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Spiced Squash Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

1 dozen

When I created these moist muffins with our garden-fresh squash, my 3 year-old son kept asking for more. That batch disappeared quickly...and so did the second one! We especially like the topping of brown sugar and cinnamon, which adds a sweet crunch. —TaeRee Glover, Sedan, Kansas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons cold butter

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, squash, corn syrup, butter, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourth full. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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