Ella Bella’s Healthy Summer Squash Bread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A very sweet, moist loaf. A great alternative for dessert. This recipe evolved from a zucchini bread recipe. This isn’t the healthiest recipe ever, but is a little better than the run of the mill zucchini bread. This recipe qualified for Round Two of the Aetna Healthy Food Fight Cooking Contest. Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325*.
  2. Grease two 9 x 5 loaf pans, spray olive oil is a healthy choice.
  3. Beat eggs until foamy.
  4. Stir in wet ingredients: sugar, summer squash, oil, applesauce and vanilla.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients: flour, wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  6. Gradually add to wet ingredients.
  7. Fold in raisins and optional nuts.
  8. Pour into prepared pans.
  9. Bake for 60 - 80 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes on cooling rack, then remove from pans.
  11. Cool completely on rack before slicing.
Most Helpful

This is a very nice bread and one I will place on my "keeper" files. Very moist and hits the mark on flavor! I did though forget to add the golden raisins (which I was very upset about), but will add them the next time which will be very soon because I have an extra summer squash. Thank you MoreWithLessMom for sharing such a delicious bread. Made it for PAC 2013 Spring Safari

ForeverMama April 14, 2013

This is one the best breads I have ever made. I have never had a bread turn out so moist. I have been asked for the recipe numerous times by family and friends. I have given up one of my favorite recipes and have replaced it with this one. You just can't go wrong with this wonderful recipe.

debbieschnell21_13169561 August 07, 2014