Friday, October 17, 2014

Butternut Spice Muffins

Guest Post By: Rebekah Thompson of survivingtoddlerhood.com

Fall is finally here! In West Michigan we aren't having any extreme weather changes yet, our summer was pretty cool, we could pretend it is still summer but I don't want to. :)
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I'm one of those girls that loves fall, something I really hope my boys inherit. I love the colors that God provides, the crisp nights and warm days. I love biting into freshly picked apples and roasting brussels sprouts. I love winter squash and pumpkins too. Now brussels sprouts and winter squash might not be your choosy kid's favorite side dish, but there are lots of things we as momma's can do to help them gobble up their vegetables in delight.
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One thing I love about winter squash is its versatility- any recipe that calls for pumpkin you can make with winter squash. You can make it into a breakfast porridge like this or this you can hide it in smoothies or pancakes. And you can put it in baked goods. Today I'm going to share a recipe for Butternut Spice Muffins that is toddler approved. In fact, today as I was making these I had a toddler twisting himself around my legs to get as many tastes as possible and after they were baked he did a dance every time he got to eat one. :)
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Not only are these muffins toddler approved they are also good for those choosy kids in your life who have allergies- they do not contain any gluten or dairy. They can also be made grain-free if desired.

Butternut Spice Muffins
1 c. cashew meal
1/2 c. millet flour - for grain-free version use buckwheat flour, quinoa flour or one of these grain free flour options.
1/3-1/2 c. sugar - I use turbinado or sugar cane crystals.
1 t. baking soda
2 t. cream of tartar- optional
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. ginger
 3/4 c. roasted and mashed or pureed butternut squash
1/4 c. olive oil
1 egg
1 T. apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 375F. Whisk first eight ingredients together. Add wet ingredients. Using a spoon stir everything together until just combined. Fill prepared muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Makes 7-8 muffins.

About the Author: Rebekah blogs at Surviving Toddlerhood. She has been married for five years and has two little boys right now, a new toddler and a preschooler. She is surviving this season of life with coffee, chocolate and Jesus. She has a passion for healthy living, birth, exercise and littles.You can find her on Facebook and Instagram.

12 comments :

  1. Those look and sound yummy!!!! Might have to give those a try ;-)

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    1. Let us know if you put a spin on it at all!

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  2. I'm a fan of butternut squash anything, or so it seems. I haven't found a recipe that I don't like and I'm definitely going to give this a try.

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  3. Forget the kids! I'll eat 'em! LOL Thanks. This sounds yummy! :D

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  4. these look great. i've never baked with squash before.

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  5. That looks yummy! Haven't made this before but loving learning about new recipes.

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  6. These sound really good! I love butternut squash. Will for sure have to try them.

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  7. How yummy!!!! Going to have to try these out! Thanks for sharing ❤❤❤❤❤

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  8. These look really good, however I would need someone to make them for me, since these ingredients look too fancy for me! ;) I am SO lazy when it comes to baking! ha!

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  9. I have never baked with squash either. These sound very hearty.

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  10. These look really yummy! I actually have a butternut squash that I need to use up so I might have to try this out.

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