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Yellow Squash Muffins Recipe

Yellow Squash Muffins Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 each: 170 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2017

"Very moist thought they'd rise more, but overall it was tasty. First time I ever used squash this way. Will make again"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2017

"This is a great tasting and very simple recipe, and good to use up some summer yellow squash from the garden! I made it 3 times. The third time I added a pinch of cinnamon. Next time I'll add 2 pinches. I used gluten-free flour. I peeled the squash, diced it, cooked it like it says. That way there are some tiny chunks in the muffin. I could try pureed squash, but I like the soft chunks. I think I'll try adding chopped walnuts next time."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"What a very tasty and easy Recipe. You do not need to peel your Yellow Summer Squash. You should us a Stick Blender and Puree the Squash (then add in the Melted Butter and the Beaten Egg). I chopped, and cooked, up 3 Medium Squash and ended up with 7 cups of Pureed Squash. Enough for 3 Batches and an Extra Cup for Eating later. I used Whole Wheat Enriched Pastry Flour, to get more Fiber,, and I sprinkled Nutmeg and Cinnamon on Top. 22 Minutes to Yumminess!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"My family love these. The recipe was simple and quick to make. Another reviewer suggested about 2 cups and that is right for this recipe also pureeing the squash is also a great ideal. It was smooth and the muffins taste like cup cakes. I added about 2 tblsp of honey. The ones , in my family who does not like squash never knew it was made with it until I told them. This is a keeper high scores."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"My husband and I loved them! The recipe has simple ingredients. The only thing the recipe didn't tell was whether to peel the squash first ( I did anyway.). The muffins even lasted several days without getting soggy. I'm making them again this week when my sister visits."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"I think this recipe is simple and wonderful. Another reviewer rated it low because they put in too much squash. I looked it up, you should have about 2 cups mashed squash. I pureed mine with a hand held blender to make them smoother. My hubby does not like squash either but I think he'll like these (without the chunks). I was delighted at the texture and flavor! I am also struggling not to eat them all today!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"These didn't turn out as well as I had hoped but I think I had too much squash. I did use 1# as the recipe directed. Has anyone measured out how much mashed squash should be used? The flavor was very good."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"So very delicious!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012


Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I agree with the person who said the muffins taste like cornbread. However, that still wasn't good enough for my squash-hating family. Back to the drawing board on what to do with all my homegrown squash..."

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