This is a simple yet comforting muffin. Tastes more like a spice cake that will stay moist for days. I make this all throughout the fall when kabocha squash is in season.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease lightly with cooking spray.
Place kabocha squash skin-side down on the baking sheet.
Roast in the preheated oven until fork-tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool until easily handled, about 10 minutes. Scoop squash flesh into a food processor; puree until smooth. Discard skin.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
Stir white sugar, brown sugar, canola oil, and olive oil in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in 3/4 cup pureed squash and vanilla extract.
Mix whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Stir gradually into the sugar mixture, alternating with apple cider, until smooth. Pour into muffin tins, filling each cup 3/4 full.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes.
Per Serving: 80 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 102mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.