Are Your Vegetables Boring? Make Butternut Squash Souffles in Your Air Fryer to Jazz Things Up
Air Fryer Butternut Squash Souffles are simple to make and don't require specialty ingredients. In fact, you can make the souffles with cheap frozen butternut squash, which saves chopping time as well as money. The souffles are light, slightly sweet, spiced with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, and different from the run-of-the-mill vegetables you usually see on plates. With plenty of vitamins from the squash and limited fat, the souffles also are nutritious. You could even serve a couple of mini souffles as a light main course, if you'd like. The one down side is that the egg whites need to be beaten, but that takes only minutes. Plus, the finished product is worth it! Try the souffles for a different way to jazz up your dinner.
Air Fryer Butternut Squash Souffles -- Makes 5-6
16 ounces of frozen butternut squash, microwaved for about 5 minutes
2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
2 egg whites, beaten until stiff with 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
Spritz 5-6 ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and set them aside. To the microwaved squash add the brown sugar, milk, and egg and beat them together until combined. Stir in the salt, flour, and baking powder. Gently fold about a third of the beaten egg whites into the mixture to lighten the squash mixture. Then fold the remainder of the egg whites into the squash mixture gently until combined. The squash mixture should be light and airy with the egg whites. Divide the squash mixture among the ramekins. Place 2-3 of the ramekins in the air fryer basket (or however many will fit) and cook them at 360 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the souffles are puffed and lightly browned. Remove the cooked souffles and repeat the process with the remaining batter. Serve the souffles warm, either in their ramekins or tipped out. The souffles will deflate a bit as they stand, but that's fine. They'll taste good!