Dark Chocolate Butternut Squash Bread

January 18, 2016
Photo by Megan Olson
Author Notes

Insanely delicious Dark Chocolate Butternut Squash Bread lightened up and made gluten free with whole grains, Greek yogurt & applesauce. This creamy, low calorie bread is what a chocolate lover’s dreams are made of! —Megan Olson

  • Makes 12
  • 1/2 cup p butternut squash puree
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Truvia baking blend
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/3 cups GF oat flour (whole wheat works too if not gluten sensitive)
  • 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray
  3. In a standing mixer or bowl for hand mixer, add applesauce, Greek yogurt & coconut oil mix to combine
  4. Continue to combine, then mix in sugar
  5. Add eggs & almond milk mix until fluffy
  6. Add in butternut squash & almond extract & combine well
  7. Add sea salt, baking soda, baking powder & cocoa powder & mix to combine
  8. Slowly add oat flour to the batter while continuing to mix
  9. Add mini chips to the batter & fold in by hand reserving a few chips to sprinkle on top when finished
  10. Add batter to prepared loaf pan
  11. Bake 45-50 minutes until a toothpick can be removed clean
  12. Remove from the oven & allow to cool in the pan ~ 1 hour prior to removing & enjoying

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