It's a great ingredient in muffins! The next day my 2 muffins pans were put to work. One batch of these tasty treats requires only 1/2 Cup of Squash. However, let me tell you whenever I am happily working in my kitchen, I seem to use many utensils and there are splatters in unusual places. :) So whenever I bake muffins, my rule is to make a double batch. Sometimes, it may take an extra couple of minutes in the oven, but my freezer will be well fed! It's always great to open the freezer door and locate a package of homemade muffins. Yummy!
A few years I started using Egg Whites, Soy Milk & Olive Oil as substitutions for Whole Eggs, Milk & Vegetable Oil/Butter or Margarine (melted/cooled) whenever possible. Keeping in mind that 2 Egg Whites equals 1 Whole Egg.
These tasty muffins are so good with Raisins! In my fam it's always all about the Raisins! This time the double batch did not last long nor did many muffins make it into our freezer! The next day our sons and families had some goodies! :)
Butternut Squash Muffins
Yield: 12 Muffins
1 and 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Egg Whites (or 1 Whole Egg)
1/2 cup Soy Milk
1/4 cup Olive oil (for Sauteing & Baking)
1/2 cup mashed Butternut Squash
1/2 cup Raisins
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place muffin liners in muffin pan.
- Combine first 6 dry ingredients. Stir to mix.
- Separate Egg Whites. Place Egg Whites in small bowl and beat with fork. (If using 1 Whole Egg, beat with fork.)
- Add Soy Milk (Milk), Olive Oil & Butternut Squash to Egg Whites, stir.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Add Raisins.
- Mix all ingredients until moistened. Batter will be lumpy.
- Fill muffin cups by evenly dividing batter.
- Bake 18 - 20 minutes in 400°F oven until muffins are lightly browned on top. Double batch may take up to 4 additional minutes.
- Remove muffins from pan immediately.
- Cool muffins on racks.
Do you bake using Butternut Squash as an ingredient? When making muffins do you bake a double batch as long as the utensils are being used? Do you purchase an extra bag of Flour or Sugar if it is on sale during this time period?
My answer is yes to all three questions. :)