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Butternut Squash Cheese Muffins

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Butternut Squash Cheese Muffins

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 12 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 80

Total Fat: 4.8g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 30mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

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Make this for: Snack

Category: Breads & Muffins

This Recipe Makes: 12 Serving(s)


This is a great way to get a serving of vegetables into your day.

What you'll need

  • 1 tbsp. unsalted margarine (80% fat)
  • 1 tbsp. extra-light olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cup cubed roasted butternut squash
  • 6 tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. wheat germ
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Jarlsberg cheese
  • 1 tbsp. hulled sesame seeds


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2
    Add the margarine and oil to a nonstick saute pan over high heat. When the mix begins to sizzle, reduce heat to medium and add the onion and mushrooms. Saute until the onion is transparent, about 5-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Step 3
    In the bowl of a food processor or in a blender, combine the cooled sauteed mixture and all of the remaining ingredients except the cheese and sesame seeds and pulse until mixed.
  • Step 4
    Fold the cheese into the squash mixture. Spoon the resulting batter into muffin cups treated with nonstick spray or lined with foil muffin liners, filling each muffin section to the top. Evenly divide the sesame seeds over the top of the batter.
  • Step 5
    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. For savory appetizers, make 24 mini-muffins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1
  • Fat: 1/2
  • Meats & Meat Substitutes: 1/2