Sweet Potato Muffins…yummmm!

Here’s how you can make this yumminess for yourselves:


300g of flower
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp backing soda
80ml buttermilk
80ml whole milk (or just 160ml of creamy milk if you can’t find any buttermilk)
1 big sweet potato, cooked and puree’d
115g room temperature Butter
135g brown sugar 2 eggs

If you want to add a bit of a sugary crust on top of the muffins, you’ll also need

70g of sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon
55g Butter

 Preheat your oven to 175°C ( 347°F). Get 10 or more muffin liners ready. Or if you have a muffin tray, use that, but butter it up first and add some flower. Then mix the flower with the salt and the baking soda in a bowl. In another bowl, you mix the buttermilk, milk and the sweet potato puree. And yet in another, bigger bowl, you mix the butter and the brown sugar, while gradually adding the eggs. Once that is mixed well, you alternately add the flower mixture and the milk-sweet potato mixture. Then you fill the muffin molds, trays, liners halfway up with the mixture and put them into your pre-heated oven for about 20-25 minutes.

For the crust you mix the sugar and the cinnamon, and melt the butter. Once the muffins are done baking, you brush some butter on each muffin and dip them, top first, into the sugar-cinnamon mixture.


3 mixtures. You need 3 bowls for this recipe.

Here you see the flower mixture


This is the milk and sweet potato mixture


Here’s the butter and sugar mixture, before I added the eggs


And here I’m gradually and alternately adding the milk-sweet potato mixture, and the flower mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Sounds more complicated than it actually is.


And after all those mixtures….here are the muffins. The crust didn’t come out quite right here. But that did not stop my son from devouring them. He loved them, not knowing there was sweet potato in it, and snook some out of our muffin box every time I didn’t look…and to think…he’s such a picky eater!


Sweet potato muffins

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s