Butternut squash muffins

Butternut squash muffins


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About this recipe: An ingenious use of butternut squash, these muffins are moreish and healthy. You can use olive oil or a mild oil such as rapeseed. Either work a treat. Omit the nuts if you prefer a plain muffin. These freeze well... Why not wrap them individually and then throw them into packed lunches straight from the freezer?

Diana Greater London, England, UK

Serves: 9 

  • 1 egg
  • 175ml milk
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100g cooked and mashed butternut squash
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g chopped walnuts
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch grated nutmeg

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  2. Beat egg in medium-sized bowl, then add milk, oil, butternut squash and vanilla. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together all remaining dry ingredients. Add all of the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Fold together gently until the flour mixture is just moistened, ensuring you do not over-mix (over-mixing will cause the muffins to not rise properly). The batter will be lumpy, not smooth.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cases, filling nearly to the top.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean at the centre of a muffin.

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Reviews (2)


Very easy to make, but next time will only add a tiny pinch of salt as came out far too salty! - 22 Nov 2012


I reduced the salt too. The muffins came out lovely! They are nice with cream cheese icing too. - 01 Dec 2013

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