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breakfast acorn squash on a baking sheet

Protein-Packed Breakfast Acorn Squash

Delicious breakfast acorn squash baked with spices and stuffed with yogurt, pecans and a drizzle of honey. The perfect protein-packed meal to start your morning!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast acorn squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 255 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Place halves facing up on foil-lined baking sheet. 

  3. In a small bowl, mix together coconut oil and cinnamon. Use your fingers to rub each half of the flesh of the acorn squash with the coconut oil and cinnamon mixture. 
  4. Place 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the middle of each half and rub into the squash. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
  5. Once squash is done, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then place on plates or put in tupperware if you are planning to enjoy this later. 

  6. When ready to serve, make sure squash is warm then scoop 1/2 cup yogurt into each squash half. Drizzle each with a teaspoon of honey and pecans. Serves 2. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use vanilla greek yogurt or even plain yogurt.

If you are vegan or dairy free, try using an almond, soy or coconut yogurt. The squash is even wonderful without yogurt!

Feel free to use maple syrup instead of honey and walnuts or almonds instead of pecans!

Nutrition Facts
Protein-Packed Breakfast Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4.3g18%
Sugar 13.4g15%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.