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Yellow Squash Muffins

 Yellow Squash Muffins
These muffins are so moist and golden, they're sure to become an instant family favorite. They have a delicate squash flavor.—Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add squash. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain
  • and mash; stir in the butter and egg. In a bowl, combine the flour,
  • sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the squash mixture just until
  • moistened.
  • Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 375° for 20-25
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 170 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.