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


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins
1 hr 10 mins
12 muffins


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread butternut squash over a baking sheet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 24.9g 8% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 144mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I have recently found a love for squash and was very excited to try these. My kids were not a fan of these thus refusing to eat them hence my rating. I enjoyed them as a healthy breakfast option. I substituted AP flour for the wheat four and 1 tsp pumpkin spice blend for the 1/4 tsp spices mentioned. I also added 1 tsp vanilla which I think gave this a little extra flavoring. Due to time restraints I used frozen diced butternut squash instead of fresh which was fantastic. I microwaved the squash according to the packet and then followed the directions from step 3. The squash did not mash easily with a fork but a potato masher did the trick. Overall a great healthy recipe! Read More