Madeline will eat anything if it’s in muffin form. Which is a very good thing since she’s recently decided that she could do without hummus and grilled cheese, leaving me at a loss for lunch. I had a sweet potato from my CSA box I wanted to use up, so I looked up sweet potato muffin recipes then adjusted it based on personal preference. I used less honey and subbed in applesauce for oil. The muffins came out very moist and definitely don’t taste so healthy that your children will side-eye you. Madeline gobbled down two for lunch so she’s definitely a fan. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Sweet Potato Muffins (adapted from Allrecipes)
1 sweet potato
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey (spray the measuring cup with cooking spray first so the honey won’t stick)
1 (6 ounce) container yogurt
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups and set aside. Prick sweet potato several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet. Bake the sweet potato until you can easily pierce it with a fork, about 40 minutes. Or if you’re short on time just microwave it until done. Mash the potato once it’s cool enough.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Stir in the applesauce, eggs, vanilla, honey, yogurt, and mashed sweet potato, just until all ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.
Blend together the oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor or blender. Sprinkle topping over unbaked muffins.
Bake muffins in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed. It takes about 10 minutes for mini muffins, 15-18 minutes for regular sized muffins.
I got 4 regular sized muffins and 18 mini muffins. If you’re just doing regular muffins, you’ll get about 16.