Healthy Roasted Cinnamon Maple Acorn Squash

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A healthy and easy roasted acorn squash recipe perfect for a simple Fall side dish. Seasoned with olive oil, cinnamon, and a dash of maple syrup, these sweet and delicious slices are perfectly soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. With only 4 ingredients, this oven-roasted acorn squash recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!

healthy roasted cinnamon maple acorn squash

Best ever healthy cinnamon maple acorn squash.

A vegetable that tastes like french toast?! Yes, please!

This slow-roasted acorn squash will please everybody in your house and change the minds of those who donโ€™t even like squash vegetables. It is so simple, yet is jam-packed with flavor. The combination of Fall spice from the ground cinnamon and the naturally sweet notes from the maple syrup yields the most delicious flavor. And, let’s not forget about the olive oil, which makes this acorn squash slices perfectly crispy on the outside!

Acorn squash is a funny vegetable. It is kind of a forgotten one; I mean my mom never made it for me as a kid. But let me just tell you, next time you are at the super market, pick one up! You will not be disappointed. If you like sweet potatoes or butternut squash, you will love this recipe.

I can’t wait to make this for my family on Thanksgiving! It is going to be the best side dish on the table, besides the stuffing of course. This easy, vegan recipe is just perfect for family dinners, meal prep, and even to bring over to a friend’s house!

Every bite is like a flavor explosion in your mouth. The outside is perfectly crispy, but the inside is insanely soft, tender. It is the best of both worlds! Plus, the healthy maple cinnamon flavor is a must!

Ingredients for healthy, vegan cinnamon maple acorn squash.

This absolutely delicious and easy recipe on calls for only four ingredients. How easy is that?! Clean up will be so fast.

Here is a list of the nutritious, healthy ingredients you’ll need to make healthy cinnamon maple roasted acorn squash:

I am telling you, this roasted squash is the best way to sneak in nutritious vegetables that taste like dessert. And it is vegan and gluten-free, wow!

healthy roasted cinnamon maple acorn squash

How to make healthy roasted maple cinnamon acorn squash.

Roasted vegetables that taste like french toast? Sign me up! This delicious and healthy vegetable side dish makes seemingly boring vegetables fun and tasty. If you are struggling to get your kids to eat vegetables or if you are even struggling to eat more vegetables, this recipe is definitely for you!

This easy side dish recipe could not be any easier to make. Here I’ll even walk you through the steps on how to make this nutritious cinnamon roasted squash.

To begin, preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, using a sharp knife, slice the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds using a spoon.

Now, lay one of the pieces of acorn squash cut-side-down on a cutting board and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Do the same for the other half.

Once ready, arrange the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.

Now, in a small bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon and pour the mixture on top of the acorn squash slices. Make sure each slice is fully coated.
Once all your slices are evenly coated, sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top and roast until the squash slices are fork-tender.

Take out of the oven and enjoy!

Easy, healthy roasted cinnamon maple squash that is nutritious, vegan and gluten-free.

Make extra roasted maple squash?

This recipe is perfect for meal prep! Living alone, I make a whole batch and enjoy it for at least three days.

For best results, store in a covered airtight container in the fridge for 3 โ€“ 5 days. Simply heat up in the microwave for 30 seconds โ€“ 1 minute or enjoy cold!

healthy roasted cinnamon maple acorn squash

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Healthy Cinnamon Maple Acorn Squash

  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Easy and healthy roasted cinnamon maple acorn squash perfect for a simple Fall side dish. Only 4 ingredients and gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!


  • 1 medium-sized acorn squash
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Slice the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds using a spoon.
  4. Lay the half acorn squash cut-side-down on a cutting board and slice into 1/4 inch slices.
  5. Arrange the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  7. Pour the mixture on top of the acorn squash slices and make sure they are all coated.
  8. Sprinkle some extra cinnamon on top and roast for 40-50 minutes, or until the squash slices are fork-tender.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: squash, acorn squash, cinnamon, vegan, vegan side dish, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, cinnamon squash, cinnamon maple squash, maple syrup, roasted squash, thanksgiving side dish,healthy side dish,

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  • Abigail Parker
    Posted at 20:41h, 03 October Reply

    Kudos for coming up with such a simple, tasty recipe! It really does taste similar to French toast. My favorite part, even my healthy food picky husband liked it!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 11:26h, 20 October Reply

      So glad you and your husband loved this recipe, Abigail! It is such a fun twist on roasting veggies.

  • Andi Wiley
    Posted at 14:13h, 02 November Reply

    the best combination of sweet an savory and such an easy recipe IN LOVE

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:30h, 23 November Reply

      Totally agree – the perfect sweet and savory combo! So excited to hear you loved this recipe!

  • Noadded.sugar
    Posted at 23:54h, 16 November Reply

    Fan favorite side dish!!! Has all the flavors of fall

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:33h, 23 November Reply

      Hi! I am so glad you loved this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sam
    Posted at 14:00h, 09 December Reply

    So fall, so yummy, so sweet, so simple – can’t go wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 09:49h, 27 December Reply

      Hi Sam! I am so happy you loved this recipe; cinnamon maple squash is simply the best!

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