This is a delicious healthy side dish. Pretty enough for company, but kids enjoy the sweet taste! Fresh squash is easy to cook in the microwave, but frozen tastes just as good. For the milk, I used nonfat, my neighbor uses Mocha Mix to make it non-dairy. From my neighbor, Tiffanie, who is the best kosher cook ever!!
- preheat oven to 350.
- if using fresh squash, microwave- cut in half, remove seeds, place cut side down in small amount of water, cover with plastic wrap and cook on high 15 minutes.
- Scrape flesh from skin- should be 3-4 cups.
- beat together flour, sugar, oil, eggs, and milk.
- add squash and mix well.
- bake in 9x13 glass or ceramic baking dish for 60 minutes.
- can sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top after 30 minutes in oven (kids like it!).
I believe this recipe has lots of potential, but it just didn't work out for us. :-/ Since I love butternut squash, I'm going to make this again with the following changes: I'll use an 8x8 pan, as the 9x13 produced a flat product; I'm going to add cinnamon and nutmeg directly to the mix before baking so it's more flavorful; and I'll use 1/4 cup of oil instead of the half, since it was oilier than we would've liked. Thank you for posting this great idea for a healthy dessert. :)
I am giving this a full 5 stars because it was the first time my husband and son were happy with squash. I halved the recipe, served this to company and the presentation was fabulous. When I said that there was no cream or butter in the dish, everyone demanded the recipe. While I am a lover of squash and thought it was good but not amazing, everyone else was raving. This is the ideal recipe to get non-lovers to convert. It is a great side dish; healthy, easy, and visually impressive. Thanks so much for something new. It will be in regular rotation.
Addendum: We have made this a number of times. Though it was inconsistent originally, I have found to make it right every time mix the wet ingredients and blend well before mixing in the dry ones. I use my stick blender. Also, Replace the oil with applesauce. Not for health reasons, but because it makes it fluffier and doesn't have that oily or falling flat problem. We also prefer a bit of cinnamon in the batter and the greater amount of sugar. The frozen squash has been much better than the fresh, easier to use and cheaper, too. It doubles well for holidays. We like it best at room temperature, making it the perfect make ahead dish. Thanks again.
This is really good and really easy to make! I used 1/4 cup of oil as someone else suggested and a bit less sugar. I also mixed in a few hefty shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkled cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar on top before cooking. It tastes very similar to pumpkin pie, but much healthier! My 11 month old and 3 year old really liked it too!