Dairy Farmers of Canada

Spiced Squash and Carrot Loaf with Gouda

Our dietitians' favourite

This tasty bread prepared with carrots, zucchini, Canadian Ricotta and Gouda is a nourishing family pleaser that can also be made in to muffins. Original and infallible, this recipe will brighten any autumn breakfast table. And besides, our nutritionists recommend it.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 15
Yields 10 - 12 servings
spiced squash and carrot loaf with gouda


  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) wheat bran, oat bran or wheat bran cereal
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated zucchini
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Aged Gouda grated or cubed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) soft butter
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup (310 mL) Canadian Ricotta


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Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC). Grease and flour large bread pan, or line with parchment paper.

In large bowl, mix dry ingredients.

Add vegetables and 2/3 cup (160 ml) of Gouda. Make a well in middle of bowl.

In another bowl, beat butter along with sugar.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Incorporate Ricotta and pour liquid ingredients into well of dry ingredients. Stir with a fork until a smooth consistency is reached.

Spread out in bread pan, add remaining Gouda on top, and bake in centre of oven 1 hr. and 15 min. or until bread is golden and toothpick inserted in its middle comes out clean.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 226 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 24 g
Fat: 11 g
Fibre: 2.3 g
Sodium: 291 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 19 % / 205 mg
Folate: 17 %
Phosphorus: 18 %
Selenium: 39 %
Vitamin B12: 18 %