Muffin Monday: Mashed Sweet Potato Muffins

I love how certain foods cost next to nothing certain times of the year… That’s the case for Sweet Potatoes or Yams around Thanksgiving. So I picked up a few for today’s blog post.

Sweet Potato Muffin

Mashed Sweet Potato Muffin

Mashed Sweet Potato Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 cups mashed Sweet Potato
  • 1 cup finely chopped Fennel
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare muffin cups with baking spray. (I did 18 muffins)

2. In a large bowl combine Brown Sugar, Cooking OIl, Vanilla Extract and Eggs.

3. Mix in the Sweet Potato and Fennel.

4. In a smaller bowl stir together the Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Salt.

5. Mix in the dry with the wet a little at a time until it completely combined.

6. Divide the batter evenly into  18 muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes or until the muffins pass the toothpick test.

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

7. Remove muffins from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

These muffins are delightfully moist, almost to the point of being creamy. Taster Bill called them “delicious and addictive.”

I think they’d be the perfect solution for left over Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes.


Ready to eat

Ready to eat


Just in time for Thanksgiving (or Thanksgiving leftovers)!


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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