29 September 2011

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Muffins

My first Muffins of the Fall Season are here!

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Walnut Muffins 

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Oil Free and High Fibre

ONEearth Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Muffin Mix

I followed the Baking Instructions on the back of
 the bag, making a few variations here and there ;)

Poured the entire contents of the bag in a mixing bowl

I see speckles of yummy orange Sweet Potato in there!!!

Inside I found these large clumps, which I thought were
 simple unmixed flour, but were actually Sweet Potato Pieces

The texture was a cross between a Doughnut and Weetabix
 Cereal. I was going to grind them up until I realized that they would 
probably add a wonderful texture to the muffins once they've baked

Island Gold Veggie Fed Eggs

Large, white

The recipe calls for 3 Large Eggs, beaten

Normally, this is where I would add 1/2 cup vegetable oil,
 but I wanted to lighten these muffins up by adding a substitute 

Farmer's Market Organic Butternut Squash Purée

I didn't have Canned Pumpkin on hand, but Butternut Squash works just as well

2/3 Cup butternut squash mixed in with the eggs

I felt these Muffins need some crunch, so I enlisted the
 help of chopped Walnuts I had leftover from this recipe

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Stirring everything together

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients

Gently folding together with a spatula

Lined Muffin Pan with Paper Cups before filling them with
 Batter and baking in a pre-heated 350 F oven for 20 min 

For show, I garnished the top of the muffin with 
cute little leaf from my walnut tree in the backyard

It reminded me of a butterfly :)

The recipe makes 7 Medium-Large Muffins (10 Regular-Medium Size) 

Everyone in the house commented right away upon entering the kitchen, 
"Mmm! What smells like Spiced Pie? Can I have whatever it is?"
...These muffins were a huge hit! They are incredibly moist, easy to make, 
healthy, and the taste reminds me a lot of Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving :)


Anonymous said... [reply]

wow these look so good! (but of course). The addition of the butterfly leaf makes them extra pretty :)

Felicia said... [reply]

remember the pumpkin millet muffins you made last year? they are still my favorite pumpkin muffin recipe to date, and i'm making a double batch today :)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said... [reply]

I totally thought there was a butterfly on those. What a yummy muffin combo. I love fall flavors.

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

That's a fantastic combo! It's like thanksgiving in a cupcake liner!

Sweet potato is one of my favorite things to throw into food these days... a phase that has yet to stop.

Cait's Plate said... [reply]

YUM! I made sweet potato cupcakes a few weeks ago and they were SO good. These look incredible :)

Mari Nuñez said... [reply]

These look wonderful! I love the walnut leaf butterfly! Great recipe :)

Tessa @ Amazing Asset said... [reply]

Wow, what a glorious recipe! Certainly this has been bookmarked!

Jessica said... [reply]

I actually thought that was a butterfly on the muffin :)

This has to be my favourite autumn recipe on a blog so far, and the presentation is just beautiful!


Krista said... [reply]

Yummy muffins, Kelsey!!! You always do such a terrific job where muffins are concerned....

Anonymous said... [reply]

Kelsey these look delicious! I also love fall and sweet potato season : )

Feel free to send some to NYC ; )



Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oooh these look delish!!!

Chelsea said... [reply]

Oh darn, when I saw the title for this post I was hoping it would be a recipe from scratch so that I could make them! :P They look amazing!

Emily said... [reply]

these look divine!! perfect for fall.


Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Your photos in this post are stunning, and so festive :-)

Kat @ Cupcake Kat said... [reply]

I love your photos. It is so beautiful!

Emily said... [reply]

hooray for fall muffins! i think cinnamon makes anything smell pretty fantastic. :)

Lauren said... [reply]

These look great!! Yumm :)

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I like all the fallen leaves in the background - very festive :)

I think I need to bake some muffins this weekend.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wah, that muffin looks like something with a crazy good texture, something delicious to bite into, most definitely ;]

Unknown said... [reply]

Made these this weekend, soo yummy!! Love the idea of using butternut squash or pumpkin instead of the oil, that was the only concern I had about these.

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