Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe


Sweet Potato Muffins

I just love sweet potatoes…so when I found this recipe, I knew I had to put it into my blog.  If you had to pick between sweet or white potatoes…which would you choose?  Well, why don’t you try the Sweet Potatoes Muffins…I’m sure they will be GOOOOD!

Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Sweet Potato Muffins

1½ cups flour

½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. grated orange peel

1 cup mashed canned sweet potatoes (drained, if necessary)

½ cup buttermilk*

1 Tbsp. molasses

2 eggs

Topping:   1 Tbsp. sugar

¼ tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375F.  Spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups and lightly spray paper cups.  In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt and orange peel; blend well.

In medium bowl, combine remaining muffin ingredients; blend well.  Add to dry ingredients; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Divide batter evenly among spray-coated muffin cups.

In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; mix well.  Sprinkle over batter in muffin cups.

Bake at 375F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Immediately remove from pam.  Serve warm.   12 muffins.

* To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 ½ tsp. vinegar plus milk to make ½ cup.

HIGH ALTITUDE – Above 3500 feet:  Increase flour to 1 ½ cups plus 2 Tbsp., bake as directed.

(Pumpkin pie spice can either be purchased or made at home.  To make your own:  4 tsp. cinnamon,  1 tsp. ginger,  ½ tsp. allspice, ½ tsp. nutmeg and ½ tsp. cloves.  Store spices in tightly sealed containers in a cool, dark place).

(Recipe for the Sweet Potato Muffins was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook, Real Home Baking, November 1994)

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