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Substitute butternut for carrot in muffin recipe?

emoore Aug 25, 2011 02:44 PM

If I used shredded raw butternut squash in a muffin recipe that called for shredded carrot, would it work?
(I plan to use a food processor to do the shredding.)


  1. paulj Aug 25, 2011 07:38 PM

    Cooked butternut puree works well in pumpkin bread recipes, which of course can be baked as muffins.

    1. babette feasts Aug 25, 2011 04:41 PM

      Should work fine. Here's a recipe for butternut squash muffins, if you care for a reference: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ja... I've made it and its pretty good, I might have added a few more spices, don't recall.

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      1. re: babette feasts
        nutmeg0287 Aug 25, 2011 05:22 PM

        Nice! Just looking at those makes me even more excited for fall!

        1. re: babette feasts
          todao Aug 25, 2011 09:32 PM

          It's a Jamie Oliver recipe. It gets my vote.

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          nutmeg0287 Aug 25, 2011 04:35 PM

          Try it! If it works report back. Sounds interesting!

          1. todao Aug 25, 2011 04:13 PM

            The squash may absorb more liquid than the carrots during cooking but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work. Give it a shot.

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