Sweet Potato Muffins with Pecan Streusel

Delicious, fragrant muffins packed with the wholesome goodness of sweet potatoes and pecans.



Step: 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 12-cup regular muffin pan with cooking spray; set aside. Pierce sweet potato with a fork 6 to 8 times; microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or until tender.

Step: 2

Meanwhile, stir together 1/4 cup brown sugar, pecans and 1 tablespoon oil in small bowl until just moistened but still crumbly; set aside. In another small bowl stir together flour, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.

Step: 3

Carefully scoop flesh of sweet potato in blender container; discard skin. Add almond milk, egg and remaining 4 tablespoons oil; blend until smooth. Add dry ingredients to blender and blend just until moistened, scraping down sides as needed.

Step: 4

Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with pecan mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove and serve warm or cool completely on wire rack.


Per Serving: 217 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 205.3mg.

The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.

To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.

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