Sweet Potato Muffins - Stacey Hawkins
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Sweet Potato Muffins

Looking for a creative way to use your Thanksgiving Holiday leftovers?  Try my absolute favorite recipe for sweet potato muffins.  Hearty, warm and delicious, they make for a great breakfast.  HINT:  don’t want to make them right away?  Freeze the sweet potatoes for future use and whip up a batch of these yummy muffins, whenever!



1 C                  sugar

1 ¼ C             cooked, mashed sweet potatoes or yams (fresh or canned)

1 stick            butter, room temperature

2 lg                 eggs

1 ½ C             flour

2 tsp               baking powder

1 tsp               salt

2 tsp              Stacey Hawkins Fall Harvest Pie Spice

1 C                  milk

½ C                dry cranberries, raisins or fresh cranberries* (add ¼ C more sugar to recipe above if fresh)

¼ C                chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or slivered almonds)

2 T                  sugar

1 tsp               Stacey Hawkins Fall Harvest Pie Spice


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 24 muffin tins with liners. In mixing bowl, cream together sugar, potatoes and butter. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and seasoning.

Add ½ of the flour mixture to the bowl and ½ of the milk. Stir to combine. Add the remaining flour and milk and repeat. Be careful not to over mix the batter as it will get tough. Fold in the fruit and nuts. Spoon equal amounts into the muffin liners.

In a small bowl, mix together Pie Spice and sugar. Sprinkle over the tops of the muffins and bake for 25-30 minutes until done (to test- insert a toothpick. When it comes out clean, they’re done.) Makes 24 muffins.

* cranberries are optional


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  • Marcella Johnston
    Posted at 14:02h, 26 October Reply

    Can I make this gluten free? Also, I use coconut sugar, does that change the lean and green?

  • Stacey Hawkins
    Posted at 11:12h, 30 October Reply

    HI there! Yes you can make this gluten free for sure. Simply substitute a gluten free flour combination ( I love Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour) following the package directions (Bob’s may tell you to add more or less as a substitution- follow their guidelines please)

    This is NOT a Lean and Green recipe for Medifast / Optavia / Take Shape for Life however. Only the recipes that are on the Lean and Green Section of the website are, and the calories/nutrition information are provided. Thank of you the question Marcella!

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