5 Squash Recipes You Need This Fall November 5, 2020

by Katherine Sousa Eat

Squash season has arrived, and we’re here to squash your hunger cravings with 5 squash recipes you need in your life. 

Squash your hunger cravings and keep cozy this season thanks to these 5 squash recipes. From pumpkin to butternut squash, acorn squash, and more – with so many varieties of squash, our chef’s were inspired to bring you 5 seasonal, delicious squash recipes just for you. But first, let’s make our homemade pumpkin spice blend.

Let’s start by preparing one of the most important ingredients: the spice blend! You will need this spice blend for each of the 5 recipes that follow.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground all spice
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Double or triple the quantities based on how much you need for your recipes.

 

Squash Muffins

Whole wheat flour, oats, raisins, and nuts – oh my! These muffins are loaded with delicious flavours and ingredients to fuel you up. Don’t forget to make a large batch so that you have enough for breakfast and snacks throughout the whole week.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (or squash)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup crushed walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
  • pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until a smooth batter.
  3. Using a spoon, fill your lined muffin tin with batter.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Muffins are done when you insert the blade of a knife into the centre of your muffin and it comes out clean.

Spiced Squash Granola

With its dried fruits, pumpkin seeds and pecans, this granola is delicious, nutritious and very addicting. You can eat it with yogurt, use it as a garnish for a smoothie bowl, but it’s so good you can eat it as is so you can truly appreciate all of its flavours.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup squash puree
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (of choice)
  • 4 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin spice blend

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine oats, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, and shredded coconut in a bowl. Toss to combined.
  3. In another bowl combine squash puree, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until evenly coated. Spread on a lined baking sheet in a thick layer – the thicker, the crunchier the granola will be.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Right out of the oven add the dried fruit. Allow to cool completely before transferring to an air-tight container for storing.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

You surely know banana bread but have you ever tasted pumpkin spice bread? It’s sweet yet savoury, with a delicious pumpkin flavour. For this recipe we are using coconut flour making this seasonal treat gluten free!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (or squash)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
  • pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin spice blend.
  3. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and oil with a mixer. Add the pumpkin puree as you go, while continuing to beat.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix until you get a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the batter into a pre-buttered loaf pan. Bake for 90 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing the the pan. You can check doneness by inserting the blade of a knife into your loaf. If the blade comes out clean, your cake is done. Otherwise let it cook for a few more minutes.

Spiced Squash Bites

Call them what you want: truffles, bites, balls or even squash cakes, the most important thing is that they are super simple and quick to prepare. You will only need 5 ingredients, plus these bites are no-bake!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup squash puree
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, shape the mixture into small ping pong sized balls. The recipe should make about 15 balls.
  2. Place finished balls in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

Spiced Squash Pancakes

Spice up your Sunday brunch by adding these spiced pancakes to your meal rotation!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups squash puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • butter for cooking

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and spice blend.
  2. In another bowl, combine the milk, squash puree and vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time while continuing to mix. Add this mixture to the bowl containing the flour. Mix until you get a smooth batter.
  3. Melt a little butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour a little batter and cook for about 3 minutes. When small bubbles form on your pancake, turn it over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter.

 

Have all these recipes made you hungry yet? Enjoy brunch this Sunday featuring these delicious squash recipes. Plus why not try out our Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe while you’re at it. 

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