Orange Glazed Butternut Squash Muffins

I love this muffins recipe, first because it is wholesome and CLEAN, second; it is the first thing I baked without chocolate that satisfied my little prince. So not only are these muffins  yummy and healthy, but they are also kid-approved. Enjoy it for breakfast or a coffee break treat, in the lunch box or as an after school snack  for kids.

 Butternut Squash Muffins

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To make butternut squash purée:  cut the butternut squash into quarters lengthwise,scoop out seeds and membranes.Place in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle butternut squash with vegetable oil and roast for about 45 minutes in a 350F preheated oven. Cool to room temperature then scrap the flesh with a spoon into a glass bowl and mash with a potato masher. I keep batches of 1 C butternut purée in zip lock bags and freeze them for later use. I learned this trick from Jessica Seinfeld’s video Cooking tips from Jessica’s kitchen

To make Orange Glazed Butternut Squash Muffins You’ll need:

1 C Kamut flour

3/4 C quick oats

1 C raw sugar

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp each baking powder and baking soda

1 C butternut squash purée (recipe above)

2 large eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2/3 C buttermilk

1/4 C vegetable oil

Glaze:

1 C confectioners’ sugar

Juice of 1 large orange

Directions

– Pulse oatmeal in a food processor to reach oat bran texture.

– In a bowl, mix oats with flour,sugar,cinnamon,baking powder,baking soda and salt.

– In a separate bowl, whisk pumpkin with eggs,vanilla,buttermilk and oil.

– Add dry mixture to pumpkin mixture gradually while whisking until combined.

– Spoon 1/4 C batter into lined muffin cups, bake in preheated 350 oven for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

– Cool muffins completely on a wire rack.

– Place wrack over parchment paper, pour glaze over muffins, let set 20 minutes.

– To prepare the glaze: stir confectioners’ sugar with orange juice until smooth.

Butternut Squash muffins

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  1. Pingback: Crustless Butternut Squash Pie | Wasafaty, Delicious Recipes From My Kitchen

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