Sweet Kabocha Bites

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) is combined with a few simple ingredients to make a healthy sweet treat. Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.
Servings 20 mini muffin size bites


  • 2 cups pureed kabocha 500 g
  • 4 T sugar adjust to taste
  • 1 1/2 T butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • black sesame for topping optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 and prepare 20 mini cupcake liners (optional: directly pipe onto silicone mat on baking sheet). Combine all ingredients except black sesame. Pipe mixture into the cupcake liners (ex. Wilton tip 32) and sprinkle with black sesame. Bake for about 15 minutes of until tips get lightly browned.

Recipe Notes

Tips for cutting kabocha at Pinch of Yum. You can also cut the squash without peeling and steam in the microwave and cut the outside off once it's all softened.