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Paleo Acorn Squash Dessert

Paleo Acorn Squash Dessert

Ever since learning about the health benefits of acorn squash, I have been finding any excuse I can to add this amazing food to my paleo recipes! For instance, one cup of acorn squash contains 145% of the daily recommended requirements for Vitamin A. It also offers big doses of Vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folic acid, fiber and even Omega-3s! With all of its phytonutrients, acorn squash is considered to reduce the risk of cancer. Now that makes for a dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about eating! This is one of the most delicious of my favorite easy recipes!

I am all about fast and easy recipes as most of you know. I do not want to spend each night laboring over my stove and doing dishes. Hence, I try to create recipes that respect my time – I really cherish this. I have so many things I need to do, and need time for it all. Does this sound like you?  🙂

Paleo Acorn Squash Dessert

Cook/Baker:
Ever since learning about the health benefits of acorn squash, I have been finding any excuse I can to add this amazing food to my paleo recipes!

Ingredients

  • Acorn squash
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Cut your acorn squash in half, then slice each half into 4-6 pieces depending on the size of squash.
  3. Melt coconut oil until runny.
  4. Add maple syrup and cinnamon.
  5. Place squash in large bowl.
  6. Pour syrup mixture over and toss until well coated.
  7. Place on tin foil in center of preheated oven.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Turn over gently.
  10. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
This is an excellent side dish. It’s on the sweet side and pairs well with a light main course or could even be served as a healthy alternative as a dessert. Yum!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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