Recipe: No Bake Butternut Squash Cookies

I’m not really a cookie monster. But I do love a healthy, no bake, and cheap cookie recipe. These butternut squash cookies are sweet, yummy, and won’t put the pounds on your hips, I promise. If you’re allergic to gluten, on a raw food diet, vegan, or just want a low fat cookie alternative, then these tasty treats will cut your cookie cravings. Besides, butternut squash is pretty frugal.

This recipe requires a food dehydrator, or lots of warm sunlight, to make them less soft and more crisp. Perhaps after trying these morsels, you’ll think of butternut squash in a new way.

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Ingredients:

This recipe makes about 12 cookies.

  • 4 cups peeled butternut squash, chopped into medium sized chunks
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 orange (juice of)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)

Equipment:

  • food processor
  • food dehydrator
  • wax paper

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, blend the chopped butternut squash and transfer to a bowl.
  2. In a food processor, blend raisins and juice from 1 orange. Transfer to the butternut squash mixture.
  3. Add the honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin seeds (optional) to the butternut squash mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Place wax paper on food dehydrator tray. Using a scoop, place the cookie mixture onto a dehydrator tray. Flatten each cookie to about 1/2 inch.
  5. Set food dehydrator to 105 degrees, leave for 10-12 hours.

Would you could you eat a butternut squash cookie? I love them.

Your two cents:

  1. Marci October 17th, 2008

    Since I only have 1 butternut, and am saving it for pumpkin pies, I wondered if this would work with spaghetti squash, which I have an abundance of.

    Sounds like an great recipe – I will have to try it out!
    As soon as the dehydrator is done with the green beans and carrots!

  2. Susy October 17th, 2008

    MMMM, I’ve been buying up all the butternuts at the local farm market since we’re trying to eat more locally. I think this will be a great option for consuming them. Mr Chiot’s is always in the mood for something sweet. You could probably make this with pumpkins or almost any kind of squash.

  3. Rise & Shine Life July 17th, 2012

    Mmmm! These sound great & I love that they are so unique! I added squash to my market list & pinned this recipe for future reference! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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