These delicious Squash Cakes with Coconut Cream are not only a unique, sweet and tasty way to enjoy squash, but are also vegan making them the perfect vegan dessert for Thanksgiving (or any occasion).
Every year I look forward to squash season because it signals that Thanksgiving is near. And every time I see squash, I remember my mom pointing out the different types of squash at the grocery store. So when I was at #MyPicknSave this week and saw the beautiful squash display, I just couldn’t resist buying a few to start making some Thanksgiving themed recipes.
Squash are such a versatile vegetable. They can be used in both savory and sweet dishes, but are notoriously hard to cut and cook.
However, I’m here share to a squash cooking technique that won’t leave you with sore arms (hence letting you enjoy squash even more!). It’s embarrassingly easy, you cut your squash in half, scoop out the innards (seeds and ‘guts’) and the put the halves in a microwave safe container and cook. That’s it! Then you can scoop out the squash and use it for your recipes! This method definitely works best if you want to use squash for puree, like in this recipe.
If you ask me, part of the fun of Thanksgiving is trying all the new dishes that make their way into the lineup. With big families on both my side (I have three sisters, in-laws, and friends) and on my hubby’s side (he has two sisters and then in-laws, more family and friends) it’s always so fun to see what everyone brings. And now that I think of it, the past three years I have made a dish that incorporates squash…is that weird? I think not, I’m just going to say that that’s my ‘thing’ lol.
And how cute are little desserts in ramekins? So this year my squash dish is going to be a sweet one. Little squash cakes topped with coconut cream! The dense cakes make me almost think of a pudding consistency, and are perfectly complimented by the coconut cream. I like to serve the cakes warm, which makes the coconut cream a little melty and perfect for dipping ones’ spoon into the little ramekins for bite after bite.
What are some of your favorite things about Thanksgiving? I like to find recipe inspiration from Pick ‘n Save’s social media accounts (Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter).