Gluten-Free Maple, Date and Walnut Muffin Recipe - Breads from Anna

Gluten-Free Maple, Date and Walnut Muffin Recipe

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This gluten-free maple squash muffin recipe adds an extra layer of flavor and crunch with the dates and walnuts.


Yields approximately 24 muffins


  • 1 package Breads from Anna® Maple Pancake & Muffin Mix 
  • 2 jumbo eggs 
  • ½ cup milk or non-dairy drink
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup pureed squash *
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ¾ cup chopped & toasted walnuts (optional)


1. Cook and puree squash according to preferred method below.
2. In medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients, including squash, and lightly beat.
3. Add mix and nutmeg, and blend until well combined. Fold in dates and walnuts.
4. Fill standard muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Makes approximately 24 muffins

*Cooking Squash

Oven method: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a sharp knife, cut the acorn in half lengthwise between the ridges, and scoop out seed matter until center is smooth. Place the squash halves cut side down in a roasting pan with ¼ inch water. Bake approximately 1 hour until the flesh is soft and can easily be scooped out with a spoon.

Microwave method: Pierce acorn squash with a sharp knife in several places. Cook whole acorn squash in microwave for 5 minutes on full power. Turn over and cook another 5 minutes. Remove the squash and allow tocool slightly. Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon. Place both halves of the squash back in the microwave, flesh side down, and cook for another 3-5 minutes until flesh can easily be scooped out with a spoon.

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