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46 Best Sweet Potato Muffin Recipes (All Types)

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Sweet potatoes are a versatile superfood enjoyed for their taste and health benefits since 750 B.C. Use them in muffins that boost the immune system and delight the taste buds. These naturally sweet tubers are the perfect ingredient in sweet or savory muffin treats.

Sweet potato muffins are moist and delicious, whether combined with spices, fruit, cheese, or even meat. They are ideal for breakfast, lunch boxes, dinners, or desserts and freeze exceptionally well. Below are 46 old favorites and some delectable surprise recipes.

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1. Sweet Potato Muffins With Oatmeal Recipe

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These sweet potato muffins with a crumble topping taste like pudding for breakfast. Fragrant spices like cinnamon and nutmeg combine perfectly with sweet potato and oatmeal for a healthy and tasty snack. Oatmeal and sweet potato are good sources of soluble fiber that lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol.

This recipe is the ideal way to use leftover sweet potatoes.

Tips:

  • Use old-fashioned oatmeal instead of Quick-cooking oats for a crumblier, lighter-textured muffin.
  • If you don’t have leftover sweet potatoes, you can use canned ones or steam, boil, bake, or microwave before mashing them.
  • Double up the quantities of the crumble topping and refrigerate for use in fruit-crumble pudding recipes.
  • Experiment with the spice combination by adding nutmeg, clove, or allspice.

2. Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

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Cinnamon and sweet potato are a winning combination. These muffins are dependably good, and with the buttery cinnamon glaze trickling over the hot muffins, it becomes a treat of note. Two cups of sweet potato sound like a lot, but it makes these muffins beautifully moist and creamy.

Tips:

  • Make your muffins dairy free by substituting the milk and butter in the glaze with coconut milk and coconut oil.
  • If you don’t have self-rising flour, mix 1½ teaspoons baking powder and ½ a teaspoon salt and sift in with the flour and spices.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts over the glazed muffins while hot.
  • Give the glaze a Southern-style twist by adding a splash of bourbon to the mix.
  • Combine the cinnamon with pumpkin-pie spices like nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and cardamom.

3. Sweet Potato Muffins With Raisins and Walnuts

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If you can’t decide whether carrot cake or pumpkin pie is your favorite, this is the recipe you must try! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice used with raisins and walnuts combine splendidly with sweet potatoes. This recipe makes 12 flavorful, dense, and filling muffins that are dairy-free.

Tips:

  • These muffins are delicious and served with a cream cheese frosting or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Replace one cup of sweet potato with a grated apple or desiccated coconut for a less dense texture.
  • Increase the baking time to 40 or 45 minutes for a crisper, golden look.
  • Decrease the sugar, as the raisins add enough sweetness.

4. Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

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Wonderfully healthy cinnamon sweet potato muffins for your children’s lunch boxes are easy with this recipe that uses little sugar (only ½ a cup) and no oil or butter. Before baking, add a dollop of almond butter to the batter. This addition makes the muffins moist and adds a protein boost.

Tips:

  • Reduce the amount of sweet potato by half a cup and add half a cup of flour or oat flakes for a less dense texture.
  • Before baking, add your favorite toppings, like chocolate chips, nuts, or cranberries.
  • This recipe uses a blender to mix the sweet potato and wet ingredients, but you can mix it with a whisk or handheld blender with equal success.
  • Enhance the muffin’s flavor by roasting the sweet potatoes in the oven till caramelized.

5. Sweet Potato Muffins – Jamie Oliver’s Recipe

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Jamie Oliver stays true to his reputation of providing healthy snacks that keep you full for longer with this scrumptious muffin recipe. Sweet potato muffins with extra eggs and cheese are the perfect breakfast for kids and adults alike. Spring onions and a speck of chili add taste and color to these muffins.

