Fiber 1.5g6%
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.