I came across a recipe a few weeks ago and I just had a chance to try it. I haven't cooked much with butternut squash. I'm not sure why because I do like it a lot. I think I'm just not sure what to do with it!
These turned out really good. Next time I will definitely cut them thinner (maybe get a fry cutter--is it worth it?) and cook them a bit longer. Another option I might try is frying them in coconut oil on the stove top!
2 small butternut squash
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
Preheat oven to 400°.
Peel the squash with a veggie peeler. Slice the ends off of the squash, slice in half, and then remove the seeds. Cut into "fries", about 1/4-1/3 inch thickness.
In a large bowl toss with coconut oil, salt, and sugar. Bake for 1 hour on cookie sheet.
You can use a spatula to turn them about halfway through to help get both sides crispy.
If I were being honest here, I'd tell you that once these were done I sprinkled them with a bit more coconut sugar. Just keep that to yourself :)
Here is a good article on the benefits of coconut sugar. It's pretty much the only sweetener I use besides stevia.