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Cinnamon Sugar Acorn Squash

Prep time 12 min
Cook time 1 hr
Total time 1 hr 12 min

Prep time 12 min
Cook time 1 hr
Total time 1 hr 12 min


Have you met that woman with the sparkling smile that doesn’t quite reach her eyes? 

The words coming out of her mouth are some of the nicest that you’ve ever heard, and yet you find yourself wondering if she means any of it.

It might take you awhile, but eventually you come to realize that she’s fake. All of her shining beauty lies on the surface while her insides reek of spoilage.

It’s confusing when what-you-see isn’t what-you-get.

Take your typical dessert, for example. The slice of cake that tantalizes your senses and excites your taste buds beyond belief begins to wreak havoc as soon as you push your plate away. What starts out as bites of pleasure nudges you down the path of weight gain and disease.

Thankfully for us, there are desserts worth craving that love us back, rather than the bait and switch of that sugary cake, and it’s all in the ingredients. By using wholesome building blocks to construct a tantalizing dessert, the good times will keep on rolling after you’ve swallowed the last bite.

This recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Acorn Squash starts with a vibrant squash that’s simply garnished with coconut sugar, cinnamon and sea salt. All ingredients that support synergy and health.

Go on, treat yourself right by only loving desserts that love you back. 

Serves 8

2 acorn squash, seeds removed and cut into quarters

3 tablespoons coconut oil

3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Fill a large casserole pan with 1/2 an inch of water.


Rub each piece of the acorn squash with the coconut oil and place, cut side up, in the prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle with the coconut sugar, salt and cinnamon.


Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until very tender. Enjoy!

Quick Tip

Be generous with salting your acorn squash! The right amount of sea salt with enhance the sweet flavor of this dish. 


Calories: 105
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Sodium: 124mg
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 1g
Sugar: 4g

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