Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowls with Yogurt

Roasted acorn squash breakfast bowls with yogurt and your favorite toppings! A delicious, comforting breakfast for the fall and winter months. 

The first time I had an acorn squash breakfast bowl was at my cousin’s house a couple years ago. One morning while I was visiting she roasted up a squash for us to share. We each loaded up one half with yogurt and fun toppings like granola, cinnamon, chia seeds and peanut butter. One bite and I was hooked! I loved the sweet roasted squash topped with tangy yogurt.

Roasted acorn squash breakfast bowls served warm with yogurt, cranberries and seeds, drizzled with peanut butter.

I immediately decided I needed to share the idea here on EBF. It took me a while (over two years!!), but I finally have the recipe for you today. I’m excited because I love bowl meals — especially when they’re edible — and I know you are going to enjoy these acorn squash breakfast bowls too.

Roasted acorn squash breakfast bowls served warm with yogurt, cranberries, seeds and peanut butter.

These bowls are not only gorgeous and fun to put together, but they’re healthy, satisfying and will definitely keep you feeling full until lunch. With the protein from the yogurt, complex carbs from the squash and a little fat from the toppings, you’re set! Plus, you get bonus health points because eating a vegetable for breakfast!

Roasted acorn squash breakfast bowls served warm with yogurt and cranberries and seeds, and a peanut butter drizzle.

The bowls are super customizable. You can use whatever yogurt you prefer and the topping options are limitless. I used Siggi’s plain sykr and then added dried cranberries, cacao nibs and sunflower seeds, plus a drizzle of both maple syrup and almond butter. This combo was heavenly!

When it comes to putting the acorn squash breakfast bowls together, you can use freshly roasted acorn squash that’s cooled for a few minutes or re-heat pre-roasted squash to make the prep faster. Another option is to roast and chill the acorn squash, but I prefer it warm. It’s the perfect way to enjoy yogurt through the fall and winter months when a traditional yogurt bowl seems too cold.

If you make these acorn squash breakfast bowls with yogurt be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how they turn out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers!

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2 acorn squash breakfast bowls with a spoon, filled with yogurt, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and drizzled with peanut butter.

Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowls with Yogurt


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2

Description

Roasted acorn squash breakfast bowls with yogurt and your favorite toppings! A delicious, comforting breakfast for the fall and winter months.


Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup yogurt (I used full-fat plain yogurt)*
  • toppings: dried cranberries, cacao nibs, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, almond butter, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cut acorn squash in half, scoop out seeds and discard (or save for roasting).
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or rub a little coconut oil over sheet. Slice a small piece off bottom of each squash half just enough to level. Rub a little coconut oil over the flesh of each half and sprinkle with cinnamon. Set squash halves, cut side down, on prepared sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes until squash is golden and flesh is easily pierced with the top of a paring knife.
  3. Let squash cool for 5-10 minutes. Add 1/2 cup yogurt to each squash bowl and top with toppings of choice. To save on time, you can pre-roast the acorn squash, let it cool and then place it in the fridge. Just reheat it for a few minutes when you’re ready to make your yogurt bowl.

Notes

For a dairy-free version use almond, coconut or soy milk yogurt.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (without toppings)
  • Calories: 207
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 12 g

Keywords: acorn squash, acorn squash breakfast bowl, acorn squash breakfast bowl with yogurt, yogurt, breakfast, gluten free

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    25 comments
    1. Kendall P
      September 11, 2020 AT 11:31 am

      I made this a few weeks ago after searching for healthy breakfast ideas on Pinterest. I didn’t expect to be blown away. But I really surprisingly was! There’s enough natural sweetness to this to meet my sweet tooth needs, but no processed sugars. It makes our house smell like Fall which is my husband’s and my FAVORITE time of year. It’s a real pleasure to savor after a long run in the morning. And my 1yo loves it too. All good things!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 11, 2020 AT 12:53 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! So glad this recipe was a hit, Kendall. Thanks for giving it a try and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Lillian Gasiorowski
      October 17, 2019 AT 11:04 am

      I love this recipe! It knocked my socks off. My hubbie and my kids love it to. It has everything I look for. It is simple, healthy, and VERY delicious! I used coconut yogurt, cranberries, maple syrup, and toasted sliced almonds. This recipe is a favorite and I will always be making it. Thank you so much for sharing it! I wish I could add my picture. It would be impressive for a holiday guest brunch! Love it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 17, 2019 AT 12:18 pm

        Yay, I’m so happy to hear that you guys all loved this recipe! It would definitely be a good meal to make for a holiday brunch. I’d love to see your picture, feel free to DM it to me on Instagram or Facebook. 🙂 I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and star rating, Lillian. The ratings are super helpful!

    3. Lauren
      December 2, 2016 AT 2:13 pm

      Looks great, especially with that peanut butter topping.

    4. Nicole Taggart
      December 2, 2016 AT 1:37 pm

      oo the acorn squash with the yogurt sounds really interesting

    5. Heather Kinnaird
      December 1, 2016 AT 9:56 am

      why have I never though to try this, I love sweet potatoes for breakfst, so why not squash…sounds yummy

    6. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
      December 1, 2016 AT 9:32 am

      What a unique dish! And so pretty. The perfect fall breakfast.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 1, 2016 AT 9:31 pm

        Thank you, Lindsay!!

    7. Kristen Chidsey
      December 1, 2016 AT 8:42 am

      What a fabulous idea for a breakfast!! LOVE this!

    8. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
      November 30, 2016 AT 9:30 pm

      Who knew veggies for breakfast could be so good! I love this idea – great recipe!

    9. Bethany @ athletic avocado
      November 30, 2016 AT 5:42 pm

      I just love stuffed acorn squash but I have never tried it like this! This is genius!

    10. Catherine
      November 30, 2016 AT 5:14 pm

      Such a wonderful way to serve up squash…it’s healthy, hearty and satisfying! Love the sound of this and I love the new layout! Your site looks beautiful. xo, Catherine

    11. Danae @ Recipe Runner
      November 30, 2016 AT 10:18 am

      I love the idea of having squash for breakfast! Such a unique idea, can’t wait to try this!

    12. Jolene
      November 29, 2016 AT 8:14 pm

      This. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter. Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. It’s going down!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 29, 2016 AT 10:36 pm

        YAS!!!

    13. Sarah | Well and Full
      November 29, 2016 AT 4:28 pm

      This is such a creative idea!! I bet the natural sweetness of squash works perfectly in a breakfast bowl. 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 30, 2016 AT 9:50 am

        Thanks Sarah! The natural sweetness from the squash is perfect.

    14. Karlie
      November 29, 2016 AT 12:01 pm

      This looks amazing! beautiful photos

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 29, 2016 AT 1:51 pm

        Thank you, Karlie!

    15. Rita
      November 29, 2016 AT 11:57 am

      What is your topping? It doesnt look like maple syrup..

      1. Rita
        November 29, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

        Just answered my own question…sorry…almond butter…it looks great

        1. Brittany Mullins
          November 29, 2016 AT 1:52 pm

          Yup – almond butter! The maple syrup drizzle is hard to see. 🙂

    16. Tammy
      November 29, 2016 AT 11:34 am

      What a great idea!!

    17. Kori
      November 29, 2016 AT 11:21 am

      So creative and pretty! I’ll have to make these for us soon.

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