Squash and Cranberry Bread

Fondation OLO | Recette | Pain à la courge et à la canneberge
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Our Squash and Cranberry Bread, a cake filled with fruits, vegetables and fiber. A nutritious dessert for the whole family!



  • 250 ml (1 cup) mashed squash
    Watch our video on how to cook squash.
  • 375 ml (1½ cups) whole wheat flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) quick cooking rolled oats
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 125 ml (½ cup) softened butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 250 ml (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • 250 ml (1 cup) frozen cranberries, coarsely choppedVariation: You can also use other frozen fruit instead of cranberries (raspberries or blueberries, for example).


1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF). Oil a 9 x 5-inch bread pan or line with parchment paper.

2. Put the mashed squash in a strainer over a medium-size bowl and let drain for a few minutes.

3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder and baking soda.

4. In another large bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar with a fork.

5. Add the eggs, milk and mashed squash.

6. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula.

7. Stir in the chopped cranberries.

8. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Grain products
  • Fruit

Delicious with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage