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Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Taste of Home

Minced ginger and dried orange peel enhance the taste of these spiced muffins. I especially love the whipped ginger butter served with these holiday treats. — Susan Bracken, State College, Pa.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home and RecipesAcrossAmerica

 

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Ingredients

For the muffins

  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 3 Teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided

For the ginger butter

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger

Directions

For the muffins

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, orange peel, baking powder, ginger, salt, and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine eggs and sweet potatoes; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 400 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

For the ginger butter

In a small bowl, combine the ginger butter ingredients. Serve with warm muffins.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving222
Total Fat9g13%
Sugar20gN/A
Saturated5g26%
Cholesterol47mg16%
Protein3g6%
Carbs34g11%
Vitamin A155µg17%
Vitamin C0.9mg1.6%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.4mg1.8%
Vitamin K1µg1.2%
Calcium56mg6%
Fiber0.9g3.6%
Folate (food)10µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)51µg13%
Folic acid24µgN/A
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium8mg2%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg5%
Phosphorus96mg14%
Polyunsaturated0.5gN/A
Potassium71mg2%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg7.3%
Sodium140mg6%
Sugars, added18gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9%
Trans0.3gN/A
Zinc0.3mg1.7%