Kabocha MUffins 2

Cacao Chip Kabocha Muffins

Serves: 4

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Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here! It makes me so happy! I want to do anything and everything that involves me being outside in the sun and FAR away from my house! haha

This recipe is for all my kabocha lovers out there and my future kabocha lovers πŸ˜‰ I continue to get requests for kabocha recipes, so of course I must fulfill those requests! πŸ˜‰ Why not a kabocha muffin?! A great way to get in some veggies in the morning and a bit of chocolatey sweetness to start off your day! As you will read below, these muffins are a huge win!! If you can’t find kabocha (or heaven forbid don’t like it) you can substitute another squash such as butternut or acorn or even sweet potato! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! πŸ™‚

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Fit Ingredients

  • 3/4c (84g) almond flour
  • 1 tsp (5g) psyllium husk (or flax)
  • 1/4c baking stevia (or granular/powdered sweetener, to taste)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2c (100g) kabocha squash (cooked)
  • 2 tbs (14g) cacao nibs

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  • muffin pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 4 muffin cups with non stick spray.

3. In a bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: almond flour, psyllium husk, sweetener, baking powder and cinnamon.

4. In a second bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients: eggs, egg white, vanilla and kabocha. Mix well.

5. Mix you wet and dry ingredients together.

6. Fold in your cacao nibs.

7. Divide the batter evenly between 4 muffin cups.

8. Bake for ~ 30 minutes

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How did they taste?! Let’s just say the boyfriend said they were “AMAZING” — Enough said! haha You all know my love for kabocha, so they are definitely a win in my book! Plus, if I can get the boyfriend to eat squash this way…then so be it! haha (Update: the boyfriend actually just called and asked me to make him some more, knowing they have kabocha in them!  Now if that doesn’t speak volumes for how good these are, then I don’t know what does!) πŸ˜‰

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 4 muffins)

Calories: 192.4, Protein: 9.2g, Carbs: 10.4g, Fat: 14.3g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 46mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 5.4g)

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*Do you have sunshine in your area this weekend?

*How do you work veggies into your breakfast?

*Do you have any friends or family that can’t stand veggies?

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22 Comments
  • During the week for breakfast I don't always work my veggies in but make up for it at lunch and dinner.
    April 7, 2013
  • Looks tasty!
    April 7, 2013
  • AMAZING! Love the simplicity!
    April 7, 2013
  • I'm looking at some sunshine right now!! Love it. :)
    April 7, 2013
  • Luvena Cervantes
    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!! OH NO YOU DIDN'T !!!
    April 7, 2013
  • Luvena Cervantes
    Opps so excited I hit enter to fast LOL!!! Sarah.... did you ever know that your my heeeeerrrooo!!! Oh girl I was JUST thinking the other day as I was blissfully enjoying my Kabocha about a muffin. Got side tracked though by other Kabocha recipes like roasted stuffed Kabocha hmmmm there is an idea too ;0). Thank you for coming up with this. OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!
    April 7, 2013
  • Never had kabocha.. I do have a sweet potato in the house though but no eggs! A bit high in fat for me but I am not Paleo. :) They sure look good! I could sub again but many times I end up ruining the recipe! ;) Have a great day! I had a great run & ready to enjoy the weather!
    April 7, 2013
  • I'll have to try this if I can ever get my hands on a kabocha squash! Can't find em anywhere :/
    April 7, 2013
  • Love the sounds of the name of this recipe! It looks great, and I just bought cocoa nibs the other day :)
    April 7, 2013
  • Well we all know that kuwait lacks kabocha (grr), but we do have other squashes! Can't wait to try out yet another one of your recipes. Your recipes make my day!!
    April 7, 2013
  • jolene
    this recipe is so good! i doubled the recipe and thought genius!! but then i cant keep my hands off them...i see why making 4 at a time makes sense! so good! thank you for all the recipes i have been using your recipes for the past year and am always happy!
    April 9, 2013
  • Jolene High
    hey sarah! i know i have commented on this post already but i just made these again without the chocolate... and i was wondering if you think one of those along side with like one whole egg is a good pre-workout??? like is the almonds to much? any feed back would be great! thanks for your time!
    February 7, 2014

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