Tips:

  • Mix the dough the night before and bake the muffins fresh for breakfast.
  • Replace half the quantity of sweet potato with butternut squash for a slightly different taste sensation.
  • Replace the spring onion and chili with a sprinkle of parsley and corn kernels.
  • Refrigerate the muffins for a couple of days and refresh them in the microwave before serving.

6. Healthy, Flourless Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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This recipe makes 12 fluffy, moist muffins with no added flour, eggs, or oil. Make these muffins as vegan as you would like them to be. Chef Arman Liew excels in healthy, easy recipes, and these muffins are ready within 30 minutes. Mix all the ingredients in a single bowl or food processor, and save on preparation and washing-up time.

Tips:

  • These muffins are a nutritious low-carb lunch box treat for kids of any age.
  • Try topping these with a healthy frosting made of apple sauce, cacao, coconut oil, and maple syrup.
  • Alternatives to almond butter are peanut or cashew butter.
  • Add chocolate chips and cherries to these muffins to make them special birthday cake muffins.

7. Fluffy Sweet Potato Muffins

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Yummy-Toddler-Food brings you this recipe that combines sweet potatoes’ natural sweetness and taste with vanilla and maple syrup. Whether you serve them for breakfast, lunch, or with soup, these are delicious muffins. This recipe comes with easy step-by-step instructions and photos of every phase.

Tips:

  • Try these muffins spread with butter, cream cheese, honey, or marmalade.
  • Optional extras include adding lemon zest, chocolate chips, mashed banana, or extra spices.
  • Do not be discouraged by the thickness of the batter. The muffins will bake perfectly as long as you remember to add the baking soda.

8. Grated Sweet Potato Muffins

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Here is a recipe for moist, fluffy, and yummy muffins where you don’t have to cook the sweet potatoes ahead of baking. Grate raw sweet potatoes and combine them with the rest of the ingredients. Yogurt and vegetable oil replaces butter in this recipe, adding lightness to the muffin’s texture.

Tips:

  • Replace half the sweet potato with raw grated butternut.
  • Use double the amount of cinnamon for a more robust flavor.
  • Add a streusel topping before baking your muffins. Combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ cup brown sugar, and 1½ cups chopped nuts.
  • Bake this dough in a bread tin to make delicious sweet potato bread.
  • Make a double batch of this freezer-friendly recipe to enjoy two months later.

9. Sweet Potato Muffins – Extremely Moist

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Raw sweet potatoes are grated with their skins intact in this recipe, sporting enhanced nutritional benefits. Sweet potato peel contains minerals like potassium and manganese, vitamins A, E, and C, and has antioxidant benefits. Adding olive oil, apple sauce, and four eggs makes these muffins super moist.

Tips:

  • Use ½ a grated apple and a mashed banana, or add a ¼ cup extra olive or macadamia oil, if you don’t have apple sauce.
  • Freshly grated ginger is marked as optional in this recipe and can be substituted with dry ginger powder or with chopped caramelized ginger.
  • Freeze your extra muffins in a Ziploc bag, and they will be perfectly fresh later.

10. Disappearing Sweet Potato Muffins

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Try this recipe with family members who don’t like sweet potatoes. The smell of these freshly baked muffins with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice is irresistible. See those muffins disappear before they even realize what they are enjoying.

There is no need to peel the sweet potatoes before grating them, as this adds fiber and nutrients to the recipe.

Tips:

  • Replace the optional raisins with cranberries or chopped dried fruit like apricots or apples.
  • The sugar can be reduced to ¼ cup, as sweet potatoes are naturally sweet.
  • Replace the sugar with ½ a cup of honey or agave syrup.

11. Healthy Sweet Potato Oatmeal & Chocolate Chips Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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Food blogger Erin brings you these wholesome sweet potato muffins that are gluten & dairy free without being dense and boring. These muffins are soft, fluffy, and made with mashed sweet potato, maple syrup, and coconut oil. This recipe is a keeper and easy to make too.

