About this recipe: Gorgeously vibrant and nutritious, these cranberry and butternut squash muffins are ideal for the autumn and winter months. Very tasty served with honey or sweetened cream cheese.
Made half a recipe, and since I wanted big muffins, ended up with eight. Not sure why the recipe author has both ground nutmeg and freshly-grated nutmeg (?), but I used all freshly-grated. The other thing that puzzled me was putting fresh ginger root in a garlic press (and I have a good one) because that simply didn't work. I ended up finely grating the ginger. This does have a lot of ingredients, but the end result is good. The taste mimics pumpkin bread, they're moist, not overly sweet, and I like that pop of tartness from the cranberries. Nice recipe BITWITCH. - 09 Oct 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Didn't have fresh cranberries so I soaked dried ones in hot water. Also used 1 tsp. ground ginger instead of fresh, and 1 1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg. 1 cup w/w flour, 2 cups white. Turned out very nice. Will make again ?? - 18 Nov 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I really liked this recipe! It's nice to be able to use up a substantial amount of squash in one recipe, and the coconut oil, squash, spices, and cranberry go very well together. I didn't have fresh nutmeg or safflower oil, so skipped the grated nutmeg and used applesauce instead of the safflower oil. I halved the sugar and then sprinkled a bit more brown sugar over the top, which caramelized nicely. Also, while mixing, I poured a bit of boiling water over it to help melt the coconut oil. I think some chopped walnuts would make this a 5 star recipe, but I didn't add them this time so that my son could take it to his nut-free school in his lunchbag. - 04 Dec 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)