My last post, kabocha squash soup, uses about half of a kabocha, so I was left with the other half to make something fun with. I considered pie, a tart, cheesecake, but I’m going to be honest, I’ve been pretty burned out and tired lately. Making a crust felt like wayyyy too much work.
What’s easy to make? Maybe I can get my kids involved, since they love helping me in the kitchen (who am I kidding, having the kids help means the recipe is no longer “easy”). Kabocha squash muffins? I decided it would be a fun afternoon activity for us.
The ingredients list is really simple… the hardest part is cutting into the hard kabocha! I cut my kabocha half into strips, microwaved them, and cut the peel away with a spoon. I also used some vanilla paste that Rodelle sent me to try out. I’ve been putting it in everything lately.
The flavor profile is a little sweet but not too sweet, and kind of reminds me of sweet corn bread. You know how it has that sweet flavor, but with a hint of savory? So good! Check out the video and recipe below to see how the kabocha squash muffins are made!