Sep 13, 2016

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

Cinnamon sweet potato muffins are loaded with mashed sweet potato, good old fashioned oats, eggs, milk and cinnamon, then topped with a cinnamon brown sugar crumble, making these muffins sweet, fluffy and delicious. YUM!

I never imagined using sweet potatoes to make muffins, but then again, why not? Sweet potatoes give these muffins their moist texture and a delicate flavor with minimal fat! They also add in good nutrients like beta-carotene and vitamins A and C. They're perfect for breakfast, and can be enjoyed in the afternoon with some tea.  


I haven't made muffins in a long time, and that's because they usually end up on my hips. But regardless, these muffins caught my eye while reading a health magazine, and they sounded to good to pass up! I had to try them. So glad I did.

They turned out to be AMAZING, to say the least! They were truly light, moist and delicious! Each bite offers that cozy warm cinnamon flavor throughout the muffin; while the fluffy texture inside will keep everyone guessing what's in the middle. Best of all, each muffin is only 186 calories. You can eat a second one, guilt-free. So good, they were gone in 24 hours. My family loved them!

The original recipe calls for chopped pecans in the crumble mixture, but I didn't have any on hand. I am sure it is even better with some chopped pecans or walnuts added on top. I guess I will have to make another batch this weekend.


This recipe is a good way to use some of your leftover sweet potatoes, either baked or boiled. You only need 1 cup; and the batter only needs minutes to prepare to make 12 muffins. You don't need to use an electric mixer; a good whisk will do the job.

Cinnamon sweet potato muffins are a great way to give your family a muffin that contains nutrient-dense veggies and healthy oats. Try this recipe!  It's a keeper!


Here's a tip:  Boil one sweet potato the night before or in the morning for about 20 minutes, then turn off the heat and let it sit for a while longer. Sweet potato is ready when a fork can easily slide through. Remove potato, let it cool, then remove skin. Then mash the potato with a fork in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready for recipe.

Enjoy and have a good day!


Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar- divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon- divided
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional: 3 Tbsp. chopped pecans
  • cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a 12 muffin pan with muffins paper cups, and lightly coat with cooking spray.

Whisk together sweet potato, 1/2 cup brown sugar, oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.   Add oats and flour.  Whisk until smooth and well combined.
Add and mix in 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt.  Spoon batter into muffin cups.  Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar and pecans.  Top each muffin with a generous sprinkle of the brown sugar pecan mixture.

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Yields: 12 muffins
Recipe slightly adapted from WebMD.com,2014 

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Anna and Liz
                          
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18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I can just taste these, warm, with a little honey butter...

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    1. Adding some honey butter sounds wonderful - thank you !

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  2. I have never had sweet potato muffins but I know I would love these. Going to make them soon.

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    1. If you love pumpkin muffins - these are a little different in flavor , but definitely high on the delicious scale!

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  3. I always have sweet potatoes on hand, and this looks like a perfect way to use some of them. They look so good! :)

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    1. Betty - I know you will love these muffins ! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Given how much I love pumpkin muffins, I'm guessing these would be another favorite. They sound so good!

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    1. The texture is different Joanne but the flavor is amazing! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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  5. Oh my gosh how did I miss this post? These look absolutely perfect. I'm having a sweet potato for lunch today - but I would prefer it smashed in one of these muffins! Delicious.

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    1. Thanks Tricia - they turned really good- I was totally surprised.
      Thanks again for stopping by!

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    1. I believe you are right! I think they do too. Have a great week!

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  7. Amazing, maybe. Genius, for certain! I'm sure these muffins are both - what a fantastic and delicious idea! Thanks for sharing this one!

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    1. Thank you Dan for your kind words! They are truly amazing, I think your boys will enjoy them as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love sweet potatoes but I've never baked with them. These look so moist and delicious. Perfect for a fall breakfast or afternoon snack!

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    1. Hi Sue! We never imagine of using them for a muffin until I ran across this recipe! They are truly amazing and delicious. Hope you will try this one! Thanks for stopping by, xo

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  9. I just came back for sweet potato muffins. They sound so good and will make a great recipe when I get visitors on the weekend!
    Thank you for popping into my place and for your kind wishes! Here's to you and your continuation of lovely recipes so beautifully photographed and presented!

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I know you will enjoy these as much as we do. Enjoy and have a great week!

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