- 1 Butternut Squash (or other kinds)
- 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
- 2 TSP Cinnamon
- 1 TSP Sea Salt
- 1 TSP Black Pepper
Step 2: Make the Recipe
- Chop butternut squash into 4ths or 6ths or more!
- Drizzle the coconut oil over the squash. Sprinkle the cinnamon, sea salt, and black pepper over squash.
- On a baking sheet, place butternut squash in the oven
- On parchment paper, bake for about 75 minutes on 375 degrees (check after 45 minutes with a fork)
- Cook time will depend on how thick your pieces are
- Acorn squash cooks a little faster
- Cook to your desired liking. The longer you cook, the mushier it will become.
- Take out and let cool for 10 minutes
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