Butternut Squash and Pecan Muffins

BUtternut Squash and Pecan Muffins

This post first appeared in 2009, it has been updated.

The thing with any winter squash (for me at least) is that I always buy them with the best intentions, but never seem to get around to actually eating them. For example, I’ve had a butternut squash sitting in my potato bin since November. It’s almost April.

The other day, I finally got around to roasting it, hoping it would be done in time for dinner. It wasn’t and a big bowl of roasted mashed squash has been in my fridge for a couple days. Not wanting to let it rot in my fridge like so many other things I decided this morning it would be perfect for some muffins.
BUtternut Squash and Pecan Muffins

These muffins are simple and savory with just a hint of sweetness. Just the way I like my muffins. If you like yours sweeter feel free to add more sugar.

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BUtternut Squash and Pecan Muffins
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Butternut Squash and Pecan Muffins

Use up your leftover winter squash in these delightful muffins!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 147 kcal
Author jodiemo


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cooked and pureed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Beat the egg, milk and butter in a bowl until well blended.
  3. Mix in the squash to egg mixture then gradually stir in flour mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in pecans
  5. Spoon the batter in to prepared muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Immediately remove from tins and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash and Pecan Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 13.9%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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