I have been dying to try this recipe. I planned to make it for my girl’s night a few weeks ago and ran out of time to put it together. I decided that I was going to try for breakfast last weekend and told everyone it was a surprise breakfast. My kids are not squash eaters and Jeremy doesn’t even really like bacon. BUT, everyone loved this. I still would classify this more as an appetizer rather than breakfast, but you can decide for yourself.
This recipe is from PaleOMG and it was perfect … meaning I prepared it just as Juli Bauer wrote up the recipe. I didn’t feel like investing the time to peel and cut the squash, so I bought organic pre-cut from Whole Foods and just cut the cubes into bite sized pieces. I used Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Uncured Bacon, also from Whole Foods. I’ve tried a lot of brands and this seems to be the family favorite for now.
Bacon Wrapped Candied Butternut Squash Bites – from PaleOMG
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes
Servings: About 20 pieces
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed, or one package of pre-cut squash cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 package of nitrate free bacon (I used real bacon, not sure how it would turn out with turkey bacon)
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup coconut sugar (depending on how much squash you have)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 dash of salt
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the coconut sugar (minus 2 tbsp.), the cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
- Pour sugar mixture over the squash and coat well.
- Cut each strip of bacon in half, lengthwise.
- Wrap one piece of bacon around each piece of squash and place on the cookie sheet with the bacon ends on the bottom, underneath the squash.
- Sprinkle the remaining coconut sugar on top of the squash.
- Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes and make sure to check half way through.
- Insert toothpicks into the bites, allow to cool slightly and serve warm.