November 3, 2010

Sweet Potato Muffins


Since I yapped on and on about The Cancer Project yesterday, it reminded me that I wanted to post the super-yummy Sweet Potato Muffin recipe I found in their "Nutrition for Your Kids" booklet (which also has a fantastic Cream of Broccoli Soup recipe in it). These muffins are hearty and filling, and so good for you! I love giving them to my little one for breakfast. She picks all the raisins out first, chomps them down, then goes to town on the rest of the "treat." Give it a try! Here's the recipe...

3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup raw or turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cooked sweet potatoes
1 cup soy- or other non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup golden raisins (I used regular ol' raisins, as you can see)
Vegetable oil spray
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to mix.
  • Mash sweet potatoes (if they aren’t mashed already) in a separate large bowl, then stir in non-dairy milk and vinegar. Add flour mixture and raisins. Stir together until just mixed. The batter should be moist. Add a bit more non-dairy milk or water if the batter seems stiff.
  • Spoon batter into a vegetable oil sprayed muffin pan, filling almost to the top. 
  • Bake 25 minutes, until tops of muffins bounce back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

P.S. Click HERE to get a free copy of the "Nutrition for Your Kids" booklet.

6 comments:

HayMarket8 said...

Wow. I really need to get more creative with my sweet potatoes. :)

jd said...

Those muffins look positively delish!

Thanks for the link to that cookbook, too :)

MeShell said...

mmm those muffins look yummy. Anything sweet potato is so perfect for fall :)

Ricki said...

Sounds like a great recipe--healthy AND delicious. These would be perfect for our SOS Kitchen Challenge this month, too (the ingredient is sweet potatoes!). Hope you'll enter the recipe. :)

Eleanor said...

how many muffins does it make? about how much mashed sweet potato?

Jennifer Manriquez said...

Eleanor, it's been a while since I've made these (which reminds me I need to make them again!), but I think this recipe made a dozen muffins. Sorry I didn't include that info.
As for the sweet potatoes, just use all the mash you get from the two potatoes the recipe calls for. More mash, more fiber. And it tastes great!