Monday, February 11, 2013

Secret Recipe Club - Sweet Potato Muffins

Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that all of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month my assignment was No Reason Needed.  I had so much fun reading through this blog and such a hard time deciding on what to make.  I settled on these Sweet Potato Muffins because - well- because I was actually looking for a muffin recipe and this sounded different.  In a true to myself fashion, (remember the Cassoulet incident?)I only read through the ingredients when I decided to make this and it wasn't until I was waiting for the muffins to come out of the oven did I see this, 

"VERDICT: My daughter: “They’re a-l-r-i-g-h-t”. With the absence of baking soda in this recipe, the muffins were rather flat in appearance and I would suggest substituting the 2 tsp. baking powder with 1 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. baking soda. Having baked the LARGE sweet potato in the oven at 400 degrees for 1hr15mins, I would suggest boiling the potato(s) next time to help soften them faster/easier. Though palatable; without a few tweaks I don’t necessarily think I’ll be making this particular recipe again

Yup - when will I learn to read a recipe all the way through!
The good news is - We really liked these.  And by we, I mean Sweet Girl and I, but we are big time sweet potato lovers.  Little Man liked them until his sister thought it would be fun to tell him that his muffin had sweet potato in it then no amount of added Nutella could get him to eat it.  Hubby does not like sweet potatoes and there was no fooling him - these were not his favorite.

But honestly - I did like them and I would make them again for me and my Sweet Girl.

recipe adapted from No Reason Needed
1/2 c butter
1 1/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 c cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour (this was my substitution - the recipe calls for regular flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 c milk
1/4 c chopped nuts (optional)


Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well. Blend in the cooked and mashed sweet potatoes. Sift flour,baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add alternately with milk to the mixture. Fold in nuts if desired. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

Last Months SRC Recipe - Butternut Squash Fries

Last February SRC Recipe - Peach Oatmeal Bars

Secret Recipe Club



  1. Hmm, these sound pretty good to me!

  2. I can't tell you how many times I've make a recipe only to figure out I left something out or mixed it wrong or baked at the wrong temp, etc. etc. I think I will never learn. I love the idea of sweet potato muffins. Wonder how adding a few chocolate chips would be?

  3. HAHA - so funny that your little man wouldn't eat them when he knew about the sweet potatoes. Kids are so silly :) The muffins look great!!

  4. These would be a great option for me when my son is ready to start finger foods and I'm sure my daughter would love them now. Great SRC choice!

  5. So glad you enjoyed them. It's always great to see how taste palette's differ and what may not be your cup of tea is well rec'd by others.

  6. Your muffins look really delicious! I think they would be good with apple butter!

  7. The muffins are such a great concept! Sorry they didn't quite work out!

  8. These would probably be a favorite in our house as both me and my daughter are great big sweet potato fans. Thanks for sharing your tips and recipe.

  9. I'm not a big fan of sweet potatoes, but this sounds pretty darn good. I'm adding to my list to try.


  10. These sound pretty darn good. :)

  11. I love sweet potato anything. Never thought of a muffin, but one of my favorite cakes is a chocolate marble sweet potato cake.
    I almost always sub whole wheat flour in things I'm going to eat. Then it's healthy, right? ;)

  12. Looks good! I have a similar recipe with a little less sugar for "toddler" muffins. I keep a bag in the freezer for easy snacks when I need something quick. And I might also sneak a few for myself!

  13. What a nice alternative use of a sweet potato and unique muffin flavor. And I'm super intrigued by this idea of nutella spread on the sweet potato muffin. Yum!

  14. Hi Danielle,
    We just love Sweet Potato's so we will really enjoy your Sweet Potato Muffins, they look awesome.
    Happy Valentine Day!
    Miz Helen
    SRC Group B

  15. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. yum!!! THanks for sharing!
    amy @

  17. These look wonderful. I love sweet potato anything. Can't wait to try them!

  18. My family isn't big on sweet potatoes, but I try to sneak them into baked goods every once in a while because I love them! The muffins look great!!!

  19. My family doesn't like sweet potatoes, but I do. They didn't notice the pumpkin in my pumpkin muffins so I bet they wouldn't mind these either. It's worth a try!


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