Perfect Butternut Squash Muffins

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Similar to pumpkin muffins, these are a great way to use up butternut squash and are not too high in sugar. Even my picky husband enjoys these! Feel free to play around with the spice amounts to your liking.

close up view of Butternut Squash Muffins on a white platter
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ cup raisins (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 20 muffin cups.

  2. Cut a 1/2-inch hole into the larger part of the squash and cover with a damp paper towel.

  3. Cook squash in a microwave oven in 3-minute increments, turning slightly after each increment, until squash can be easily pierced with a fork, 9 to 12 minutes. Set aside until cool to the touch, about 20 minutes.

  4. Halve squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Measure 1 1/2 cups squash into a large bowl. Mash eggs, water, vegetable oil, white sugar, and brown sugar into the squash. Whisk whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice into the squash mixture until you have a smooth batter. Fold raisins and walnuts into the batter.

  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups to about 1/2 to 2/3 full.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
15g Fat
64g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 543mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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