Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Potato Muffins...

I've been rediscovering sweet potatoes as an adult, and this recipe was AMAZING!!! These muffins are definitely in the category of "best ever!" Enjoy!

Adapted from D. Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone:"

1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (I used a combination of dates and dried cherries (highly recommended), but candied ginger or raisins would also be really good)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup or less light brown sugar
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk (or soymilk)
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix eggs, oil, molasses, milk, and sweet potato until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon until uniform. Stir in the fruit and nuts. Add the wet mixture all at once, and stir just until everything is moistened. Spoon into a greased muffin tin (I filled the cups all the way to the top and made big muffins), and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.