Butternut Squash and Banana Breakfast Mash

Get ready for the yummiest breakfast ever! I love this stuff – it’s got a great sweet and cozy vibe to it, and it tastes like a little piece of heaven! What a great way to start your day! The two main ingredients in this dish are butternut squash and banana, both of which are REALLY good for you!

Health Benefits of Bananas

  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Relieves muscle cramps
  • Soothes a sore stomach
  • May help to combat depression
  • Good source of anti-oxidants
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Can help digestive issues such as diarrhea and constipation
  • Helps prevent bone degeneration
  • Contains anti-cancer properties

Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

  • High fiber content
  • Enhances body’s use of fats for energy
  • High in antioxidant cartenoids which helps prevent certain cancers
  • Good for preventing arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Great for eye health
  • Aids in decreasing blood pressure levels
  • Heart healthy
  • Strong anti-inflammatory properties
  • May help to prevent diabetes

All this in a breakfast?!  Yes, please!!!

Another plus when it comes to this dish is that when it is baking in the oven, it makes your house smell AMAZING!  The pumpkin pie spice makes your kitchen smell like a bakery in the middle of fall!

I topped mine with dried cranberries, coconut, and chia seeds, but there are SO many possibilities!  You could top it with raisins, chopped nuts of your choice, nut butter, blueberries, dried fruit, goji berries, strawberries…like I said, the possibilities are endless!  Okay, let’s get to the recipe!


Ingredients (makes two servings)

  • 1 large butternut squash, seeded, peeled, and chopped into cubes
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • Toppings (I used shredded coconut, dried cranberries (apple juice sweetened), and chia seeds)


1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place the butternut squash on the baking sheet and sprinkle with the pumpkin pie spice.  Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes.

2.) In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork.  Add the baked butternut squash and vanilla.  Mash again with a fork.

3.) Top with your toppings.

Now your house smells as amazing as this breakfast will make you feel!  Enjoy! 🙂

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