This “recipe” for glazed butternut squash couldn’t be simpler, and even picky kids will usually go back for seconds on this one! Plus, it’s loaded with fiber, beta carotene, and antioxidants. Yahoo!

Ingredients

One small butternut squash, washed well

Coconut oil spray

Natural sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, agave nectar, or coconut sugar)

Dried rosemary leaf

Salt (preferably sea salt or pink salt)

 

1. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Slice the squash in half, lengthwise (so that you have two long halves, and the seeds are exposed).

 

2. Remove the seeds and pulp with a spoon and set them aside (they’re great for roasting!).

 

3. Spray a large baking sheet with the coconut oil. Set aside.

4. Slice the squash, width-wise, into 1/4 -inch thick slices (keep them thin, as they get nice and caramelized that way). Lay them out in a single layer on the baking sheet.

 

5. Spray with the coconut oil, and drizzle (or sprinkle) with sweetener. Top rather generously with the rosemary and finish with a sprinkle of salt. Bake until golden-browned on the undersides. This usually takes about 15 minutes in my oven, but it varies. Flip each piece over and bake until the other side is golden-browned and looks irresistibly caramelized. Remove and serve. If desired, top with chopped nuts.

Serves 4-6

 

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