Butternut Squash Muffins

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 | 20 comments

Butternut Squash Muffins

I love a muffin or two.

I love butternut squash.

So butternut squash muffins rock my world like you would not believe.

These are super simple to make – aka you do not even have to peel the butternut squash if you don’t want to. And you get to do it all in a food processor. See, I told you. Not only that but they freeze very well and so I kinda over do it when making them. Seriously, I have been known to make 36 in one go just so that that my butternut squash stash does not go to waste. But then, that’s breakfast sorted for a few weeks as I just throw them in the oven in the morning and they are ready by the time the coffee is done.

Oh and they are mini chef approved too. Yeap, sneaking those vegetables in there.

So try this easy butternut squash muffin recipe and I dare you not to go overboard just like me.

This is the second recipe in my pantry staple spotlight on butternut squash.

Roasted butternut squash soup with coconut.

How to peel and cook butternut squash.

This is inked up to the Spice Trail Challenge over at Bangers and Mash.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Butternut Squash Muffins
Cook time
Total time
Easy butternut squash muffins
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-14 muffins
  • 400g (14oz) butternut squash deseeded, with or without the skin and chopped
  • 300g (10½oz) light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt
  • 300g (10½oz) plain flour
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon (to your taste)
  • 175ml olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
  2. Line your muffin tins with muffin cases.
  3. Whizz the butternut squash in a food processor until it is finely chopped.
  4. Add in the sugar and eggs and whizz till mixed.
  5. Add in a pinch of salt, the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and olive oil and whizz again until just combined. Do not over mix it.
  6. Fill the muffin cases with the muffin batter and bake in the oven for about 25 mins or until cooked (ie if you stick a wooden skewer through a muffin it comes out clean).
  7. Let the muffins cool a bit on a wire rack before serving (if you can wait that long).

Subscribe to our mailing list for recipes and exclusive content

* indicates required


  1. You make very good muffins!!

    • My stomach thinks so too…….

  2. Everyone seems to make pumpkin muffins this time of year, but I actually think butternut squash is much more flavorful and I love the sound of these, Bintu! Bravo on delicious muffins!

    • I am pleased. Butternut squash is just one of my favourite things.

  3. What a small world…I just made muffins with pumpkin today! These look yummy 😉

    • Ooooh. Do you have a recipe up?

  4. I LOVE butternut squash, and although I am a NOVICE cook, to say the least, I’m determined to try to cook with it this season. This seems like a great spot to start!

    • Hey Jess, These are a nice one to start with as you get to do it all in a food processor.

  5. I’ve been dying to try these since you posted them. Gotta get on that because these look fantastic!

    • Perfect time to try them. They are lush.

  6. All of our products are carefully checked staff Women ugg
    uggs uk discount codes 698 http://sensitiveword.com/?p=uggs-uk-discount-codes-698.html

  7. All of our products are carefully checked staff ugg shoes Grey Locarno Soldes.Livraison Free!
    uggs sale black friday 416 http://pusatgrosir-riau.com/?p=uggs-sale-black-friday-416.html

  8. Man Balances 80% Off Official Site ugg Vest Women: cheap ugg, cheap ugg cheap
    cheap ugg boots bailey button triplet 322 http://difoxygene.com/?p=cheap-ugg-boots-bailey-button-triplet-322.html

  9. ugg – Men ‘ s designer fashion ugg Jacket for Women – Cloakroom Collective
    ugg australia sale uk kids 658 http://pssicirebonkab.or.id/?p=ugg-australia-sale-uk-kids-658.html

  10. 2013 cheap ugg boots online sales! Cheap ugg, ugg Sales Men & Women
    cheap uggs real 393794 http://freshjunky.com/blog/?p=cheap-uggs-real-393794.html

  11. ugg shoes Grey Locarno Soldes.Livraison Free! ugg shoes Grey Locarno Soldes.Livraison Free!
    ugg boots new 767 http://lovestory.cn.ua/?p=ugg-boots-new-767.html

  12. Butternut squash and cinnamon in a muffin just sounds genius to me! Great entry for December’s Spice Trail challenge. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

  13. I simply love muffins and this recipe will definitely be the next in my to do list.

  14. Society has conditioned men to think that only women take
    supplements. Green tea is an antioxidant and is known as a good fat burner too.
    Otherwise else you visit to facilitate facilitate your closest pharmacy meant ffor any natural weight loss supplements, bear insmind a few guidelines whilst selecting weight loss supplements.

  15. These look wonderful and sound delicious. It seems quite logical to use butternut squash this way, though I’ve never seen it done before


  1. Roasted Butternut Soup - […] Butternut squash muffins. […]
  2. Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe - […] Butternut squash muffins. […]
  3. Pumpkin Pie Spice - […] staple spice mixes and actually goes in more than just pumpkin pie and smoothies. Stews, cookies, muffins, pancakes, roasted …
  4. The Spice Trail: cooking with cinnamon « Bangers & Mash - […] Butternut Squash Muffins from Recipes From a Pantry […]
  5. The Spice Trail: your favourite cinnamon recipes « Bangers & Mash - […] Butternut Squash Muffins from Recipes From a Pantry […]
  6. Apple Stew Chicken Recipe - […] through the kitchen with Katy Perry singing away in background. Even mini chef stopped eating her butternut squash muffins …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: