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
- Acorn squash
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons heaping cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut acorn squash in ½ inch then slice each half into 4-6 pieces depending on size of squash.
- Melt coconut oil until runny.
- Add maple syrup and cinnamon.
- Place squash in large bowl.
- Pour syrup mixture over and toss until well coated.
- Place on tin foil in center of preheated oven.
- Bake 25 minutes.
- Turn over gently.
- Bake another 10-15.
From my kitchen to yours,