Chocolate Quinoa Squash Bread

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Hello all my lovely birds! I hope you are all doing well this cold gloomy autumn day. Today I bring you this very tasty recipe my boyfriend and I made last night! Perfect for dessert, breakfast or anytime of the day to be honest! For those who don’t know what quinoa is. Quinoa is apart of the grain family. Making this bread with quinoa flour makes this GLUTEN FREE! So for those trying to watch their weight or those who are truly living gluten free this is a super tasty recipe for you!

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So you first have to cut your squash up into little cubes and put it in some boiling water on the stove for about 7 minutes until it is soft. After you boil your squash you want to strain it and put the squash cubes into a blender or mash it up by hand with a fork. I used ambercup squash but you can you what ever kind of squash you have lying around your house because it won’t make a big difference!

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Once you have your squash puree you are ready to start adding your other ingredients! So here is what you’ll need.

Ingredients:

1 cup squash puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups quinoa flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon of coco powder

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the squash puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmegm cardamom and coco powder.

3. Stir the dry ingredients into the squash mixture. Combine just until incorporated; do not over mix. Pour into the prepared pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Notes:

-Because it has to be in for an hour, at the half hour mark we put some yummy crushed salted cashews ontop! Personalize with what ever you got!

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xx

Lulu

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19 thoughts on “Chocolate Quinoa Squash Bread

  1. Your chocolate quinoa squash bread looks so delish here in southern CA. Are you sure it is only one teaspoon cocoa powder? Is it one Tablespoon? Looks so rich and fudgy and it is hard to believe one teaspoon did the trick. I will try it though.

    Never baked with quinoa flour. I have seen it at Whole Foods Market. Is this a gluten free recipe then?

    Your blog is really entertaining. Keep it up Miz LuLu.

    Miss Polly

    1. Woopsies! You’re absolutely right! 1 Tablespoon! Changing that now thank you for your close eyes!!

      Baking with quinoa flour will really surprise you and who ever you feed it to! It’s totally gluten free and quinoa is 100% fibre!

      Thank you so much! xo
      Lulu

      1. You’re welcome. I am glad you are happy I caught it. I do editing as one of the other writing, photography, marketing jobs with CARestaurantShowCase.com and My Totally Inspired PC.

        Nice meeting ya!

        I love our names. They go together. Maybe we could do a collaborative post some time. Be cool!

        Look for me as PollyMotzko on Twitter and my full name Paulette Le Pore Motzko on Facebook.

      2. Most excellent! I love collaborating! So that sounds like a wonderful idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Perhaps in feburary! I’m pretty busy this month!

        Best wishes
        -Lulu

      3. Awesome Miz Lulu. ๐Ÿ™‚
        I am busy too on this end working on shooting a brand new menu board for The Mad Greek restaurant, writing a Feature Story and conducting an interview with the owner Bill Kiousis.

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