Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins

Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins

Lindsay Ho 0

"These muffins are so delicious. I made this recipe because I couldn't find squash muffins that were very tasty. You won't be able to keep these on the table."

Ingredients 1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 121 cals

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, boil squash 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, drain, and puree in a food processor.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, white sugar, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix together milk, egg and butter. Stir in squash. Fold the squash mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling cups about 1/2 full. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from muffin pan and cool on a wire rack.
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  1. 135 Ratings


Just one word - delicious! I read through all these reviews prior to making these muffins - I thought it would be a novel way to use up our squash! I baked the squash for an hour, then cooled it. I used half wheat, half white flour. And since I doubled the recipe (too much squash), I ended up using 4 cups of squash and doubled everything else. Since my muffins were bigger, it took between 20 and 25 minutes to finish cooking the muffins. They're moist and slightly sweet - perfect for me since I'm not a huge fan of really sweet muffins. I'm not sure what went wrong for the person who wrote the negative review, but I think baking the squash definitely helped, and realize that for 12 muffins, use 1 cup of squash.

Michael Dinsmore

I made changes to these muffins just like I would my pumpkin muffins to make them healthier. Flour: 1 c all purpose, 1/4 c whole wheat and 1/4 c wheat germ. I don't keep pumpkin pie spice on hand so I did for spices: 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. I also substituted 1/4 cup applesauce for the butter. It's easier just to make pumpkin muffins, but this gives a nice change.


This turned out awful! I followed the recipe precisely, with no substitutes, and ended up with quite a mess. I had serious misgivings when the recipe listed a 1/2 pound of cooked squash, but I followed it anyway. A 1/2 pound is ALOT of squash!! There is no way that you could have weighed the squash. Did it just LOOK like a 1/2 pound to you? How about converting it to cups? I used a dietary scale and ended up with so much of the mixture it looked like I could have baked two or more pies, not muffins!! I ended up actually doubling the flour/sugar mixture and adding it to what was leftover and even then I baked 24 muffins. I wanted to take them to my parents for a weekend brunch, but there is no way I would serve these to anyone. I make alot of recipes that I find on Allrecipes.com, but have never rated them. This is the first time I have done this because of how poorly they turned out. Never again.