A little sweeter, a little fluffier, a little tastier than the original, but with more fat and calories. Makes a beautifully bright-colored muffin perfect for the fall table. An excellent way to use the squash.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners and prepare the liners with cooking spray.
Put squash into a roasting pan with cut sides down. Pour enough water into pan to fill 1/2-inch deep.
Roast squash in preheated oven until flesh is easily pierced through with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove roasting pan and reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Scoop hot squash into a large bowl and mash until no large chunks remain. Stir sugar and butter into the squash.
Whisk flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt together in a bowl.
Beat eggs, milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stirring constantly, add a spoonful of squash mixture into the egg mixture to temper it before adding egg mixture to the squash mixture; stir.
Fold flour mixture into the squash mixture until just incorporated; spoon into muffin tins. Top each with a pecan half.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes.
Per Serving: 202 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 35.1g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 40mg; sodium 191.6mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . 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 start it night before , then finish it off the next day.