Butternut Squash Pecan Muffins


Warmly spiced butternut squash muffins make you look forward to fall. To make it easier, you can use frozen cubed butternut squash.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
12 muffins


  • ½ pound butternut squash, cubed

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup wheat bran

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon ground star anise

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ cup crushed pecans, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread butternut squash over a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until soft, about 25 minutes. Remove and let cool. Leave oven on. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  3. Combine white sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat bran, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, star anise, and allspice in a large bowl.

  4. Mix milk, egg, and oil in another bowl. Mash cooled squash with a fork; mix into the milk mixture. Pour over flour mixture and fold until combined.

  5. Scoop 1/3 of the batter into each muffin cup. Combine pecans and brown sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle over the muffins.

  6. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* 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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