Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soufflé

It's hard to believe that this is the last full week of November.  We've had such nice weather it seems December has snuck up on us.  This week is Thanksgiving in the United States, what a wonderful way to usher in the Christmas season!  Getting together with family and friends to give thanks for everything we have is a good idea before we begin all the shopping, baking and decorating that usually fills December.  

 

 

This recipe is my version of a dish that my daughter tried and loved when she spent Thanksgiving in Texas a few years ago.  Since then it has become a tradition in our house.  When I made it this week my family wanted to know why the house smelled like Christmas.  
  This soufflé can be made with squash, sweet potato, or carrots.  I have replaced the sugar in the original recipe with maple syrup and used gluten free flour.  The topping definitely makes this side dish extra yummy, with the flavour of the pecans and the crunch it is almost good enough to serve for dessert!

Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soufflé

  • 3 1/2 cups cooked butternut squash, sweet potato, or carrots ( approx. 2 lb. raw)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oatmeal
Peel and cube squash, place in a medium sized pot along with a small amount of water.  Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes until squash is soft when pierced with a fork.  Drain water and mash.  Add remaining ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.  Turn into a 6 cup casserole dish.  Prepare topping by mixing all ingredients together and gently spoon onto squash.  Bake, uncovered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
 
 
 

1 comment

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks said...

Looks really tasty! What a great gluten-free holiday dish!