Using two halved honeynut squashes, vegan butter, salt, cinnamon and maple syrup, this savory and sweet dish is a perfect Fall meal when you want something easy and healthy to make.

Honeynut Squash

If you aren’t familiar with honeynut squash, it looks and tastes just like a baby version of butternut, but it’s sweeter and smaller. Both are perfect as a roasted treat and are easily interchangeable if you prefer one over the other. I love this dish because, not only is it delicious, but the size is perfect for individual servings. It’s also rich in nutrients, including a high amount of vitamin A and potassium, making it a healthy Fall dish. (Well…aside from the drizzle of maple syrup, but that’s OK, you can always grab a sugar-free version).

  • Honeynut Squash – The staple to this dish! Make sure to remove the seeds before cooking. You can also use butternut squash if you prefer.

  • Vegan Butter – If you want to keep it dairy-free, but want something other than butter, you can try using coconut oil.

  • Cinnamon – I find that cinnamon really adds a nice touch and compliments the maple syrup.

  • Maple Syrup – Add some sweetness to this dish by drizzling some maple syrup on it before serving.

  • Optional toppings: Pecans, walnuts, dried cranberries

Adjust this recipe to your diet

  • Dairy: Use regular butter instead of vegan butter.

  • Sugar-free: Use a sugar-free version of maple syrup like Lankantos.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS Honeynut Squash Recipe

  • Sprinkle some pecans, walnuts or cranberries on top once the honeynut squash is roasted.

  • Swap the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice.

Roasted Honeynut Squash With Maple Syrup & Cinnamon (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Recipe by Samantha Course: Snacks, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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My vegan roasted honeynut squash recipe with cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup is utterly sweet and savory, making it the perfect Fall dish.


  • 2 honeynut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (I used vegan butter)

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (I used vegan butter)

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Maple syrup, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit and place honeynut squash on a large baking sheet.
  • Mix melted butter, salt, and cinnamon together in a small bowl then brush over inside of honeynut squash.
  • Bake squash 35-40 minutes, then drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy.

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  • Honeynut Squash can be roasted up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Uncooked squash can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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