Fran's Butternut Squash Muffins

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I came up with this recipe as a way to sneak healthy vegetables in my children's nutrition. These also make awesome cupcakes and my little ones love them.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cubed

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ground nutmeg to taste

  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour

Directions

  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add butternut squash, cover, and steam until tender, about 25 minutes. Mash squash with a potato masher in a bowl and cool to room temperature.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 15 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  3. Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until mixture is foamy. Pour milk slowly into butter mixture while beating.

  4. Fold mashed squash, baking soda, and nutmeg into butter mixture. Fold flour into squash mixture, folding from the bottom of the bowl to the top. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

  5. Bake muffins in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* 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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