Tips:

  • Replace the maple syrup with chopped dates soaked in water or fruit juice.
  • To make these muffins healthier, replace the chocolate chips with dried berries or a handful of fresh blueberries.
  • Make oatmeal yourself by putting whole oat flakes in a blender. Choose gluten-free oats if you are sensitive to gluten.

12. Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins – Salty & Sweet Crumb Topping

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The crumb topping adds a decorative and tasty edge to these deliciously nutritious muffins. Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are combined with cinnamon, sugar, butter, and salt, and sprinkled over the muffins just before baking them.

Tips:

  • Replace the maple syrup with honey or the syrup left over from preserving figs.
  • Be inventive with the topping and add a few fennel seeds, pistachio nuts, ground black pepper, or chili flakes.
  • Always allow the coconut oil to come to room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients. In cold climates, it will be best to melt the coconut oil in the microwave till soft but not runny.

13. Skinny Mini Sweet Potato Muffins (Vegan)

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These funky little sweet potato muffins have chewy edges and a wonderfully soft heart. They may be small, but these are tasty munchkins with warm spices, cashew milk, and two tablespoons of molasses, providing a burnt-caramel taste. The best news is that these little treats are fully vegan with only 64 calories each and a bonus 34,3 mg of beneficial potassium.

Tips:

  • This recipe will give you 24 mini muffins and some extra dough to bake a mini loaf or a few oversized muffins.
  • Baking times depend on the size of the mini-tins, so start checking them after 12 minutes of baking time.

14. Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins With Pecan Nut Streusel

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Here is an adaptable healthy muffin recipe made with roasted sweet potato, cinnamon, brown sugar, and almond flour. It is up to you to use butter and egg substitutes to make it fully vegan. Whichever way you go, these are irresistible with a crunchy pecan nut streusel on top.

Tips:

  • Wrap two large sweet potatoes in foil and forget about them in the oven until they are soft and caramelized. This step takes the muffin to the next level of tastiness.
  • Replace half a sweet potato with a mashed banana if you want an enhanced banana-bread flavor.

15. Sweet Potato Muffins With Buttermilk

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Buttermilk makes these plain sweet potato muffins especially good. The recipe makes 12 muffins with extra big crunchy sugar-dusted tops that are moist, soft, crumbly, and yummy inside. The combination of buttermilk, sour cream, and milk produces this fluffy texture enhanced with subtle spicing.

Use one baked sweet potato for this recipe.

Tips:

  • The muffin dough is thick, and your chef Lindsay advises using an ice cream scoop for best results and perfect muffin tops.
  • Serve these muffins with butter, fig preserve, or any chunky homemade jam.

16. Whole Grain Sweet Potato Muffins

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Are you looking for a sweet potato muffin recipe that is tasty but not over-sweet? This one, made with whole grain flour, warm apple pie spices, and buttermilk, will not disappoint you. This recipe is ideal for adding extra toppings like sprinkled nuts, toasted seeds, or chocolate chips.

Tips:

  • Whole-wheat muffins are a bit denser than when you use plain white flour. In this recipe, that is a bonus!
  • To make these muffins spicier, experiment with adding ground cardamom or ginger.

17. Sweet Potato Muffins With Maple Glaze

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Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg combine these finely balanced, moist muffins with molasses, vanilla, and sweet potato. The drizzle topping of maple syrup, bourbon, and icing sugar adds a finishing touch that makes the whole experience lip-licking good.

Tips:

  • Experiment with the maple glaze, by substituting the bourbon with Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur.
  • Reduce the sugar to half a cup for a less sweet muffin.
  • To make the recipe dairy-free, substitute the buttermilk with coconut milk and almond milk in the topping.

18. Healthy Pineapple Sweet Potato Muffins

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The marriage of pineapple, sweet potato, and maple syrup in these muffins is heavenly. Add coconut, turmeric, and cinnamon, and you have a new favorite muffin. A nutritionist conceived this recipe, and you can be sure it is as healthy as it is scrumptious.

