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Summer Squash and Applesauce Muffins

“This recipe is quick and easy, relies on simple ingredients, and produces consistent results,” notes blogger Dynise Balcavage.

Ingredients: 

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1 tsp. salt
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1 ½ cups spelt flour
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1 tsp. baking soda
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1 Tbs. vanilla extract
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1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
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½ cup canola oil
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2 cups sugar
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½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
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¼ cup soy flour
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1 ½ Tbs. baking powder
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¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
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2 cups shredded yellow squash
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2 tsp. cinnamon
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½ cup raisins, optional

Instructions: 

1. Drain squash in colander 30 minutes. Squeeze out liquid.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 18 muffin tins with cooking spray.

3. Stir together squash, sugar, soy flour, canola oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Add spelt flour, whole-wheat pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir until just combined. Fold in raisins and nuts, if using.

4. Fill prepared muffin tins two-thirds full with batter. Bake 18 to 24 minutes, or until tops are golden brown, and toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool.

Nutrition Information: 

Unit (Serving Size): 
muffin
Calories: 
224.00
Protein: 
3.00 g
Total Fat: 
7.00 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.00 g
Carbohydrates: 
39.00 g
Cholesterol: 
0.00 mg
Sodium: 
337.00 mg
Fiber: 
3.00 g
Sugar: 
23.00 g
Yield: 
Makes 18 muffins

Comments on this Recipe

These muffins are really like a cupcake - so not a great breakfast, but consider serving as dessert? (2 cups of sugar in 18 muffins is way too much - a good guideline is about 1/2 cup sugar or less per 12 muffins. . . ).

Can these muffins be made with just the whole wheat flour, and maybe a little white flour if absolutely necessary? I don't have the soy and spelt flours and don't really want to try to keep these on hand for our family of 11.

way too much sugar! especially with the addition of applesauce and raisins. I am thinking this amount of sugar is to help bind the batter since there is no egg. A better solution would be to use ground flax seeds as an egg replacement and cut the sugar in half, at least. also when you are using applesauce, you can cut back on the fat content as well. I honestly would find a better recipe that I didn't have to change so much.

1. Drain squash in colander 30 minutes. Squeeze out liquid.?????? What the heck does this mean? Squash don't drain.

ugh..who has all that flour on hand

Way too much sugar! What are you nuts!?

can this be made with less sugar

Great recipe. Just made it for my spouse's b-day. Will top with "cream cheese" frosting. The sugar content was good for a rich dessert.

These are delicious, although too sweet

Wow. Everyone is so negative on here. If you don't have the flour, buy them. I agree less sugar. Also use unsweetened apple sauce. I used 1/2 cup organic vegan sugar. Very good!

I only put in one cup of sugar, added one egg substitute, used almond flour instead of soy flour and halved the oil and doubled the applesauce. I also added 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp nutmeg for more spice. You end up with a denser muffin that is spicier instead of super sweet. Better as a breakfast item, and super tasty!

I only put in one cup of sugar, added one egg substitute, used almond flour instead of soy flour and halved the oil and doubled the applesauce. I also added 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp nutmeg for more spice. You end up with a denser muffin that is spicier instead of super sweet. Better as a breakfast item, and super tasty! Also, if you buy the flour from a bulk section and only get what you need, you don't end up with a bunch just sitting in the cupboard.

2 cups of sugar? It's way too much. Only need 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar per one batch of muffins.

It would be very nice if the nutritional information would print along with the recipe and directions for making the recipe.

Why would you use soy flour? And with what would you substitute?

Everything is good except TWO cups of sugar !!!! WAY too much sugar. I use apples, fresh apples or unsweetened applesauce and in doing so, I do not need to add oil. I might suggest the recipes be reviewed by dietician or something.

summer squash and applesauce???? mislabeled!!! squash and sugar muffins don't sound nearly so appetizing

Why the different types of flour? Could organic wheat flour be used in place of all the others?

NO NO NO CANOLA!!! Do you have ANY idea how HORRIBLE that is?? Canola oil is something that NO ONE should EVER put in their mouth. Go look at the YouTube video of how they get it. Ever see a canola plant? No? Know Why?? There's NO SUCH THING! This stuff is horrible. Never, EVER use it. Use olive or coconut oil, never canola.