This recipe was made with the paleo 'diet' in mind. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and has no added sugar. I needed an alternative to other paleo breakfasts since I also cannot have eggs. This is the result. Those with fewer restrictions might enjoy stirring in a bit of maple syrup, adding brown sugar, or topping with granola for extra crunch.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
3
Max Servings:
3
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place butternut squash halves, cut-side up, in a baking dish; fill dish with 1/4 inch of water.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until softened, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool squash.

  • Scoop squash flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Stir coconut milk and cinnamon into squash; top with walnuts.

Cook's Notes:

If desired, smear open side of butternut squash with butter or ghee before baking. Butternut squash can also be cooked in the microwave.

More coconut milk may be needed depending on the size of the squash.

Nutmeg may also be a complementary spice with the cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

241.68 calories; 4.94 g protein; 49.88 g carbohydrates; 8.91 g dietary-fiber; 9.24 g sugars; 6.05 g fat; 3.8 g saturated-fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 44293.29 IU vitamin-a-iu; 6.26 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.66 mg vitamin-b6; 87.73 mg vitamin-c; 117.58 mcg folate; 212.02 mg calcium; 3.64 mg iron; 155.25 mg magnesium; 1521.42 mg potassium; 21.57 mg sodium; 0.43 mg thiamin; 54.43 calories-from-fat; 72 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 19 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 7 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 12 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Karen Turner Mitchell
04/10/2017
I "cheated" and purchased pre-cut butternut squash cubes at Trader Joe's. I cooked them for 5 minutes in a covered bowl in the microwave. Then I mashed them with a fork added the rest of the ingredients and ate. With this method it is a quick nutritious paleo compliant breakfast. I will be making this again.
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Karen Turner Mitchell
04/10/2017
I "cheated" and purchased pre-cut butternut squash cubes at Trader Joe's. I cooked them for 5 minutes in a covered bowl in the microwave. Then I mashed them with a fork added the rest of the ingredients and ate. With this method it is a quick nutritious paleo compliant breakfast. I will be making this again.
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Karen Turner Mitchell
04/10/2017
I "cheated" and purchased pre-cut butternut squash cubes at Trader Joe's. I cooked them for 5 minutes in a covered bowl in the microwave. Then I mashed them with a fork added the rest of the ingredients and ate. With this method it is a quick nutritious paleo compliant breakfast. I will be making this again.
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Tammy Lynn
04/04/2016
I love butternut squash and never considered it for breakfast. I cooked mine in the microwave by cutting in half and placing cut side down in a glass dish covered with plastic; it took 15 minutes. I added a little raw sugar to sweeten. This was really tasty especially with the crunchy walnuts. I'll try this again sometime. Thanks for a new idea for breakfast!
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Dappers
06/15/2016
It was amazing! I would suggest cubing and microwaving rather than baking though. I baked mine for over an hour and it was still too hard. This recipe takes longer to prepare than a traditional breakfast but it is worth the extra effort. It's creamy and full of texture and very satisfying. A nice change of pace for those on Whole30 or Paleo diets.
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