The sweet pineapple ensures that no extra sugar is necessary for this recipe.

Tips:

  • The key to success in this recipe is to blend the pineapple, sweet potato, eggs, syrup, and vanilla until it is smooth and ultra-frothy.
  • Brush the warm muffins with maple syrup for a golden-glazed look.
  • If you need a replacement for maple syrup, use honey.

19. Sweet Potato and Fig Muffins

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Homesick Texan Cookbook offers this recipe with a decadent fruity surprise in the batter. Baking the dried figs into creamy vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar muffins is an inspired choice. Add the crunchy, buttery crumble topping to make these muffins even better.

Tips:

  • For additional crunchiness in the topping, sprinkle chopped pecan nuts over it.
  • Substitute the dried figs with chopped dates if you absolutely cannot find figs.
  • Add finely chopped crystalized ginger for an over-the-top flavor burst.

20. Almond and Orange Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

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Orange rind lifts this variant of cinnamon-spiced sweet potato muffins into the realms of the zesty best. There is orange rind in the muffin dough and the yummy almond topping. These tasty muffins are perfect when eaten slightly warm.

Heat for 15 seconds in the microwave while you make the coffee.

Tips:

  • This recipe uses one can of sweet potato. Replace the can with two medium-sized fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed.
  • The spicing is mild to let the citrus notes come to the foreground. Increase the spices for enhanced flavor, and replace the milk with orange juice.

21. Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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Powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients make this a recipe with the kind of health benefits that everyone should try. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, coconut, and sweet potatoes add multiple anti-inflammatory advantages. Sweet potatoes are high in alpha and beta carotene (carotenoids), which reduces inflammation.

The best part is: these muffins are truly delicious.

Tips:

  • Substitute coconut milk with your preferred dairy-free alternative, almond or macadamia milk.
  • Adding some black pepper will enhance the absorption of the curcumin in the turmeric.

22. Sweet Potato Carrot Cake Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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The best spices for a carrot cake are cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, which are also the best companions for sweet potato muffins. This recipe provides a beautiful carrot and sweet potato muffin that is gluten and dairy free. The grated carrots enhance the muffins’ texture and lightness and add natural sweetness.

Breakfast muffins at their best! These are healthy and flavorful muffin treats that are paleo-friendly and low in sugar.

Tips:

  • Add raisins to make these muffins sweeter without adding sugar.
  • Add walnuts or pecans to up the protein content.
  • Replace some grated carrots with grated baby marrow for a trio of veggies.

23. Sweet Potato and Pear Spiced Muffins

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Ashley Alexander of Gather & Feast brings you this incredibly delicious muffin recipe: refined sugar, grain, and dairy-free. Sweet potato and cinnamon-pear muffins are like a perfect combination of carrot cake and banana bread. The grated pear adds texture and makes these muffins light and moist.

Tips:

  • Serve your muffins with a spoonful thick yogurt, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.
  • These muffins freeze very well as they do not have a baked topping.

24. Brown Butter Sweet Potato Granola Muffins

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Brown butter blends into the creamy sweet potato producing a masterpiece muffin. Browning the butter imparts these muffins with a caramelized finishing touch that is just divine. The granola topping is an inspired contrast with the soft, buttery texture of these brilliantly designed muffins.

Tips:

  • These indulgent muffins are ideal to use in giant-sized muffin pans.
  • Vanilla, browned butter, and cinnamon will leave your kitchen smelling like paradise.

25. Rosemary Sweet Potato MuffinsRosemary Sweet Potato Muffins on a stainless plate.

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Savory sweet potato muffins are good any time of day and have the perfect balance of slightly sweet yet salty. This recipe combines sweet potato with onion, garlic, rosemary, and black pepper. Enjoy these as an accompaniment to your favorite soup or a quick meal.

