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Easy and Delicious Bread Recipe using Yellow Squash and Walnuts

Updated on January 3, 2017

Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread

Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread
Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread | Source

Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash
Yellow Squash | Source

Yellow Squash


This bright yellow tender fleshed summer variety of squash can be found just about year round in grocery stores along with its cousin, the zucchini. Both come from the plant species called Cucurbita pepo.

If a person were blindfolded and were served yellow squash or zucchini prepared in any number of manners, I seriously doubt that any flavor difference could be detected. They are both very mild flavored vegetables and can be used in any number of dishes from savory to sweet.

It is for this reason that I generally purchase whichever squash happens to be the least expensive when I am shopping for vegetables.

There is a 99 cent store in our Houston neighborhood, and quite often I check out their vegetables prior to going to the larger grocery stores. Depending upon what has been delivered on that particular day, oftentimes great bargains can be found there. As an example, normally in the "regular" grocery stores, a red pepper is normally sold for over $1.00. At the 99 cent store, we can generally always find red or yellow peppers at a price of two or even three for 99 cents.

On our latest shopping trip, we found fantastic bargains on peppers, eggplants, cauliflower, the yellow squash and more. Thus, instead of making a zucchini bread, I substituted the yellow squash instead and will share that recipe with you readers. Feel free to use either type of squash for this easy bread recipe.

My Mother's Old Recipe Box

My Mother's Old Wooden Recipe Box
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My Mother's Old Recipe Box


Many good old tried and true recipes are in this old recipe box with the majority of the recipes hand written on index cards and filed in different categories. We also have a very similar wooden box filled with my mother-in-law's recipes. Both of these dear women have passed on to the next life. Occasionally it is fun to recapture some of the flavors of foods that were favorites from both sides of our family...some of which we remember and some of which had probably been added to after my husband and I had both moved on in our lives as adults.

It just so happens that this sweet bread recipe was written in my cursive handwriting and my mother had noted my name on the card as to its origin. I no longer remember where I had gotten the original recipe and it had been quite some time since I had made it.

The recipe was titled Zucchini Bread...but with an abundance of yellow squash on hand, I made the easy substitution. My husband agreed that it was as good as he remembered it from years ago when I had an abundance of fast growing zucchini in our Wisconsin Rapids garden.

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Health benefits of olive oil


There are so many good reasons to use olive oil in place of other types of oils when cooking, baking or even just dressing a salad.

Numerous studies have been done and suffice it to say that evidence exists that if a person regularly consumes a bit of olive oil...especially the extra virgin olive oil...in one's diet, there are positive effects for the heart. In addition, it may actually ward off the development of weak and brittle bones, diabetes, certain types of cancer and even depression.

With all of the wonderful olive oils on the market today, those are reasons enough to start adding more to our diets. My husband and I only use and consume olive oil and no longer keep other vegetable oils in our home.

Ingredients for Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread



  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups grated yellow squash
  • 1 cup oil ( I used extra light olive oil but any type of vegetable oil may be used. )
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Grated yellow squash

Grated yellow squash
Grated yellow squash | Source

Sifting the dry ingredients together.

Sifting the dry ingredients together.
Sifting the dry ingredients together. | Source

Getting ready to mix and create the batter...

Getting ready to mix and create the batter...
Getting ready to mix and create the batter... | Source

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Instructions


The instructions are really simple!


Wash and then slice the tip ends off of the yellow summer squash and then grate. I packed the measuring cup tightly to get more of the good vegetable into the bread.


The recipe did not call for it, but I almost always sift the dry ingredients together. That way there are no lumps of ingredients like baking powder which do not get fully incorporated into the final product.


After blending the eggs with the sugar and rest of the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients ending with the chopped nuts. The batter is fairly thick at this point.


Pour into two large loaf pans or an appropriate number of smaller loaf pans. I used the set of 4 smaller loaf pans that I have plus an extra one for the excess batter because I was planning to give some of these baked sweet breads away as gifts...and the smaller sizes make nice gift sizes.


Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.


Enjoy this moist and delicious yellow squash and walnut bread when first warm out of the oven or serve it later with a fragrant cup of coffee or fresh brewed tea.


If wrapped tightly, it freezes well. If you have some of these baked sweet breads on hand, you will never be at a loss for a last minute hostess gift or something to serve some unexpected company that might appear at your door.


