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Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

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With the flavor of classic fall spices and the texture of healthy oatmeal, this recipe for Sweet Potato Muffins takes one of your favorite root veggies and turns it into a muffin recipe that is perfect for brunch or for afternoon tea. The fragrance of this recipe will fill your kitchen with a welcoming, delicious scent that will have everyone excited to dig in.

While summer flavors of fresh berries and watermelons begin to fade in the months of August and September, this is the time of year when other flavors start to take center stage. Vegetables like pumpkins, apples, squashes, and sweet potatoes start showing up on sale in the produce department of your favorite grocery stores.

Top view shot of Sweet Potato Muffins.

Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Vegetables like pumpkins, apples, squashes, and sweet potatoes start showing up on sale in the produce department of your favorite grocery stores. Sweet potatoes are known as a nutritious, fiber-packed food that many people love. While these root veggies typically come to American grocery stores with cheerful orange flesh, did you know that sweet potatoes come in other versions as well?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Oven
  • Pan
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Bowl
  • stirrer
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Wire Rack
  • Container


Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½  tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • cup cooking oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 piece egg large
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Crumble Topping Ingredients

  • ¼  cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • ¼  cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼  cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line your muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set these aside and move on to making the muffins.
    The ingredients of Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe.
  • First, in a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
  • In a separate, smaller bowl, stir together the mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla until fully combined.
  • Add the sweet potato mixture to the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon just until all of the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix the muffins or they will turn out tough. 
    A dry ingredients with wooden spoon.
  • Spoon the muffin batter into the prepared pan. Fill the muffin cups about halfway full.
    A combined ingredients on a bowl.
  • Now, mix up the crumble topping. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar and oats. Drizzle the melted butter over all of these and mix them well with a fork. Sprinkle the oat mixture over the top of the muffins, evenly dividing it among the muffins. 
  • Slide the pan into the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20  minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before you remove them and place them on a wire rack to completely cool.
    Muffins on a wire rack.
  • Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to three days or in the freezer for up to a month. 
    Close-up shot of delicious Sweet Potato Muffins.


In other places of the world, people grow sweet potatoes that have yellow, purple and even white flesh. Many people eat baked sweet potatoes, adorned with little more than a bit of butter. However, others do more interesting things with these root vegetables.
Sweet potato fries are a favorite of many, giving people a slightly sweet fried vegetable. Others eat sweet potato chips for a more nutritious version of the basic potato chip. Mashed sweet potatoes may add a bit of color to the holiday tables of many families, since they pair well with entrees like turkey, ham, and roast chicken.
If you have some leftover mashed sweet potatoes, this recipe is the perfect one to have on hand. You can recycle those leftovers into a new and exciting recipe. However, if you don’t have leftovers, you can still enjoy the recipe.
Just poke a medium sized sweet potato all over with a fork and place it on a plate. You can microwave the sweet potato for about five minutes or until it is soft when you squeeze it. Then, simply scoop out the cooked flesh into a bowl and mash it with a fork or a potato masher.
If you do not have a microwave, you may want to bake the sweet potatoes in a 400 degree oven for about an hour. Another alternative is to use canned sweet potatoes. Drain the sugary liquid from the canned chunks of sweet potatoes and mash them with an electric mixer or a potato masher. 
Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals. The bright orange color indicates that these vegetables have plenty of beta carotene, an antioxidant that is thought to have cancer fighting properties. These nutritional components are also thought to help improve cardiovascular health as well. 
This recipe also has plenty of fiber. Sweet potatoes give you lots of fiber. However, this recipe also provides fiber in the form of old-fashioned oatmeal. Oatmeal is good for your digestive tract and can help promote a healthy gut biome, which scientists say is wonderful for your overall body health. 
Be sure that you use old-fashioned oatmeal in this recipe. Old-fashioned oatmeal does not cook as quickly as instant oatmeal and quick oats. This will give you a better texture to your baked goods.
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