cinnamon butternut

Cinnamon butternut: Tasty side dish. Image: Asande Mpila.

Cinnamon butternut – Fragrant side dish ready in no time

An exceptionally delicious side dish enhanced with the warm tone of cinnamon.

cinnamon butternut

Cinnamon butternut: Tasty side dish. Image: Asande Mpila.

Add some warmth to any meal with this delicious cinnamon butternut side dish. The rich notes of cinnamon add that special extra to the butternut making it exceptionally delicious. This simple side dish is ready in just over 30 minutes and will compliment any main meal you decide to serve it with.

There are so many great reasons why you should include butternut more often in your diet. It contains vitamin A which is important for eye health. It further supports the natural function of your immune system. Having some digestion problems? Try eating more butternut as it is loaded with fibre and helps to prevent constipation. And best of all, if you are trying to manage your weight, butternut can help to control your appetite.

With so many benefits, if you have not included enough butternut in your diet, this cinnamon butternut recipe is the perfect excuse to eat more of this tasty veggie.

Cinnamon butternut recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 10 ml cinnamon

  • garnish

Method

  • Cut 6 thick or thin slices from the butternut. The remaining butternut may be frozen for future use.
  • In a pot, add the butternut, butter, sugar and 250 ml water and cook for 20 minutes until tender.
  • Remove from the heat, let it cool and add the butternut on a baking tray. Sprinkle with cinnamon and let it bake in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle garnish and serve as a side dish with the preferred main course.

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