Slices of Delicious Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread

Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread
Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread | Source

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 48 ratings of Yellow Squash & Walnut Bread

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      Peggy Woods 7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Greenings Donna Scheibler,

      So glad you liked this recipe of mine. Enjoy!

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      Donna Scheibler 7 weeks ago

      Fantastic, easy, and I give it 5 stars, more for sure

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      Peggy Woods 8 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi schoolgirlforreal,

      This is such an easy recipe to make from scratch. Hope you will give it a try! Who knows...this may be the start of your cooking from scratch more often. :)

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      schoolgirlforreal 8 months ago from USA

      Mmmmm! This looks delicious! I love banana nut bread and zucchini bread so I know I would love this too.

      Maybe I'll make it sometime. I don't bake from scratch often, actually I never do. This would be a nice project! I'm sharing this article!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi colorfulone,

      I see that you like the heel of the bread also. OK...will share one of the ends with you and also have a fresh pot of coffee ready. Let me know when you are coming! :)

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Peg, I would love to try your yummy looking bread recipe.

      Do you happen to have a heel leftover that you could butter for me?

      Oh, and a cup a coffee to, please!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lillly Rose1,

      There are a number of sugar substitutes that might work in this recipe.

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      Linda 2 years ago from Texas

      Looks so yummy Peggy. I just cannot have the sugar. I might try honey instead.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      Pumpkin should work beautifully in this I would think. I often make pumpkin bread but I use the canned pumpkin for that. It is a bit thicker puree. Let me know how it works if you give it a try. I consider pumpkin to be in the squash family.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      we don't have squash in malaysia. What about pumpkins?

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Deanna,

      Thank you so much for not only trying this recipe but responding as to how much you liked it even tweaking it a bit. Nice to know that substituting applesauce for half of the oil worked just as well.

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      Deanna 3 years ago

      This was delicious! I used veg oil to save money. I made it a 2nd time, swapping half the oil for applesauce- still delicious!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patsy,

      Sounds like you will be having loads of squash coming in and being put to good use. Glad you like the sound of this recipe. Thanks for the votes and shares. :)

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      I am making this recipe when I get home from vacation. This also looks like a good recipe for that big, end-of-summer squash production. Wrapped and sealed air tight, I'll be seving this around Thanksgiving. Voted up, U,A,I, shared,Pin, tweet.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sheila,

      Wish I had that problem of having more produce, in your case the yellow squash, than I know what to do with. My okra is starting to develop but not in any great abundance yet and the tomatoes are still too small. Of course I transplanted them from what was coming up from the compost. The same with pepper plants. Ha! Enjoy the recipe! Thanks for the pin.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Just what I have been thinking about! I have more yellow squash right now than I know what to do with. I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! Up and pinning! Thank you! :)

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Treasuresofheaven,

      This is easy to make. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! :))

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      Sima Ballinger 3 years ago from Michigan

      Fantastic! This bread looks very delicious and easy to make. I will definitely try it!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Anita lesic,

      So glad you liked this recipe. Thanks for letting me know. :)

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      Dream Lover 3 years ago from Zagreb

      sooo delicious ;) ;)

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      I dare say he would not even notice the squash if you did not tell him that it was one of the ingredients. Just keep the sweet bread nice and moist. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I came back to take another peek into your mother's old recipe box. My husband doesn't care for summer squash, but I dare say he would be pleased with this squash bread with walnuts. I hope to try it next time I make sweet bread. Thank you!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello bethperry,

      If you like zucchini bread you are sure to like this yellow squash bread just as well. Happy upcoming Thanksgiving!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Roberta,

      It is a really good recipe. Enjoy!

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Oh stop making my mouth water!! I love zucchini bread and this just sounds sooo delicious!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Aren't we glad your mother preserved your recipe for us? :) Using the olive oil with the squash sounds like a marvelous change up for a sweet bread. I'm looking forward to giving this a try soon!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ElleBee,

      Yes, yellow squash can easily be interchanged for zucchini. Good luck with your garden efforts (or grocery shopping). :)

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      ElleBee 3 years ago

      Very interesting - I just saw your pumpkin bread recipe and then linked to this one. I never even thought to bake with summer squash! I have had zuchinni bread, cake etc. but never anything with yellow squash. This looks like a good recipe for "extra bounty" from the garden in the summer (of course that means I have to grow a successful garden first!)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello bravewarrior,

      Glad that you think it looks delicious. It IS by the way! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rebecca,

