peel and cube the butternut squash (this step disappears if you can buy it already peeled and cut either in half or cubed).
toss the squash in a bowl with 1/2 - 1 Tbsp oil (I use light olive oil or Enova), 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 - 2 tsp maple syrup.
pour everything into a baking pan and roast until done - about 30 - 40 minutes. If you have the oven on lower it will, obviously, just take a little longer! When it's done it is soft and steamy and sweet. You can also mash this, if you like, adding a little margarine or butter to taste. Once you try this, you can decide if you want to use another teaspoons of maple syrup. If you don't have syrup, brown sugar (or lite brown sugar) would work too. I have not tried the new Spenda Brown sugar yet.