Ella Bella’s Healthy Summer Squash Bread

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 loaves




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

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  1. 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
  2. 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.


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