Monday, April 23, 2012

Sweet Potato Muffins

Now, I don't really care much for sweet potatoes, but these muffins were SO good! I just tried them tonight and they turned out really well! They tasted great and they smelled really good while they were baking! I Hope you give them a try and enjoy them as much as we did!

Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/3 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 egg
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (without milk and butter)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. milk
1-1/2 tsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a medium size bowl, combine first 8 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, potatoes and oil until well combined. Stir potato mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened.
Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full (I use an ice cream scoop for this). Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together glaze ingredients. Drizzle or spread over muffins. Serve!!

-Of course you can make your own mashed sweet potatoes, but I recently came across this amazing thing - sweet potato pie filling!!!! It's a can of mashed sweet potatoes! Now, it's probably been around forever and I just didn't know it, so if you already knew, that's great. If not, isn't that so cool? We got ours at Walmart in the baking isle right with the pumpkin and other pie fillings. So, check it out (just check out the label too while you're at it)!!
-I also just tried these with pumpkin puree instead of the sweet potatoes, and they were just as good.
-Try them in a mini muffin pan!! Very cute, easy and fun!

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