HIGHLIGHTS

Close
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules.

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Commented

Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Cookstr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Total Time: Under 2 Hours
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
Sweet Potato Muffins

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

These muffins are a wonderful addition to holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving.

Yield: Makes 24 muffins

INGREDIENTS
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1¼ cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes or yams (canned or fresh)
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

Directions

Now

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Generously grease the muffin tins (for 24 muffins), and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and mix well. In a large bowl, combine 1½- cups of the sugar, the sweet potatoes, and butter, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and mix well. Alternately add small amounts of the flour mixture and the milk to the sweet potato mixture, stirring just to blend after each addition. Do not overmix. Fold in the raisins and pecans. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the muffins. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool thoroughly, transfer them to an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Later

Remove the muffins from the freezer, and allow them to sit at room temperature for 2 hours.

To reheat the muffins in the microwave, put them in a single layer in a resealable plastic bag, but do not seal the bag. Microwave the muffins for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until thoroughly warmed.

To reheat the muffins in the oven, preheat the oven to 400°F. Wrap the thawed muffins in aluminum foil, and bake them for 15 minutes until thoroughly warmed.

Serve warm.


© 2004 Ann and Scott Goodfellow
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

150kcal (7%)
46mg (5%)
1mg (1%)
101mcg RAE (3%)
85mg
9mg
2g
15g
1g
24g
29mg (10%)
86mg (4%)
3g (14%)
6g (8%)
1mg (4%)

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Denny's Ranchero Tilapia

Members save 15% every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

Outback Steak

Members save 15% Mon-Thurs & during weekend lunch at Outback Steakhouse.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

Member Benefits

Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today