Squash Bread

Equally delicious for breakfast, snack or as a light dessert, this honey sweetened loaf can be spread with low-fat cream cheese or whipped butter.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 egg plus 1 egg white
1 1/4 cup pureed cooked winter squash

1. On a plate, sift together first six ingredients. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix oil, sugar and honey together until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in egg and egg white. Add squash puree and beat until smooth.

4. Fold in dry ingredients. Turn into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.

5. Bake until golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about one hour. Remove from the oven, let stand in pan 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire cooling rack or cake plate to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

To warm: Wrap thick slices in a paper towel and microwave for 15 to 20 seconds on high.

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