I found this recipe in a newspaper article many years ago. It's really delicious.The original recipe called for 1 cup melted butter. I use 1/2 cup butter & 1/2 cup applesauce.
- Wash squash, trim ends, and cut into 1-inch slices.
- Cook in a small amount of water for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Drain well and mash.
- Measure 2 cups of the cooked squash, combine with eggs, butter, and applesauce, and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Make a well in center of mixture.
- Add squash to dry ingredients, stirring only until moist.
- Spoon into greased muffin tins, filling 3/4 full.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
These are a WINNER!! My 10 yr.old daughter took home 2nd place in the 2010 NC Mountain State Fair. She did replace 1/2 the flour with wheat flour. This year we are going to try the substitutions mentioned here. Thanks for a winning recipe!!
I'll be making these again! These taste just like a regular sweet muffin. Next time I'll add blueberries or maybe diced apples and cinnamin. I did use a stick of light margarine instead of butter without a problem. I wouldn't go out and buy squash in order to make this recipe, but it's a great recipe when you have lots of squash to use up.
These are yummy, and you'd never guess they were made with squash! I tweaked the recipe by substituting butter with oil and apple sauce, and I added cinnamon and chocolate chips. I think the squash kept the muffins moist and gave it a softer texture. I pureed the boiled squash using a food processor. Everyone seemed to enjoy these muffins :)