Ingredients (Makes 18)
1 sweet potato (the size of a regular potato)
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup milk (or yogurt)
2 cups whole wheat flour (see suggestions)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Time: 35 minutes
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon softened butter
Skip the streusel to make these sweet potato
muffins healthy with no added sugar
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line or lightly spray muffin cups, including top of pan, with cooking spray.
Cut the sweet potato into quarters. Microwave on high for approximately 8 minutes (it is done when the skin pulls off easily). In a small mixing bowl mash together the cooked sweet potato and applesauce. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, honey, and milk.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift or mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and remaining spices. Make a well in the center and pour in the egg mixture. Mix just until everything is moistened (lumps are okay). Spoon the muffin batter in to the muffin cups, 2/3 full.
For crumb topping: Use a fork to mix together all the ingredients until crumbly. Lightly sprinkle crumb topping onto each muffin.
Bake muffins for 18 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm.
Worried about compromising flavor and texture by using whole wheat flour? Don't be! There are many types of whole
wheat flours that are sweeter and lighter than the traditional kind. Hard white wheat flour
creates similar results as all white
but is much better for you. There are other choices, too, like kamut flour
, spelt flour
, and teff flour
. These are all healthier alternatives. So explore...discover...and ENJOY!