Butternut Blueberry Breakfast


If you’re looking for something new for breakfast, try butternut squash. In this clever recipe, it’s mashed with apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, then topped with blueberries and walnuts.

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1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped in 1/2 inch cubes, about 1 pound (see note)
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup water
2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup currants or raisins (eliminate or reduce to 1/4 cup for diabetic and weight loss diets)


Place squash, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until tender, about 15 minutes, adding more water if needed. Mash with a potato masher, leaving the mixture chunky.

Heat frozen blueberries with walnuts and raisins and stir well.

Top mashed butternut squash with blueberry mixture.

Note: To save time, try precut or frozen butternut squash.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 279
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 49 g
Sugars 30 g
Total Fat 10.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 9 mg
Fiber 8 g
Beta-Carotene 4838 ug
Vitamin C 30 mg
Calcium 103 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Folate 52 ug
Magnesium 77 mg
Potassium 742 mg
Zinc 0.9 mg
Selenium 1.5 ug

My Rating: 
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02/10/2013 10:30 AM

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This was very yummy. The blueberry mixture can get a little sweet though. I also did not add the walnuts to the blueberry mixture, I added it afterwards to keep them nice and crunchy. I would definitely make this again.


11/30/2013 10:45 PM

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This was very quick and simple to make. And very tasty. Will be one of my favorite breakfast recipes.


01/07/2015 03:39 PM

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Delish! I cooked down the blueberries with some lemon zest and left walnuts and currants out. Warm bowl of heaven.


01/10/2015 11:10 AM

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Followed the recipe as is. I used frozen cut up squash. It was very good. Just sweet enough and very filling.
This comment was last edited on 01/10/2015 11:11 AM


01/11/2015 05:48 PM

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This is good if you like applesauce.


01/12/2015 11:48 AM

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I did not have squash or wild blueberries, so I used a sweet potato and regular blueberries. I like the crunch the walnuts give.


01/31/2015 05:03 PM

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Definitely a great beginning. To me it tastes like pie filling. I add 1 T ground flax, sometimes 1 T grape nuts for more crunch


02/20/2015 09:52 AM

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03/04/2015 12:15 PM

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It was wonderful u can eat as a dessert too, i share with friend who also love it. THanks Dr. Fuhrmam


03/10/2015 07:25 PM

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Loved this! It made a nice change for breakfast and was great for a morning treat!


12/01/2015 10:59 PM

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This is my first recipe from this website. It is delicious ! All the different flavors and the crunch of the walnuts. I toasted my walnuts. I will be making this again and again. I like the idea of cooking the blueberries down with some lemon zest. I will try that addition next time.


11/27/2016 03:59 PM

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Very tasty. I used half the amount of water.  The next time I make it I'll probably add only a tablespoon or two. Between the apples and the butternut squash it was plenty juicy. 


02/25/2017 06:00 AM

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This is delicious, easy to prepare I definitely make it again, my husband love it and he is a picky one when it comes to food


03/25/2017 11:31 AM

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My family loved this! It's a nice weekend morning breakfast. Not sure how to get the rating to show up but for us this a 5 star meal.



07/29/2018 02:29 PM

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Very, very good!



08/26/2018 09:16 AM

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Such a delicious combination! So filling too! Not having a potato masher, mashing the squash and apples was a little hard, so I cooked them a few wxtra minutes and beat them with a hand mixer. Will certainly make again!


11/21/2018 07:02 PM

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I found it took a  much longer time to get the squash to be soft, almost 40 mins. I think next time I will ue a deep pot. Tasted great though!


12/18/2018 10:55 AM

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Yummy. Mixed the nuts, 1/2 raisons and blueberries without heating into the hot cooked squash, apple and seasoning mixture. Easy with Trader Joe's Cut Butternut Squash 12 oz. bag. Squash mixture cooked just right in 15 minutes. Definitely adding this recipe to favorite breakfasts.

This comment was last edited on 12/18/2018 10:58 AM


01/14/2019 11:09 PM

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This was sooo good. I prepared the squash separately  in the instant Pot. There is no need to peel and cube the squash. It is easy to scoop out the flesh after it is cooked. 12 to 13 minutes is plenty. I steamed the apple separately in the microwave for 5 minutes to keep a chunky texture. I used less amounts of seasonings than suggested. I smuched everything together. This is a keeper!




This comment was last edited on 01/14/2019 11:11 PM


04/23/2020 09:16 AM

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This is probably my favorite breakfast, and a nice alternative to oatmeal. The finished product looks better than the photo, since the blueberry/walnut/raisin mixture is heated and has liquid; it is more like a sauce. The water could be reduced to ½ cup, but topping with ground flax seeds makes it perfect. It's really easy to make when the squash has been prepped from a previous meal. Great dish!

This comment was last edited on 04/23/2020 09:17 AM


07/20/2020 07:48 PM

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Tasted like pumpkin pie with blueberries on top.  Took 40 minutes to cook the fresh butternut squash cubes and had to watch carefully and keep adding water so it would not burn before soft.  I would like better with pecans and more cinnamon.  Was plenty sweet  even without the blueberries. 


07/20/2020 07:49 PM

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10/18/2021 02:30 AM

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This one has become my favorite breakfast. I make a double batch and eat it for 2 days and omit the walnuts and raisins. Also have used a pre-made pumpkin pie spice mix. Really yummy and fast as our grocery store has pre-steamed butternut cubes...


10/28/2021 02:28 PM

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Delicious way to incorporate squash in to your breakfast. Nice and sweet.


03/12/2022 07:08 AM

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My husband agreed that this could be our daily breakfast.  I added cooked quinoa and this recipe lends itself to the addition of any extra fruits on hand.  This doesn't taste like a 'diet' food at all.  If I have an excess of butternut squash in the garden I'm going to cut into small pieces and measure 16 oz dehydrate and it and then dehydrate. Then measure the dried amount so I can make packs of squash labeled for making batches of this perfect  (for us) breakfast.


06/30/2022 12:42 PM

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Wow, just Wow! Loved it. Surprising. Squash isn't what sounds goog for breakfast. But now my eyes are opened. Thank you!

This comment was last edited on 06/30/2022 12:43 PM