Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

A perfect blend of sweet and savory, this maple cinnamon roasted butternut squash is crazy easy and 100% delicious!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

So… does anyone else think about food in the shower?

Seriously!

I used to sing, but a girl can only take so much noise pollution in her life so now I think about food.

I’m not sure if it it has something to do with being a Pisces or if it’s a precursor to impending insanity, but I can tell you this: aside from the obvious duty of sudsing up and getting squeaky clean, shower time is brainstorming time!

One of my recent sud sessions was spent thinking about the lone butternut squash in my pantry and how pretty much all I wanted for lunch was a giant pan of roasted squash. No muss, no fuss, just a big @$$ tray-o-butternut. This isn’t really helping me in the sanity department but I will say it was 100% worth it.

If loving butternut squash is wrong just hand me a straight jacket, yo!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Kissed with savory sweetness and roasted to perfection, this one-pan side dish is an easy way to jazz up dinnertime! Pair it with your favorite protein or serve it atop a spinach or kale salad topped with crunchy pecans, dried cranberries, and all your favorite seasonal veggies.

I won’t tell if you follow in my footsteps and faceplant into a pan of this scrumptious squash for lunch. All the cool kids are doing it!*

*lies I tell myself

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

A perfect blend of sweet and savory, this maple cinnamon roasted butternut squash is crazy easy and 100% delicious!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash approx. 3-4 pounds
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt as desired

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel and chop squash into 1 inch cubes.

  3. Lightly drizzle/spritz a baking sheet with your favorite healthy oil or line with parchment paper.
  4. Add cubed squash to the sheet along with a TBSP of oil and toss to coat.
  5. Season with sea salt and cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup.
  6. Roast at 400 F for 30 minutes on the center rack, or until ideal tenderness is reached.

  7. Pair it with your favorite main course and dive in while it's hot!

bonkers for butternut?

If you get a chance to try this Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation.

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