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Squatternut Bosh

February 10, 2011

After you feature squash in 234,008 recipes, you kind of start to run out of titles.  Luckily, that’s what random 90’s television show references are for.

After we made our delicious squash stew the other night, I still had a half of a butternut squash in the refrigerator.  I knew that in order to avoid Ryan’s bitching tasteful hints about meal repetition, I’d have to make something with it other than soup. 

Fancy a butternut squash muffin?

Working with a recipe for pumpkin muffins from one of my Moosewood cookbooks, I came up with this butternut squash muffin recipe…I think it would be a great way to use up ANY leftover winter squash or pureed pumpkin.  If you have canned pumpkin or squash, that would make the process even easier, but making your own puree is super-simple too I just baked my squash last night and set it in the fridge for today’s use.  Then, this morning, I pulsed it in the food processor until smooth.  Voila—puree!

Butternut Squash Muffins


3/4 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup unbleached white flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 cup rolled oats

2 eggs

3/4 cup butternut squash puree (or any other squash or pumpkin)

1/2 cup soy milk (you can use any milk here)

1/3 cup golden raisins

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1/4 cup granulated sugar


Combine flours, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and combine them with the squash.

In a small, microwave safe bowl, cover the golden raisin with about 1/4 cup water, just enough to cover them.  Microwave for 30 seconds to reconstitute them and plump them up.

Add raisins (liquid and all) to the eggs and squash, along with soy milk, vegetable oil, and sugar.  Whisk well.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. 

Prepare a standard muffin tin with cooking spray and spoon the batter into the prepared tin.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Here are some pictures of the process:

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Mmmmm…delicious with butter and honey! These aren’t overly sweet, but also don’t taste overwhelmingly “healthy”…which is a pleasant surprise, given how healthy they really are!

Even my squash-hating husband couldn’t get enough.  🙂

Off to teach…have a great day!


26 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2011 4:20 pm

    YUM! I have a mild obsession with pumpkin muffins so I’m pretty sure I would love these 🙂

  2. February 10, 2011 4:58 pm

    HI! How are you? The muffins look awesome- a great way to use up your squash! I’ve used canned squash to make bread before- and loved the moisture it added to the recipe. Sorry I’ve been MIA! I will finally have a post up tomorrow morning 🙂

  3. February 10, 2011 6:46 pm

    I wish I had all the ingredients on hand! I could totally go for one right now! ❤

  4. February 10, 2011 6:49 pm

    These look delicious! I wish I had one! I made butternut squash muffins with buckwheat flour when we did out pumpkins. I love buckwheat and butternut squash! Have you tried buckwheat before? I would imagine you would like it.

  5. February 10, 2011 6:54 pm

    They look wonderful! After LOVING sweet poato muffins, I imagine these are just as knock-out good! Gorgeous photos, girl!

  6. February 10, 2011 6:57 pm

    i call them squatternut bosh too!! you gotta love friends!

  7. February 10, 2011 7:19 pm

    Friends, Joey, Thanksgiving episode 😀 I always say squatternut bosh in my head!!
    And those muffins…this is like, your best ever post 😛

  8. Ayla permalink
    February 10, 2011 7:26 pm

    Mmmmm! I want to make those soon because they look absolutely perfect. I’m kind of lazy so I’ll probably just used canned pumpkin or sweet potato. I definitely have more then enough just sitting in the pantry! 🙂

  9. February 10, 2011 7:58 pm

    I’m not a fan of squash (texture thing), but I could for sure eat a bunch of these bad boys!

  10. Kelly permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:52 pm

    What a great idea!! Butternut squash is my favorite type of squash out there and it is the only one that Keith will eat.

  11. February 10, 2011 10:11 pm

    Hehe, love the title. These muffins look wonderful, what a great idea!

  12. February 10, 2011 11:54 pm

    I had butternut squash for dinner and thought of you actually. It is soooo goooood 🙂

  13. Elizabeth permalink
    February 11, 2011 12:30 am

    I add butternut squash to the kids’ pancakes. They never notice!

  14. February 11, 2011 2:38 am

    These look awesome! Great idea!

  15. February 11, 2011 2:38 am

    Now I want a muffin. Specifically these 🙂

  16. February 11, 2011 2:42 am

    Holy crap – YUM!

  17. February 11, 2011 2:58 am

    I have no idea what random 90s show this is referring to!

  18. February 11, 2011 2:51 pm

    These sound AMAZING!

  19. February 11, 2011 5:46 pm

    OK, I’m sold. Those look absolutely delicious. I don’t get the show reference either, but my memory is not that great 😉

  20. February 11, 2011 6:12 pm

    Hi there! Just found your blog today… looks great! I used to live in central PA – where do you live?

    • February 11, 2011 6:13 pm

      Thanks for commenting! We live in Altoona!

  21. February 11, 2011 8:25 pm

    Oh that looks sooo good! And the pictures. I need you to teach me how to become better at photography! 🙂

  22. February 11, 2011 10:19 pm

    Those look so good! I haven’t ever tried having squash in muffins, good idea! Can you send me some 🙂

  23. February 12, 2011 1:59 am

    YUM! perfect nom-licious squash muffins!!! superb job my friend ❤

  24. February 12, 2011 2:53 am

    Those look great! And for the record – I totally got the Friends reference in the title. Before you even mentioned it. I’m such an addict. LOL

  25. February 12, 2011 8:53 am

    I love the color of them–so vivrant and pretty. Just looking at them you would never think they are packed with vitamins! I hate coming up with titles sometimes its harder than thinking of something write about! Have a great wknd!

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