Tips:

  • The veggies in this recipe are pan-fried, but roasting in the oven will enhance the flavors.
  • Fill the muffin tins well, as these muffins do not rise much.
  • Add feta cheese for a moister muffin.

26. Fluffy Almond Butter Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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Mix ten delicious and nutritious ingredients and bake for 30 minutes and this fluffy pie-spiced muffin is yours to enjoy. Roasted and salted almond butter is used as a topping and adds to the succulent goodness of these sweet potato muffins. Try these fluffy treats if you are looking for a gluten- and dairy-free option.

Tips:

  • You can substitute the almond butter with any other nut butter or a mix of tahini and nut butter.
  • To replace the pie spice, use cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a tiny dash of clove.
  • Make oat flour by whizzing whole oats in the blender till fine.

27. Sweet Potato Blueberry Protein Muffins

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This easy and delicious recipe combines rolled oats and sweet potato with a blitz of berries. All the ingredients are put in a blender for 5 minutes and baked for 30 minutes. Blueberries are a famous superfood and a powerful antioxidant.

This recipe also includes a plant-based protein powder which enhances these muffins’ superfood status even more.

Tips:

  • Use 1 cup blueberries inside the dough mix and sprinkle the rest on top before baking them.
  • This batter is very thick, so carefully fold the berries into the mix.
  • Choose a yogurt brand that is thick with no added sugar.
  • Make this recipe gluten-free by choosing certified gluten-free oat flakes.

28. Vegan Sweet Potato Date Muffins

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Try this healthy vegan muffin recipe that has no sugar or eggs added. The sweet potato pureé and mashed banana bind the whole grain flour and spices into a moist and tasty muffin. The combination of maple syrup and chopped dates make these muffins delicately sweet.

These muffins will delight you are a date and banana bread fan.

Tips:

  • Add ½ cup chopped pecan nuts to the dough or sprinkle over the top before baking.
  • Citrus peel adds flavor to this recipe; choose lemon, orange, or naartjie peel. Replace the milk with orange juice, if you prefer.

29. Japanese Sweet Potato Muffins

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Japanese sweet potatoes (Satsumaimo) have a magenta to purple skin color and a pale-colored, starchy, intensely sweet flesh. These nutritious and versatile tubers originated in central America. This recipe yields 12 mild-flavored muffins that are sweet and satisfying.

Tips:

  • Leave the peels on to utilize the benefits of anthocyanin, a polyphenol that improves eye health.
  • The dough is soft. Use a pastry bag to fill the muffin liners to about ⅔ full.

30. Passover Sweet Potato Muffins With Walnut Crumb (Gluten-Free)

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A freshly baked sweet muffin might be just what your savory one-pot dinner needs. Grain-free kosher sweet potato muffins are ideal for Passover or as a family treat all year round. Try these tasty gluten-free muffins with an ultra-yummy walnut and almond flour topping.

Tips:

  • This recipe specifies Manischewitz honey, which is clover honey. Use any mild-flavored honey as a substitute.
  • The crumble topping is also delicious and served over yogurt or fruit salad.
  • Replace the walnuts with pecan nuts, but it will change the flavor of the muffins.

31. Easy, Savory Sweet Potato Muffins

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Jamie Oliver perfected the easy sweet potato savory muffin with this recipe that reminds one of a frittata. These muffins are oil and sugar-free and beautiful to look at with a topping of seeds, chilis, and parmesan cheese. Cottage cheese and six eggs produce a moist, protein-rich treat ideal for breakfast or lunch.

Tips:

  • This recipe works equally well for mini muffin pans or small quiche pans.
  • Look at the clever suggestions for making muffin liners on the linked website.

32. Cheddar Cheese Sweet Potato Muffins

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This easy savory muffin- meal combines two types of cheeses with grated sweet potato. Cheddar cheese complements the sweet potato’s slight sweetness in this satisfying and filling recipe. Eat the muffins hot or cold.

They make the perfect side dish for absorbing the sauce from a pot roast.

