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Aug 25, 2011 02:44 PM

Substitute butternut for carrot in muffin recipe?

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.)


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  1. 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.

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

      1. Should work fine. Here's a recipe for butternut squash muffins, if you care for a reference: 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

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

          1. re: babette feasts

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

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