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Sweet Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Stuffed Acorn Squash with Almond Butter

Sweeten up your next breakfast or brunch with these easy to prepare and totally good-for-you Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Stuffed Acorn Squash with Almond Butter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 605kcal

Ingredients

For the acorn squash

  • 2-3 acorn squash - halved and seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoon butter - melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

For the baked oatmeal

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2.5 cups milk - of choice, plus more for serving
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • pomegranates - fresh, for serving
  • coconut - shredded, for serving
  • Maple syrup - for serving
  • Almond Butter - for serving

Instructions

for the roasted acorn squash-

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Use a sharp, sturdy knife to cut the acorn squash in half from stem to tip. Use a metal spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy bits from the inside of the squash.
  • Place the squash cut-side-up in a roasting pan or jelly roll pan. Brush the entire surface of the acorn squash halves with melted butter, salt and pepper and 1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 45-60 minutes or until tops are nice and golden brown and the squash flesh is soft and cooked through.  It is better to slightly overcook your acorn squash than undercook it, so if you are unsure if it's cooked, add more time.  When done, remove from the oven and allow time to cool before serving.

for the oatmeal-

  • As the squash is roasting, prepare the oatmeal filling. Add the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and mix to combine. Add the milk, egg, vanilla, and dried cranberries to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Once squash has finished cooking, remove from the oven and lower heat to 350 degrees F. Fill each squash with the prepared oatmeal filling and return to the oven to cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until the oatmeal is baked.

Serving-

  • To serve, remove the squash from the oven and top with pomegranate arils, maple syrup, almond butter, and additional milk or cream, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 23.7mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 3.8mg
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