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Butternut Squash Brownies

Chocolaty brownies made with the added bonus of butternut squash. The squash gives these brownies a great fudgy texture and takes the place of butter and oil!

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I made these brownies over the weekend and a few of my kids were less than delighted about them. Mind you, they didn’t taste them at this point, they just noticed the addition of pureed butternut squash in the batter. #dontjudgeabrowniebyitsbatter

Of course, once these same kids saw the finished product, it was “what butternut squash in the batter?” Then, they proceeded to inhale a few, then, a few more. #itoldthemso

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A short supply list: An 8 x 8 baking pan + non stick cooking spray (or your favorite way to grease a pan). Plus, a mixing bowl and silicone spatula. Of course, you will also need measuring cups and spoons.

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What Ingredients Are Needed?

  • Butternut squash puree
  • Flour + Salt + Baking powder + Ground cinnamon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Eggs + Vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

How Do I Make Puree from Fresh Squash? Find detailed instructions right here.

How Do I Make Puree from Frozen Squash? Steam 1 cup of frozen squash in a steamer basket or steamer insert. Fill the pot with water and cover insert/basket. Increase temperature and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and steam for 8-10 minutes or until squash is soft. Remove squash and discard water. Mash squash with a potato masher or stick blender until desired consistency is achieved.

Or Use Your Microwave (for frozen): Place 1 cup of frozen squash in a microwave safe bowl. Add just a bit of water…just enough to line the bottom of the bowl. Cover and microwave for 1-2 minute intervals, then, toss lightly. Continue until squash is soft. Mash squash with a potato masher or stick blender until desired consistency is achieved.

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Yield: 9-12 brownies

Butternut Squash Brownies

Butternut Squash Brownies- Table for Seven #butternutsquash #squash #brownies #chocolate #dessert

Butternut Squash Brownies- - Chocolaty brownies made with the added bonus of butternut squash. The squash gives these brownies a great fudgy texture and takes the place of butter and oil! 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butternut squash, pureed 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • dash of ground cinnamon 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Then, add in squash, eggs and vanilla. Mix until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let brownies cool for 25-30 minutes before cutting.

Notes

  • adapted from good cheap eats

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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April J Harris

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I've used butternut squash in loaf cakes, but never in brownies, Erin. I've definitely been missing out! Pinning this yummy recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Carlee

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

What a great idea! I have a pile of squash from our CSA, but I am the only one in the house that really likes it. This is a fabulous way to trick the guys into eating some too!

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Thanks Carlee!

Erica

Monday 18th of November 2019

Yum! I love the idea of substituting squash for butter. Do you think apple sauce could also be substituted for the sugar? I make this switch fairly often in baked goods with great results.

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Hi Erica- Honestly, I haven't tried that yet, so, I can't say for sure. If you do give it a try, please let me know how it turns out..it's a great idea! Enjoy :)

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