Golden Butternut Squash Bread that’s Naturally Dairy Free & Low Fat


This golden butternut squash bread was a “dessert” recipe entry in the Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Ericka Lynch. The contest was in 2014, but we’ve updated this post.

For an extra infusion of moisture, Ericka uses dairy-free coconut milk yogurt. But we’ve included an alternative should you not have any on hand. You can use either canned or fresh cooked and mashed butternut squash in this recipe. In a pinch, you can even substitute pumpkin or sweet potato puree!

Golden Dairy-Free Butternut Squash Bread with Warm Ginger

Special Diet Notes: Golden Butternut Squash Bread

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan butternut squash bread, see my Egg Substitute Guide.

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Please note that this is a low-fat recipe. If you aren't a fan of the texture of low-fat quick bread, you can add ¼ cup oil (your favorite type for baking). It adds just a few grams of fat per slice, and helps to soften the texture.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pureed butternut squash
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk beverage
  • 6 ounces Greek-style dairy-free yogurt (can sub ½ cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped dates, raisins, or dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the squash, sugar, milk beverage, dairy-free yogurt, and eggs until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined. Fold in the dates, raisins, or chocolate chips (if using).
  5. Scrape the batter into your prepared loaf pan and even it out.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, or until the surface of the bread is firm to touch.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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