Gem squash and carrot muffins

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gem squash and carrot muffins

If you are looking for new ways to use gem squash then you’ll love this gem squash and carrot muffins recipe by Ntwenhle Gcabashe.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Makes: 12

  • 2 cups gem squash, cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (250ml) oil
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almond nuts
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Gem squash tart

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°
  2. Mix gem squash and carrots in a bowl. Sift in flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, chocolate chips and salt.
  3. Beat eggs, vanilla essence, oil and yoghurt in a jug. Pour over dry ingredients. Mix well and transfer into a lightly greased muffin tin. Sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside to cool, and serve with syrup.

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