Dec 21, 2005

Sweet Potato Muffins

I made these Sweet Potato Muffins last night so they would be ready for breakfast this morning. I used the mashed sweet potatoes from a couple of days ago that I had stored in the freezer. They were very tasty! Moist and flavorful and not too sweet. If you like a sweet muffin, try adding a little brown sugar mixed with butter to the top before you bake them. I served them with butter and honey but I think next time I will make the sweet topping and add a bit more sugar to the batter.

Sweet Potato Muffins

2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. mashed sweet potato or yam
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. milk
1/3 c. canola oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Tbsps ground flax seed
2 Tbsp. molasses
1/2 c. raisins

Spray a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray or line the cups with paper liners. Preheat oven to 400F. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Beat eggs sweet potatoes. Add milk, sugar, oil, flax seed, molasses, and spices; process or beat until smooth. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients. Mix just enough to blend. Stir in raisins. Divide the batter between muffin cups. As soon as muffins are in the oven, reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes or until they are lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Jennifer said...

Those look awesome!!
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Michele said...

They really are good, my 5 year old is addicted to them already. Think I will have to bake up another batch this weekend, hee hee :) Loved your blogs! Thanks for sharing them with me :)

Fran said...

Hi Michelle- The muffins look great. We love sweet potatoes so these should be great for us. Thanks for stopping by the blog--think you would like the scones. Love your site. Keep up the good work.

Michele said...

Fran I think you will really enjoy them.! Your blog is looking great too!

sailu said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe,Michele.My son loves anything to do with sweet potatoes....:)

Michele said...

Glad you enjoyed the recipe! I'm sure your son will really enjoy these.

Chef Jeena said...

I love sweet potatoes these sound lovely, by the way, I didn't know a sweet potato was the same a a yam I thought a yam was like a squash?

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Michele said...

jeena, I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. Yes, yams are just about the same as sweet potatos. In fact, what most people think of as sweet potatos are in fact yams. They are very different from squash, although a yellow winter squash could be substituted in this recipe if you add a little more sugar.