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Buttermilk Sweet Potato Muffins

So yes Thanksgiving is over and yes it's that time of year when I should be baking with peppermint and creating festive concoctions but nope, not me....When I needed to make a muffin I went straight for the sweet potato. And you're right, sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving but come on, don't we all think of Thanksgiving when someone says "sweet potato"? At any rate, I baked up some Buttermilk Sweet Potato Muffins this morning and my house still smells delicious. You'll like these...they are simple to make and you can add a variety of additions (what ever your fancy is)..I added some toasted pecans and wished I had some cranberries. Buttermilk Sweet Potato Muffins
  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour (preferably pastry flour)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pureed or masked cooked sweet potato
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners. Assemble all your ingredients and yes, I am a messy cook, ask anyone. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a bowl, whisk butter, oil, sweet potato, egg, vanilla, and buttermilk. Fold wet mixture into the dry; stir until just combined.

This is where you add the add-ins....like toasted pecans or cranberries or coconut or chopped candied ginger or.....well, you get the idea.

Fill muffin cups three-quarters full.

Sprinkle with a mixture of brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon right before putting in the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.  And then......


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  1. […] have a confession. I absolutely LOVE holiday baking. (Sorry, Mom! I know you just said you don’t love it) Peppermint and pumpkin are probably my favorites, but today I decided to branch out and make […]

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