Spicy Squash Muffins

A very light muffin with spicy flavor and squash added for an extra moist muffin with tea or coffee at breakfast-time or brunch.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups cubed butternut squash

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 cup light cream

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats

  • 2 eggs, beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  3. Place butternut squash in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and transfer squash to a bowl; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add ginger, lemon zest, and lemon juice; mix well.

  4. Mix cream, sugar, oats, and eggs together in a large bowl. Whisk squash into cream mixture until light and creamy. Stir squash mixture into flour mixture until batter is just combined; fill muffin cups 3/4-full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin cups before transferring to a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
5g Fat
39g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 150mg 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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