      I seldom eat yellow squash the way you mentioned but it sounds as though it would be a nice treat. I like it sauteed with some onions and carrots. It is delicious that way and very colorful on a plate.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      This looks delicious!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      How unique. Bread made from yellow squash. Sounds healthy, and looks delicious. We southerners could use a break from rolling it in cornmeal and frying it. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi toptendeals,

      This bread is easy enough to make and stores well. Glad you liked the sound of it. You will have to give it a try! Enjoy! :)

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      Jason Benedict 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      Wow this looks so good. Great hubs Peggy this one made my mouth water.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi janshares,

      So glad that this brought back sweet memories of your mother. Mine is also resting in peace and I miss her each and every day. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hi Peggy W. I was drawn to this hub by the luscious pics! The images of this yellow squash and walnut bread made my mouth water. And when you mentioned zucchini? It brought back fond memories of my mother's zucchini bread. I miss her and her food so much as she rests in peace. This is such a polished and well done hub. Glad I stopped by, voted up, useful, and beautiful.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      If you are growing yellow squash or zucchini in your garden you can put it go good use with this recipe. Thanks for the pin.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Have to pin this recipe. Sound delicious, I love breads like this.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi midget38,

      This will be a good recipe in which to try out that new oven of yours. Enjoy!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Absolutely delicious!!! Just got an oven and will try this!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for the vote up and the pin.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I had bookmarked this Hub to go back and reread. I'm glad I did cause I plan on making this for dinner this weekend. Voted UP and this time I will Pin to my recipes.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes...this sweet bread freezes beautifully. We just enjoyed some recently that I took out of our freezer. Thanks for the share and Pin.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This is a wonderful recipe and especially when the yellow crook-neck squash start ripening. I'm sure this bread freezes well too so it could be a way of preserving the squash if you have a bumper crop and a way of having this bread ready at a moment's notice to add to a meal or serve with coffee. Pinning this to my "Breads" board. Also sharing again in case some of my newer followers haven't seen this great recipe!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vandynegl,

      I have just 2 yellow squash plants in the garden this year. Hopefully they will grow and produce in the spot that I have allotted for them. Wish I had more garden space! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Peg,

      Am sure that your Mom and her sister will love some gifts from you of smaller baked loaves of sweet breads...such as this one made with yellow squash or zucchini...whichever one is the best bargain when you are shopping. That way little should get stale or go to waste. Appreciate your comment. :)

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      vandynegl 4 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Awesome and yummy sounding! Can't wait for my yellow squash to grow!!

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hi Peggy W. Well I've tried zucchini bread and it turned out beautifully, but I never thought to use the yellow summer squash. What a great idea to make small loaves and freeze some of them. I often bake for my Mom and her sister and find that they can't eat an entire loaf before it gets stale. Your instructions were great and I like your bargain ideas on finding produce. Can't wait to try this one out.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi FlourishAnyway,

      That is so nice of you to come back and report your liking this recipe after baking it even with your substitution of white chocolate chips in place of the walnuts. The little bundt pans are a cute idea for individual sized portions. Thank you! :))

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      I just made your recipe, and it is fabulous. In fact, some of the cakes are still cooling on wire racks. Out of this world. You'd never know that squash is in there. Because I was making them for someone who cannot eat nuts, I omitted the walnuts and added white chocolate chips. Yum. I made them in baby bundt cake molds -- perfect size for a snack. Thanks for this recipe. It will come it handy when the garden overflows and we don't know what to do with the abundance! Voted up and awesome!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      I have also planted some yellow squash amidst pepper and tomato plants and Swiss chard. I hope that I have given the squash plants enough room to spread. Glad that you liked this recipe. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh, this is a good idea! I hope I will have lots of yellow squash from my garden this year. Baking this bread and freezing it will be a good way to preserve them! Thanks! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi pstraubie48,

      So glad that you liked this sweet bread recipe using yellow squash and walnuts. As to the Pinterest...I have not yet joined but am thinking about doing it soon. I was worried that I would lose the copyrights to my photos but have been assured by others that is not the case. As soon as I can get a referral to join...will do so. So please come back sometime soon and add this to your pins. Thanks! Sending angels back your way.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi me again

      I am unable to pin and was unable to edit my comment...but I have bookmarked this...I pin items for others but also as a way to keep track of favorites. Just wanted you to know...:) :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi me again

      I am unable to pin and was unable to edit my comment...but I have bookmarked this...I pin items for others but also as a way to keep track of favorites. Just wanted you to know...:) :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      I love your recipes because they come with a 'story' and they are detailed and easy for me to follow. It is like you anticipate the questions I might have.

