Butternut Squash “Nuffins”

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shared by Anne of  Greenchild Creations

Over at Greenchild Creations, we follow the paleo (or caveman) diet for my son’s dietary needs.  This means we are grain free, dairy free, legume free, and nightshade free.  While the diet consists of wonderful fresh whole foods, it can be difficult during holiday gatherings where tempting pies, cakes, cookies, and breads abound.  

This is a recipe I created that works perfectly with holiday meals – or anytime!  Let me introduce you to what I call the “Nuffin”.   I must warn you, they are not only delicious and nutritious, but highly addicting!

 Butternut Squash “Nuffins”
3/4 c. ground almonds
1/4 c. coconut flour
1/8 c. chopped mixed nuts – I like to use pecans, walnuts, and almonds
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1/4 c. suet, rendered
1/4 c. maple syrup, 100% pure
1/2 c. butternut squash, cooked

Washed raw sugar (turbinado sugar) Mix dry ingredients except raw sugar, set aside.  Add wet ingredients and stir thoroughly, adding the freshly rendered suet last.  Spoon into a greased muffin tin and sprinkle a little washed raw sugar on top.  Makes approximately 12 “nuffins”.

Some notes: ·  

  • Ground almonds - you can buy almond meal, or you can save a little money and buy sliced almonds and grind them yourself in a coffee grinder·       
  •  Baking powder - to keep in with the spirit of paleo, I use an arrowroot based baking powder as commercial blends may contain cornstarch, potato starch, or sodium aluminum sulfate·     
  • Suet - I like to render mine as needed, but you can buy already rendered (tallow).  To render, cut off a chunk of suet and melt over low heat in a small pan.  Then pour off what you need.  A substitute  of another fat/oil for the suet is not recommended; it is what gives the best full satisfying flavor.    Our dog thinks the leftover cracklin’s are delicious, LOL!!

As tasty as these are, they will not last long!  Don’t eat them all at once though - nuts can have a laxative effect if consumed in large enough quantities.

Thanks for letting me share!
Anne Hoelz
Greenchild Creations

1 comment:

Walter Silva said...

looks Yummy! Will have to make this!

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