Butternut Apple Skewers

Prep time:

10 minutes

Prep notes:

Cooking time:

32 minutes


8 people


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3-4 apples, chopped
  • 8-10 wooden skewers


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Peel and dice butternut squash into about 1-inch cubes.
  • Mix together the spices, ghee or oil, nut butter, lemon juice and maple syrup. Add a bit of water if too thick (should be like a thick dressing).
  • In a bowl, pour 2/3 of the mixture over squash and toss, covering all the pieces evenly.
  • Place squash on a baking sheet and into oven for 20 minutes.
  • Mix apple into remaining sauce mixture.
  • Remove squash from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Alternate apple and squash pieces on skewers.
  • Put back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until both are soft.


    • These are great as an appetizer, dessert or snack.
    • They will keep in the fridge for about 3 days.