Serves a Crowd

Butternut Squash Muffins

October 24, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Makes 2 dozen
Author Notes

These would be a great accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dinner or just eaten by themselves for breakfast. They were great as an afternoon snack today! —nannydeb

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted butternut squash
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter or spray cooking oil on your muffin pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, corn meal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. In another bowl, squish the roasted butternut squash with a fork to prevent large lumps.
  5. To the squash add the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, orange juice, butter and liqueur. Mix well.
  6. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the squash mixture and stir just until moistened.
  7. Spoon into prepared muffin pan and bake for 15 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

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  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • mrslarkin

Recipe by: nannydeb

Former restaurant manager (and waitress, bartender, etc). I love food: eating, trying new recipes, shopping for it, talking/emailing about it, etc. My foodie friend and pen pal got me interested in recipe contests and also turned me on to food52 and now I'm obsessed!

8 Reviews

aargersi October 25, 2010
YES to potluck in Texas!
Waverly October 24, 2010
Very nice recipe. I like how you cut the sugar by adding fruit juice and love the idea of cornmeal and buttermilk here. This is a keeper.
arielleclementine October 24, 2010
these look super fly! love that melting butter pat!
bakekat October 24, 2010
I'm leaving to go try these right now!!
TheWimpyVegetarian October 24, 2010
I'm planning some butternut bread too - this looks really yummy!!!
aargersi October 24, 2010
Trade ya! Muffins for butter!!!
mrslarkin October 24, 2010
OH, very nice!! Maybe with a side of Butternut Butter?
Sagegreen October 24, 2010
Exactly my thoughts! Potluck in Texas has my vote.