Easy Healthy Baked Acorn Squash
Fall sides can be simple and tasty! This healthy roasted acorn squash takes only 5 minutes to prep and it's naturally sweet with only a hint of brown sugar. This easy side is sure to be the star of the meal!
1 acorn squash, cut in half ½ teaspoon coconut oil, melted ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon brown sugar, optional- can sub maple syrup or leave off
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brush the coconut oil over all sides of the acorn squash.
Sprinkle with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Place in a 9x9 casserole dish. Put ½ cup of water in the bottom on the pan. Cover with foil.
Cook for 40 minutes and remove the foil.
Cook uncovered for the remaining 15 minutes.
You can omit the sugar altogether as well! This small amount brings out the flavor!
The hardest part of the entire recipe is cutting this baby in half. You can nuke it for a minute or two to help out and use a very sharp knife. Obviously keep your fingers completely away.
Calories: 105 kcal Carbohydrates: 25 g Protein: 2 g Fat: 1 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Sodium: 7 mg Potassium: 748 mg Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 2 g Vitamin A: 791 IU Vitamin C: 24 mg Calcium: 71 mg Iron: 2 mg