This Maple and Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash recipe is really easy to make and needs only 4 clean, real food ingredients!
It’s great for a side dish and has a warm, enticing aroma while it’s roasting.
This recipe makes a small batch, enough for 2 servings, so just double or triple the recipe if you need to make more.
Most roasted butternut squash recipes use butter and brown sugar to sweeten it, but this healthier version uses maple syrup, a natural sweetener.
And, it’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy side dish recipes? Check out Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Habanero Sauce, Spicy Turmeric Twice Baked Potatoes, Spicy Lemon Sauteed Broccolini or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dish recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Butternut Squash:*
- 2/3 cup contains 80% vitamin A
- 100 g contains 35% vitamin C
- good source of fiber
- excellent source of antioxidants
- high in carotenoids
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Pecans:*
- contains naturally occurring anti-oxidants
- helps to lower cholesterol
- high quality source of protein
- contains more 19 vitamins and minerals
- excellent source of vitamin E
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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