      I am pinning and sharing this....will be giving this a try soon.

      Thanks for sharing. Sending many Angels and good wishes your way :) ps

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Sneha Sunny,

      It is not difficult to bake a sweet bread like this...in fact it is quite easy. You should give it a try. These make great gifts also...especially for those who do not bake. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CZCZCZ,

      I think that you will be pleased with substituting yellow squash for the zucchini in this bread recipe. There is virtually no flavor difference so depending upon which squash is less expensive in the store or which ones you may have growing in your garden...go for it! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      Squash sweet breads whether you use zucchini, yellow squash or some other thin skinned variety of squash makes for a great tasting treat. It is nice to serve with a cup of tea or coffee or milk for the younger set. Hope you give it a try! Thanks for your comment, votes + share.

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      Sneha Sunny 4 years ago from India

      Seems yummy! I've never baked bread at home. But since recently when I read quite a few hubs about bread making, I was thinking to give it a try. Those look delicious.

      Thanks for sharing. :)

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      I am a big fan of yellow squash, but never done a bread with it. This was a great idea and very inspiring, I want to do this the next time we bake some bread instead of a traditional zucchini bread. Excellent hub, loved it.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This bread does look awesome and delicious. I've never tasted a sqash bread and the combination of sugar in a squash bread would be interesting to taste.

      Voted up, interesting and useful. Sharing as well.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      Am sure that you will like this sweet bread recipe with the zucchini replacing the yellow squash. Enjoy! Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      This looks beautiful bread. Now zuccinni being available here in big cities so I think we can now think of your recipe. Very nice one, voting it up and awesone

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Careermommy,

      If one were blindfolded, one could probably not tell any flavor difference between yellow squash and zucchini. So you are right. Either one could be used in this recipe if one can be found more easily than the other. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      We love buying fresh produce at the 99 cent store. I tell everyone I know about the great bargains to be found there. The variety of produce changes so one cannot always count on finding what one is seeking...but there is always something worth purchasing. Perhaps we just have a better than average one in our neighborhood. Thanks for the votes and share. Hope you get to taste this sweet bread recipe someday. :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This bread looks delicious. It seems like this would have a similar taste to zucchini bread, which I love, and the walnuts would just add great another level to it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Sounds delicious. Unfortunately I don't fancy my chances of finding them over here, but maybe I can try this when I next go home. Your tip on the 99 cents stores is a good one, as many could really reduce their bills by doing this.

      Up, useful and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sheila,

      I know that you will like this sweet bread recipe when you are overrun with yellow squash in your garden later this year. You lucky girl! Wish I had more sunny spaces for gardening. I would certainly plant squash varieties! Appreciate your comment and votes.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This looks great! I always have so much yellow squash in my garden, I run out of ways to use it. This looks like a delicious and easy recipe for some of my yellow squash this coming season. Voting this up and useful! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi teaches,

      I would enjoy sharing pieces of this yellow squash and walnut bread with you. Too bad that is not possible via the internet. Guess you will just have to follow the recipe and make some for yourself. :)) I am testing more of these handwritten recipes...so stay tuned! Thanks for your comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I have a few of my family recipe cards and they are some of the best foods I serve. The handwriting makes it so special. Glad you have this experience as well. Thanks for the share on the wonderful bread recipe. I would love to have a piece!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Pearl,

      If you like zucchini bread, I know that you will like this yellow squash bread. Thanks for your comment, vote + share. Enjoy!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Aurelio,

      We have some of this yellow squash walnut bread in the freezer right now. Nice to have tasty things like this on hand. We also like all kinds of squash vegetables...both the summer and winter varieties. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello beingwell,

      Both my mother's as well as my mother-in-law's old recipe boxes hold some great sounding recipes. Will have to try more of them soon and if we deem them to be winners, will post some more recipes. It is a bit like going on a treasure hunt. :)) Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Graham (old albion),

      Thanks for the compliment on the presentation of this recipe. Hope you decide to give it a try. Am sure you would like it. Thanks for your comment and vote up.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Squash of any kind is right up my alley! I am bookmarking this recipe and heading for the grocery store. It sounds wonderful. Voted Up + and am sharing. Thanks for this great variation on zucchini bread.

