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Paleo Acorn Squash Dessert

Acorn Squash Paleo 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 and find recipes to share that I too like I respect my time- in fact I cherish it. I have so many things I 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 tablespoons heaping cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut acorn squash in ½ inch then slice each half into 4-6 pieces depending on 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 25 minutes.
  9. Turn over gently.
  10. Bake another 10-15.
  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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