Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins

Well, I'm thinking that it's fall. Even though it's been chilly, I've been wearing boots and jackets and It looks like fall, you never really know in Arkansas. It could be 80 degrees tomorrow or it could be snowing.  But as of today ... It's fall. 

In celebration of fall and all things fall and things that smell like fall and look like fall and feel like fall, I thought I would bake some muffins. 

For fall. 

Whew. I'm tired and it's just fall. 

My mom gave me this recipe and it's really good. I think it's better when she makes it but I think everything is better when she makes it. Luckily though, she passed it along to me and now I'm sharing. I'm a sharer.  

The main ingredients. 

Anything with allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon is going to say... yep. Fall.

So, what is the logical thing to do first? Well you need to cook your sweet potato. 

I decided to microwave it for five min. Felt it up a little.

Sorry, sweet potato. 

And, microwaved it once more. 


While your potato is microwaving (unless you want to bake it), 
you can work together on the dry ingredients. 

Add flour.

Some sugar.

Little bit of baking soda.

(I swear these pictures are all different.)

Then the fun stuff! 



Can you smell this?



Ground gloves.

Add ya some salt.

It's on top. See it?

Then mix all the dry together. 

Since you have the dry ingredients mixed together, it's time to gather the other ingredients. 

I just had to use one sweet potato. It was about the size of of two tennis balls. 

Which equals a cup and a half.

After you have your sweet potato mashed, then add the orange juice.

(Side note: I don't like orange juice. I think it's because my mom use
to make me drink it. For some reason tonight, I had a glass of orange juice
while making these. I also had a glass of wine. It is fall.)

Add ya oil.

And mix.


This is when I throw it in the mixer. I don't have a hand mixer.
I burned it out last summer. It smoked. And sparked.

Add some of the dry to the wet.


Action shot!


Mix in ya nuts. 

If you like em.

Look at that.

I put the muffins in cupcake holder things because they are cuter that way. 

And that's the only reason I need. 

Ta dah!

Sweet potato muffins. 


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Sweet Potato Muffins

1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves
Mix above ingredients together.

2 eggs
1 ½ cups mashed sweet potatoes
½ cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons orange juice
Add to above ingredients.

½ cup chopped pecans
Fold pecans into above mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Place muffin mixture into muffin tins (I use cupcake holders)
Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
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  1. Question. You said you used 1 sweet potato. I sweet potato is usually equal to 3/4 cup. Your picture looks like it has 1 cup sweet potato max. Are you sure you used 1 1/2 cups of sweet potato?

  2. This sweet potato ended up being exactly 1 1/2 cups of sweet potato. I measured out both portions. I know it doesn't look big, but it was pretty large. I had the extra sweet potato just in case I needed it though.

  3. Love sweet potato, but never thought to make muffins with them! Thanks for the great post.


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