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Sweet-Potato Muffins Recipe

Sweet-Potato Muffins

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin tins to hold 12 muffins.
  2. Whisk together brown sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs in a small bowl.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, spices, salt, and grated sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the egg mixture. Stir the egg mixture, gradually incorporating it with the flour mixture. Stir in the raisins and walnuts
  4. Spoon the batter into the tins. I like to fill each tin to the rim to make a large cap. Bake the muffins for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Take the muffins out of the oven and run a paring knife carefully around each muffin, then invert the pan, and knock one edge against your work surface to release the muffins. Serve the muffins right away.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2006

This is a great recipe! I skinned and boiled the sweet potatoes until they were soft.. then chopped them and put them in the blender until smooth. I used whole wheat flour as oppossed to white flour, did not you the allspice and added about half a teaspoon more of both cinnamon and nutmeg and cut down on the sugar. Came out delicious. Baking time for more like 40-45 minutes than 30.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2011

These really did taste good, but they were waaaaay too dense for my taste. I don't know if it's maybe because of the starchiness of the sweet potatoes? I mixed and baked according to direction, with the exception of using only 1 cup of brown sugar instead of 1 1/8 cup. I do think they turned out how they are supposed to. I think I just like fluffier/cakier muffins. The texture of these was more like a cross between muffin and bread pudding. Very heavy. For a similar flavor profile in a more "muffiny" muffin, I recommend the "Morning Glory Muffins I" from this site. A couple of neutral notes - these took a bit longer to bake in my oven than the recipes states. Also, with a 6oz. ice cream scoop, I got 15 standard-sized muffins.

Sep 01, 2008

SO GOOD! I used a 40 oz. can of yams (drained & mashed), and added 1/2 c. milk...perfect - nice and moist, but not dense. I was able to make 6 jumbo-sized muffins & 5 regular-sized muffins. The jumbo muffins took 32 minutes, and the regular took 28 minutes. Also, used dried cranberries instead of raisins.

Jan 24, 2011

I love this recipe, it is one of my favorites on here. I have made it several times, the only changes I make is I add 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon and add 1/2 cup of milk, then bake it about 15 mins longer than the recipe calls for. I didn't have raisins, either so I added more walnuts. They are great for breakfast or a quick snack.

Aug 06, 2003

These muffins were so moist and delicious, although admittedly a bit heavy. I did use whole wheat flour, which may have made them heavier, but they were still so good! I used 3 average-sized sweet potatoes and shreded them finely in the food processor. I'll make these again and again!

Oct 22, 2004

Yum! Finally a way to get my kids to eat sweet potatoes! I left out the nuts, added some milk and cooked them for 15 extra minutes, they were perfect and my kids think they are cupcakes :) Surprisingly sweet and taste great!

Dec 16, 2008

I didn't have fresh sweet potato but I did have mashed. I used 12 oz, with a little butter that had been mashed in. I changed out butter for the oil and added in one mashed banana and one chopped, peeled apple. It smells in-sane. This recipe made 19 medium sized muffins. I'll update this tomorrow on how we all liked them, I can't imagine we wouldn't.

Jul 18, 2003

I made these for my sons, ages 3 and 2, and they loved them! I didn't find them heavy at all. One large sweet potato provided the 4 cups, and shredding them was made easier with my food processor. Excellent recipe that I will use many more times.


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  • Calories
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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