Summer Squash Bread Recipe

I just received this amazing submission to our 2011 Homegrown Recipe Contest the other day! This one comes to us from Lourie in St. Petersburg, Florida:

Summer Squash Bread

This delicious bread is truly a delight served slightly warm with a just a touch of butter!


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 t. baking powder
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 2 t. ground nutmeg
  • 2 c. shredded summer squash


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat eggs until fluffy. Beat in sugar, oil, and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fold in squash and transfer to prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Lourie says she grows squash in her box garden every year! Thanks for your submission! You will be receiving your $10.00 Holland Bulb Farms gift card in the mail shortly 🙂 Keep those recipes coming…winners will be announced on Friday, March 4th!

Until next time,