Sweet Potato Muffin

Hi there! Welcome back! It's been awhile huh? May I offer you a little snack? Perhaps a sweet potato muffin?? These things happened by fluke this weekend. Those cans of pumpkin are still MIA in my supermarket so I moved onto the baby food isle and got me some gerber sweet potato baby food! Yup, me baking with baby food again, but it's oh so easy!!

These aren't a super sweet muffin but I think they are perfect for breakfast or a quick on the go snack. AKA when you are headed to your new house to paint and have yet to stock the kitchen with anything yet :)

Sweet Potato Muffins
recipe by steph chows

1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup sweet potato baby food (2 3.5 once containers AKA one package)
2 egg whites lightly beaten
3/4 cup fat free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup splenda granulated (or use 1/2 cup white sugar)

2 tablespoons turbine sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.

Mix together dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon) in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix wet ingredients (sweet potato through splenda). In an even smaller bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.

Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until thoroughly moistened. Do not beat or overmix. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Sprinkle each half-full muffin with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar and fill with remaining batter. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over each muffin.

Bake for 17-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes before serving.


21 chews:

Curra said...

Delicioso, Buen día

Sunshine said...

Omnomnomnomnom! I could nom these all day. If I come over to help paint and unpack, can I have one of these?

Megan said...

I love sweet potato and pumpkn so these are right up my alley! I cant believe you still cant find pumpkin. I stocked up when I heard there was a shortage but it's in all my supermarkets. I now have 4 big cans stockpiled!

Astra Libris said...

Mmmmm, the perfect muffin to celebrate your new house!! :-)

Natalie said...

These look great, and I am so excited to see pictures of your house someday. Hope you have a killer kitchen. ;)

Megan said...

Steph - these sound so good! Like a quicker version of a sweet potato pie. I love the idea of adding cinnamon. (My mom's carrot cake recipe -- which is my favorite -- uses baby food carrots.)

stephchows said...

If anyone wants to help move and paint I'll totally bake muffins for you all :D

I stockpiled for the shortage when I first heard about it... and then it never came so I used them all... then out of nowhere.. no more pumpkin! LOL

Can't wait to tell you guys all about the new house!

Megan that recipe sounds delicious!! Is it on your site?? I need to find it if it is :)

tam said...

Looks divine x

What yummy treats! I bet the baby food makes them super moist.

Jamie said...

Oooh healthy AND delicious!

Kat said...

wow, this is surprising, would have never thought of this. I'm kind of clueless as far as sweet potatoes are concerned, have only made mash and just yesterday made some for my son, had a Scarlett O'Hara related flashback but that was pretty much it. The muffin looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

A sweet potato muffin sounds very yummy, great idea!

Maria said...

Wish I had one for breakfast!

chefany said...

Love your blog I will be back often!

Yes! I love cooking with babyfood!

Natalie said...

i just made sweet potato bread and LOVED it :) i'll try muffins next time!

Lele said...

I have been fantasizing about a sweet potato muffin I ate at a farmer's market months ago... I'm hoping that I can make these and recreate it! So excited!

Hannah said...

I do love sweet potatoes, and it's a shame fewer people think to bake with them. A light spice muffin sounds like just the ticket right now!

Simply Life said...

oh that's adorable!

gaga said...

This is perfect! I've been looking for a healthy muffin that I can eat for breakfast.

Jeanne said...

it looks yummy! My college roommate used to make sweet potato muffins that had instant coffee in it. They were pretty good too. You may want to try it. ... or not.

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