Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Members of the Morning Glory family, sweet potatoes are really just edible roots. The red-orange sweet potatoes are slightly moister and sweeter than the tan variety, making them the best choice for this recipe.
Prep: 1 hour, 10 min. | Cook: 30 min. | Serves: 24 mini muffins
2 medium sweet potatoes, roasted (1.5 cups, packed)
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
⅓ cup pure maple syrup
¾ cup all-purpose flour or a gluten free flour (I like Cup 4 Cup brand)
¾ cup almond meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the topping:
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork and wrap in foil. Bake 60 minutes or until very soft.
Remove potato from oven and allow to cool. Scope the potato “meat” out of the skin into a large mixing bowl. Discard skin.
Mash potatoes with a fork or spoon or in a food processor. Mix in the mashed banana until combined.
Add eggs, almond milk, olive oil, and maple syrup to sweet potatoes. Whisk everything together until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the (dry) ingredients and stir together.
Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients and mix together just until combined.
Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling ¾ to the top.
In small bowl, stir together the topping of sugar and cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle a small amount of topping on each muffin.
Place on center rack in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until.
Jeannie Solomon is an accomplished and well-respected certified nutrition and wellness coach at the PJCC who focuses on holistic nutrition and whole-body wellness, providing the guidance needed to pursue a healthy, nutritious lifestyle.
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