Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Butternut Squash Banana Muffins


Butternut Squash Banana Muffins by The Sweet Chick
I hope everyone had a delightful New Year.  Mine was pretty adventurous.  My husband, our two kids, and I drove up 14.5 hours to Connecticut to visit our families, then I took the kids on another 6.5 hour ride to Canada to see my grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Thankfully the kids were terrific on both trips and they loved seeing everyone.  The weather, on the other hand, was not so terrific.  I had forgotten how cold it gets up there.  But now I am back home, keeping warm with a cup of coffee and these Butternut Squash Banana Muffins. 
I like to have muffins on hand at all times.  They make a great snack or quick breakfast on the run.  And these have so many healthy ingredients like bananas, butternut squash, coconut oil, and rolled oats.  They can also be easily frozen and defrosted, without losing any flavor.  If you need help making butternut squash puree, just click here or here.

Making Butternut Squash Muffins by The Sweet Chick
These Butternut Squash Banana Muffins came out quite fluffy and with lots of flavor.  Another favorite to add to my list of muffins.

Butternut Squash Banana Muffin by The Sweet Chick

For more great muffin flavors, just check out the links below.

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Butternut Squash Banana Muffins

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15- 18 minutes
Keywords: bake bread breakfast dessert snack healthy butternut squash banana maple syrup coconut oil bread muffins American fall winter
Ingredients (20 muffins)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Place solid coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds until melted.
In a stand mixer bowl add maple syrup, oil, eggs, mashed bananas, and squash puree. Mix on low speed until well blended and smooth.
Then add the flours, spices, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low until completely incorporated.
Next, add the rolled oats and pecans, mixing until they are evenly distributed.
Spoon batter into greased/lined muffin tins until about 3/4 full.
Bake at 375ºF for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and enjoy warm with a dollop of butter or place on cooling rack and eat later.
Notes
You can replace spiced with 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
If you want to make them look prettier, you can sprinkle the tops of the batter with a bit of rolled oats before baking.
These muffins are freezer friendly. I just defrost them at room temperature and keep them in an airtight container.
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2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Yum! We traveled for the holidays too and had tons of super ripe bananas when we came home. I quickly froze them before the got too ripe and have been saving them until I find the perfect recipe to use them in... I think I just found it! This looks sooo yummy! Pinned :)

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