Tips:

  • Cool these muffins slightly but remove them to a wire rack soon after baking to avoid sogginess.
  • Serve with butter and honey or with scrambled egg on top.
  • Adjust the baking time to 40 minutes for a jumbo-sized muffin tin.

33. Paleo Herbed Savory Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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These ultra-healthy savory muffins are perfect for breakfast or dinner. This recipe is dairy-free and paleo-friendly, using tapioca, almond, and coconut flour. The fresh herb combination is what makes this recipe so unique.

Expect to be surprised by how buttery and tender these muffins are.

Tips:

  • Do not overmix this dough.
  • These muffins can be crumbled and used to stuff mushrooms or chicken with or to bind hamburger patties and meatloaf.
  • Substitute the fresh herbs with dry herbs.

34. Savory Sweet Potato & Parmesan Muffins

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These muffins make a tasty grab-and-go meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Savory sweet potato and parmesan muffins are quick to make and have a soft, herby interior in perfect balance with the cheesy crispy exterior. The flavor is subtle and will compliment any soup or side salad.

Tips:

  • Be careful of overmixing the batter, or the muffins will lose their fluffiness.
  • Experiment with cheese and herb combinations like rosemary & white cheddar or parmesan & marjoram.
  • Keep the muffins in the fridge for up to five days, or freeze them for a month or two.

35. Sweet Potato, Chilli, And Coriander Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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If you can’t decide whether your craving is for sweet or salty, make this recipe your own. These muffins make a dense and filling snack that is healthy, delicious and looks great. The crispy topping of mixed seeds enhances the protein content and complements the soft texture of the muffin interior.

Tips:

  • If you are sensitive to chilis, remove the seeds.
  • Replace the chilis with chopped sundried tomatoes or peppadews.

36. Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cups, Meatballs, and Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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Donna Hay first invented this nutrient-rich recipe to be unbeatable as a tasty protein-filled breakfast. This recipe blends eggs, onion, and three types of cheese in a gluten-free muffin that is somewhat like a flavorful superfood quinoa quiche. Expect a soft and crispy, sweet and salty muffin with tangy goat’s cheese and thyme melted on top.

Tips:

  • Cook ¾ cup dry quinoa (any mix of white, black, or red) to get the 2 cups in the recipe.
  • Sprinkle the cheese and herb topping with a few quinoa kernels and black pepper, and drizzle with olive oil before baking.

37. Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins

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In a muffin shape, sweet potato cornbread is the ideal side dish to any soup, chili stew, or barbequed ribs. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey combine superbly in this light and golden crumbly muffin. These muffins are excellent lunchbox fillers.

Tips:

  • Add half a cup of sweetcorn kernels to the wet ingredients with the cornmeal.
  • Spice up your muffins with a speck of red chili flakes.
  • For a dairy-free option, use almond milk and replace the butter with coconut oil.

38. Sweet Potato Quiche Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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It takes only eight everyday ingredients and a quick 18 minutes in the oven to make these succulent muffins a reality. These are miniature quiches in a muffin shape and make for a perfect breakfast or lunch treat that can even be grabbed and eaten on the go.

Tips:

  • The oven temperature and baking time are critical in this recipe.
  • These quiches don’t rise like regular muffins, so feel free to fill the muffin holes fully.
  • Sprinkle with the optional cheese halfway through the baking time.

39. Sweet Potato Bacon and Chive Muffins (Gluten-Free & Paleo-Friendly)

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An inventive mix of cassava, tiger nut, and tapioca flour makes these muffins gluten-free and an excellent option for those following a paleo diet. Tiger nut flour or chufa nut is a trendy, gluten-free superfood. This flour is made from the nutsedge plant’s sweet tubers and has numerous health benefits.

Comfort food for dinner is made easy with these savory-sweet muffins.

Tips:

  • Ensure that the bacon is crispy and oil-free before adding them to the mix.
  • Substitute tiger nut flour with almond or macadamia flour.

