Winter Squash Bread

Ingredients

* 3 cups all-purpose flour

* 2 cups sugar

* 2 teaspoons baking soda

* 2 teaspoons ground allspice

* 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 3 eggs

* 1 cup canola oil

* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

* 1 cup frozen cooked winter squash, thawed

* 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)

* 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

* In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, allspice, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla; add squash and bananas. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.

* Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).