Did you make yourself sick of pumpkin just days before Thanksgiving? Or are you just looking for a change of pace?
Either way, this recipe is a nice change from the usual fall squash.
Butternut squash has a wonderful flavor and color, and I think it is slightly sweeter than pumpkin.
Butternut squash is also good for you! It is low in fat and cholesterol, and packed with vitamins A & C.
I went searching for this recipe back in early October when we were experiencing a bit of a pumpkin shortage.
There wasn’t a single canned pumpkin to be found in all of West Lafayette. Luckily, there was squash. And I was in the mood to try something new.
I hadn’t seen a butternut squash muffin before, but I have heard that sweet squashes (like butternut or acorn) are great for baking.
I’m glad I ventured out of my baked good comfort zone because these were some tasty muffins.
A friend of mine (not a fan of squash) ate one before she knew what it was. She loved ‘em. When she found out it was butternut squash, she said if she had known she probably wouldn’t have eaten any.
Next time I want to make a crumble to go on top…that would take them over the top! [Read more...]