Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins
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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.    Click here to see 5 Amazing Sweet Potato Recipes
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 3 teaspoon 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
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  1. 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.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.
  3. 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.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the ginger butter ingredients. Serve with warm muffins.