Butternut Squash Brownies

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Butternut Squash Brownies Recipe

Who would have thought that butternut squash could be the base for such a delicious and moist brownie.  We adapted this unique recipe from Imperfect Produce, our weekly farmers market delivery box.  This is such an easy recipe & it can be made using ONE bowl - meaning...super easy clean-up!  Healthy, gluten-free, & low glycemic.  Make a batch for the entire family and don't forget to use Old Salt Merchants cinnamon sugar!

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins

12 Brownies


  • ¾ c roasted butternut squash purée (or sub your favorite winter squash). Homemade or canned.
  • 1 c nut butter - we used cashew butter, but almond, sunflower seed or peanut butter would work 
  • ⅓ c coconut nectar (this is a substitute for maple syrup which has a much lower sugar content) but you can use maple syrup too!  
  • ¼ c + 2 Tbsp almond flour (or your GF flour of choice)
  • ¼ c + 2 Tsbp cocoa powder or Old Salt Merchants Cocoa Sugar 
  • Heaping ½ c mini chocolate chips* + more for the top (optional).  We use Lily's as they are sugar free and delicious 
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (if you like nuts)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray (or line with muffin liners).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butternut squash purée, nut butter, coconut nectar or maple syrup, almond flour, and cacao powder or Old Salt Merchants cocoa sugar and stir until well combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts
  4. Using a large spoon, divide batter between 12 muffin cups and smooth with the back of a spatula to even them out. Add chocolate chips to the top here (optional).
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until butternut brownies are firm to the touch and lightly browned around edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the muffin tin.
  7. Refrigerate leftover brownies in an airtight container for 5-7 days. (they also freeze very well!!)

Tips / Notes

  • You can also make these brownies in a regular brownie pan by using the same instructions and increasing the bake time by 5-10 minutes.


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