Fall Harvest Butternut Apple Skewers Recipe

This is a yummie clean eating desert or side dish perfect for the cozy fall time of year.

 

Prep time: 

10 minutes

Cooking time: 32 minutes

Yields: 8 people

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3-4 apples, chopped
  • 8-10 wooden skewers

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and dice butternut squash into about 1-inch cubes.
  3. Mix together the spices, ghee or oil, nut butter, lemon juice and maple syrup. Add a bit of water if too thick (should be like a thick dressing).
  4. In a bowl, pour 2/3 of the mixture over squash and toss, covering all the pieces evenly.
  5. Place squash on a baking sheet and into oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Mix apple into remaining sauce mixture.
  7. Remove squash from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  8. Alternate apple and squash pieces on skewers.
  9. Put back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until both are soft.

Notes: 

  • These are great as an appetizer, dessert or snack.
  • They will keep in the fridge for about 3 days.