      Pearl

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      You are correct. This type of sweet bread if wrapped tightly keeps well in the freezer and is perfect to use for all types of gifts such as hostess gifts. Most people appreciate the gift of home baked goods. Thanks for your votes, the 5 star rating and the share.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi torrilynn,

      Am sure that you will enjoy this sweet bread recipe using yellow squash and walnuts. Be sure and let me know if and when you decide try it. Cinnamon and raisin bread is good...but so is this. Thanks for your comment and vote up.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Vinaya,

      Enjoy this delicious bread recipe in good health. Thanks for your comment.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I agree with your assertion that most people can't tell the difference. I've never even thought to ask what type of squash is in the squash bread I eat although I enjoy eating different types of the vegetable at dinner. This sounds delicious and like that you can freeze them for long periods. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Your mom's recipe box looks so much like a treasure chest! And indeed, what great treasures you have in there!! Your bread looks for yummy by the way. Voting this one up!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Peggy. I looks delicious, all of it! A wonderful hub in content and presentation. You really know and love your subject and it shows.

      Voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I love that this recipe is quick and easy and from the famous SCRATCH! This bread would keep in the freezer for a long time too, if properly packaged. Seems like it would make a good hostess, welcome neighbor, or other gift as well.

      Voted up, useful, and will share! Also gave you 5 more stars.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      If you make this yellow squash and walnut bread recipe using Stevia sugar substitute, please come back and let us know in the comment section how it turned out. Am sure others would also like to know the results. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Thelma,

      The nice thing about this recipe is that you can easily use zucchini in place of the yellow squash and if you have pecans instead of walnuts...by all means go ahead and use them. Enjoy this delicious and spicy sweet bread and thanks for your comment, vote and the share.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Hi Peggy,

      nice recipe about this bread that I've never heard of before

      the last type of bread I've had was cinnamon and raisin

      I will be sure to try this in the future. thanks.

      voted up

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Peggy, its lunch time here. I'm going to try this.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi North Wind,

      I actually published a hub about a Pumpkin Walnut Bread that you can access. Yes...you can definitely use pumpkin to achieve a moist and delicious sweet bread recipe. I also use squash in soups as well as using them as vegetables. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alicia,

      This sweet bread recipe is definitely moist and delicious. Thanks for your 5 star rating and your comment.

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      Cheryl J. 4 years ago from Houston, TX

      I know this recipe is delicious, because it has been tried by your mother and mother-in- law. The recipe seems very easy and quick to make. I love yellow squash and walnuts. I will try your recipe with Stevia and see how well it bakes. Great photos and videos.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      It sounds delicious. Can I use the normal squash and other nuts instead of walnuts? I have all the ingredients in my kitchen cupboard besides squash and walnuts. I´ll try it later. Thank you and happy weekend, Peggy. Voted up and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi tlpoague,

      No I have not mixed zucchini or yellow squash with pumpkin but I can well imagine that it would also be very good. I imagine that the pumpkin is the predominate flavor in that combination. Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed reading this old family recipe.

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      North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

      This bread sounds delicious. I just finished using a colossal amount of squash in a soup. I am sorry that I do not have any more to try this bread. I don't suppose I could use pumpkin? I have a lot of that frozen just waiting to be used.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      With your cooking and baking abilities, am sure that you will enjoy this yellow squash and walnut bread when you get around to trying it. And yes...the extra light olive oil makes for a good and healthy ingredient when it comes to baking. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello chef-de-jour,

      If you have never made a squash sweet bread...you are in for a treat! It is moist and delicious. You need to try it and let me know what you think. Thanks for your votes and share. Looking forward to hearing back from you!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This bread sounds moist and flavorful, Peggy - my favorite type! I gave it a five star rating. I love dessert breads with walnuts. The slices in your photos look delicious.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from USA

      I love baking bread and often have mixed my squash to give it a variety. (and make the veggies go further if I don't have enough) I have to agree that there isn't much of a flavor difference between the yellow squash and zucchini. After reading this I feel the urge to go bake some. Have you tried to mix zucchini with pumpkin? It has a wonderful flavor too. Thanks for sharing your family recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Becky,

      Thanks for the clarification. I thought perhaps you were using some of the applesauce to replace some of the sugar in the recipe. Happy baking! :))

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello purl3agony,

      I believe that if you try this easy bread recipe using the yellow squash and/or zucchini...whichever is more available and looks the best...you will really like it. It makes for a nice, moist and flavorful sweet bread. The crunchy chopped walnuts also add to the flavor. Thanks for your comment + vote.