Sweet Potato Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pureed or mashed cooked sweet potato
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (scant) fat free milk with 1Tbs lemon juice mixed in
  1. Wash and dry the sweet potato, and prick the skin in several places. Microwave till cooked and then allow to cool, before peeling and mashing.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease 12 muffin cups or add paper or silicone liners.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk applesauce, oil, sweet potato, egg, and soured milk.
  5. Fold wet mixture into the dry; stir until just combined. Don't overmix.
  6. Fill the muffin cups and bake 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit.