Sweet Butternut Squash Muffins

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A little sweeter, a little fluffier, a little tastier than the original, but with more fat and calories. Makes a beautifully bright-colored muffin perfect for the fall table. An excellent way to use the squash.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • 1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • water, as needed

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup oats

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 12 pecan halves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners and prepare the liners with cooking spray.

  2. Put squash into a roasting pan with cut sides down. Pour enough water into pan to fill 1/2-inch deep.

  3. Roast squash in preheated oven until flesh is easily pierced through with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove roasting pan and reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Scoop hot squash into a large bowl and mash until no large chunks remain. Stir sugar and butter into the squash.

  5. Whisk flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt together in a bowl.

  6. Beat eggs, milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stirring constantly, add a spoonful of squash mixture into the egg mixture to temper it before adding egg mixture to the squash mixture; stir.

  7. Fold flour mixture into the squash mixture until just incorporated; spoon into muffin tins. Top each with a pecan half.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
6g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 367mg 8%

* 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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