Butternut Squash Muffins With Cranberries

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tore this recipe out of an old calendar and recently found the clipping -- haven't made them but they sure sound good, so I thought I'd share!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375F; spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray, or use paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, thoroughly whisk together the squash, egg, oil and milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined; it's important NOT to overmix.
  5. Fold in the cranberries.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake in preheated oven for 16 to 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the centre of the muffins comes out clean.
  7. Cool muffins on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Loved this recipe. Used applesauce to cut down on the oil and agave to cut down on the sugar by using 3/4 of it and the rest of the oil and sugar recommended. I also added a little oatmeal and cut back on the flour and some sliced almonds. They baked up nice and were not too sweet. A nice healthy guilt free baked good with coffee in the morning without the sugar and guilt. Good use of the squash too.

ann366_12218570 October 09, 2012

DELICIOUS! Even picky hubby loved them. I doubled it, cut out 1/4 c of sugar, used 1.5 cups white flour, and 3 cups of wheat flour. Next time, I'd like to try more cranberries and figure out how to substitute honey for the sugar, and use coconut oil - just for a healthier muffin. Doubled, this recipe made 32 muffins! Perfect for our large family!

Cara Lee October 28, 2011

Very moist and fluffy. Would be great with nuts added too, or some coconut. Like others I also substituted applesauce for some of the oil and used about 1/2 C. whole wheat flour in place of 1/2 C. of white flour. The recipe made 15 good sized muffins. Will definitely use this recipe again.

Pinkytz January 17, 2011