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Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet Potato Muffins recipe? Learn how to make Sweet Potato Muffins using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by 43heather43

Makes 10 servings



From pastry chef Kim Boyce formerly of Campanile, by way of the LA Times. Amazingly good! Use the dark-skinned sweet potatoes commonly referred to as yams. The long cooking time includes the roasting of the sweet potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet Potato Muffins

1/2 lb sweet potatoes (about 2 small)
1 cooking spray
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 dates, Medjool, pitted and cut into 1/4 - to 1/2 -inch pieces

Recipe Directions for Sweet Potato Muffins

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and place on a foil-lined cookie sheet.

  3. Roast for 1 hour or until they are tender when pierced with a fork and are caramelizing.

  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then peel and lightly mash with a fork. Set aside.

  5. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the muffin tin with vegetable oil.

  6. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  7. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, whole-wheat flour, whole-grain pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, yogurt, egg and vanilla together.

  8. Scrape down the sides of the butter bowl and alternately add the dry and wet ingredients; do not overmix. Gently fold in the sweet potatoes, then the dates.

  9. Using an ice cream scoop (about one-half cup capacity), scoop the batter into each of 10 prepared muffin cups, about 1 scoop per muffin.

  10. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The muffins will be dark golden brown on the bottom.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 107.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
236
Calories from Fat
51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.7g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Sodium
252mg
11%
Potassium
400mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
41.7g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
14.5g
Protein
4.9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 9% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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