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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 muffins
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

158 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 20g 6% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 54.3mg 18% DV; sodium 304.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2016
I used apple sauce in place of about 1/2 of the butter and added a bit of cinnamon. Overall I liked that this recipe required very few ingredients and the muffins tasted pretty good even my picky 3 year old ate them. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2016
I used apple sauce in place of about 1/2 of the butter and added a bit of cinnamon. Overall I liked that this recipe required very few ingredients and the muffins tasted pretty good even my picky 3 year old ate them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2013
Easy to make very moist and tasty. Everyone guessed pumpkin and was surprised when I told them no. I roasted my butternut squash rather than steam it and I will add cinnamon to the mix next time. There will be a next time very soon considering the 20 muffins I made yesterday are gone already and I have a bumper crop of squash chilling in the root cellar waiting on me to figure out what besides soup to make of them. Read More
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