Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins pin - the perfect muffin for your holiday table. Fall flavors of sweet potatoes combine with pumpkin pie spices makes this great for breakfast, snack or as an addition to your dinner table.

Tis the season for sweet potatoes! And boy, do I love sweet potatoes! And fall, being the peak of their season, is the best time to whip something up with these healthy, orange beauties. I mean, what would Thanksgiving and Christmas be without this colorful potato?

Sweet Potato Muffins cooling

Sweet potatoes lend themselves to many different dishes from soups to dinner casseroles to pies but they are not just another pretty vegetable. No, they are one of the top Super Foods too!  Sweet potatoes provide high levels of Vitamins C & D, iron, magnesium and antioxidants, all important to the immune system and for regulating stress levels. Sounds like they are the perfect fit for the upcoming hectic holiday season!

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Today’s muffins are just another way to use this true root vegetable.  They are great for breakfast, an afternoon snack or as an addition to the holiday table. I like to convince myself that having them in a muffin makes that muffin good for you. Well, in this case it’s almost true!  I cut the sugar in half, using the sweetness of the potatoes to make up for some of it, added unsweetened applesauce for some of the oil and doubled up on the spices. The final verdict from the family – Delicious!

Sweet Potato Muffins with butter


Sweet Potato Muffins

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 Muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Sweet Potato Muffins


  • 15-oz mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon orange peel
  • Streusel Topping
  • 3 T. butter, room temp
  • 3 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Garnish
  • Confectioner’s sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Whisk into liquid ingredients.
  4. To make streusel topping, mix all ingredients together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Divide batter among muffin cups, sprinkle with streusel topping, and bake until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 22-25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and place on wire rack. Let cool in muffin pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place back on wire rack to finish cooling. When cool you can sprinkle with a little powdered sugar or leave as is.

Sweet Potato Muffins square

Does your holiday table include sweet potatoes? What’s your favorite way to fix them?

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Linda is a wife, mom and grandmother with a background in marketing and exercise. She attributes her creativity and love of cooking to her mom and grandmother who were always willing to let her lend a hand in the kitchen. Linda currently resides in South Florida, where she raised two children with the help of her wonderful husband. She loves living in sunny Florida with its abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood that are available year round. She even has her own banana, mango, orange and key lime trees right in her backyard. Linda started her blog, 2 Cookin’ Mamas, with her daughter Christina after the birth of her first grandchild.When Linda is not happily cooking away in her kitchen she loves traveling, the perfect inspiration for new recipes, sipping wine, photography, reading, then working it all off walking, jogging or practicing yoga.

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  1. Steve McQueen says

    Can you sub a healthy flour?

  2. These sound DELISH!

  3. Thanks Leigh! They really are delicious especially if you’re a sweet potato fan like me. 🙂

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