Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins
Hearty sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and nutmeg combine to make these sweet, perfectly poppable Sweet Potato Muffins. These are a must-have at your holiday table!
CourseAppetizer, Side
Cuisineholiday, Southern
Keywordbaking, holiday, Moist Sweet Potato Muffins, muffins, sweet potato
Prep Time30minutes 
Cook Time20minutes 
Total Time50minutes 
Servings12 servings
AuthorI Heart Recipes


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes rinsed & scrubbed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Bake the Sweet Potatoes:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a baking dish, then place in the oven.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes until tender (about 35-45 minutes), then scrape out the meat of the potatoes.
  • Whip the potatoes until nice and creamy, then set to the side until it’s cool.

Prepare Muffin Batter:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until everything is well combined.
  • In another bowl, combine the oil, whipped sweet potatoes, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and fold to combine. (Note: the muffin batter will be thick!)
  • Using a scoop or 1/4 measuring cup, spoon the batter into the muffin pan.

Bake the Muffins:

  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean
  • Let cool before serving. Enjoy!