40. Meatloaf Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten-Free)

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Meatloaf sweet potato muffins are the answer to a quick midweek dinner, ready to enjoy in 30 minutes. The sweet potato is used creatively as the creamy topping on these meaty muffins. These nutritious muffins are gluten and dairy-free, nut-free, and Whole30-friendly.

Tips:

  • Replace the garlic powder with freshly chopped garlic and cook with the onions.
  • Fresh turmeric root shredded finely will make an excellent addition to this recipe.
  • Use fresh parsley as a garnish, or serve with a sprig of coriander leaves.

41. Curried Sweet Potato-Spinach Egg Muffin Cups (Gluten-Free)

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Sweet potato, spinach, and mozzarella are the stars of the show, each enhanced by the addition of curry powder. These innovative muffins make a mouth-wateringly good meal any time of day. They are easy to make and freeze for later.

These veggie-egg cups are satisfying and filling and ideal for a picnic lunch.

Tips:

  • Add fresh herbs such as parsley or thyme to the mix.
  • Spinach leaves can be substituted or mixed with your favorite green leaves. Try this recipe using kale, rocket, or beetroot leaves which are often underutilized.

42. Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins (Vegan)

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This muffin recipe includes two types of chocolates, dates and maple syrup, turning sweet potatoes into caramel pudding. These chocolaty treats are decadent and fudgy in texture but unexpectedly healthy.

Tips:

  • To make these muffins gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oat flakes.
  • Store-bought sweet potato purée adds more moisture, so bake the muffins longer to compensate.
  • Replace almond butter with peanut or macadamia butter.
  • Freeze in zip-lock bags for up to 3 months.

43. Sweet Potato Choc Chip Muffins

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Choc chip muffins are a great find in any kid’s lunchbox, but a nutrient-rich vegetable adds to the deal in these soft muffins. There are no added sweeteners in this recipe except for the chocolate chips.

Tips:

  • To make these muffins healthier, replace the chocolate chips with raisins, chopped dates, or dried cranberries.
  • Add extra cinnamon for more flavor. Cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer, making these muffins even healthier.

44. Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins isolated on white.

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Does applesauce, maple syrup, pecan nuts, and oats sound like a breakfast treat? Now add sweet potato and cacao and bake them together as the ultimate-fudgy breakfast treat muffin. This recipe by Melissa King is a winner.

Tips:

  • To make these muffins healthier, replace the chocolate chips with raisins, chopped dates, or dried cranberries.
  • Make a triple batch to save time later, and freeze these muffins for up to 6 months.

45. Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Purple Sweet Potato Muffins on wooden board.

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Purple sweet potatoes are tasty and pretty in these delectable, soft-texture muffins with melted Gruyère cheese and fresh rosemary. Stokes sweet potatoes have purple flesh and skin, while Okinawa sweet potatoes are purple inside but white outside. Both varieties have sweet, deeply purple flesh.

Tips:

  • Don’t be alarmed when the muffins turn green! Baking soda reacts with the anthocyanin that, gives the purple color to the sweet potatoes. It is a perfectly natural process and does not influence the taste.
  • Enjoy these lovely muffins warm and spread with butter.

46. Sweet Potato Muffins With Ginger Cream Cheese Filling

Sweet Potato Muffins With Ginger Cream Cheese Filling on a blue plate.

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These wondersome sweet potato muffins will add a festive note to any table. Bake them to complement your Thanksgiving feast or to brighten a birthday lunch. Freshly grated ginger mixed with cream cheese and icing sugar produces the best spicy sweet potato muffin filling ever.

Tips:

  • Substitute mashed pumpkin or pumpkin purée for the sweet potato in this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, but turn this down to 350 degrees right after putting the muffins into the oven. This trick ensures a good rise and a moist muffin texture.
  • Make sure to bring the cream cheese to room temperature before following the recipe for an extra creamy effect.