Creamy and sweet and spiced with cinnamon, this cinnamon mashed acorn squash is a warm and inviting side dish that pairs perfectly with a variety of main dishes.
2 acorn squash (3 cups mashed)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, and place face down in a rimmed baking dish. Pour in 1/2 inch of water into baking dish. Bake squash for 45-55 minutes, until squash is soft enough to mash. Scoop squash out of skin (be careful, it will be hot!) and mash it in a heat-proof bowl. Once it is smooth, mix in coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Enjoy!
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