Sweet Potato Muffins
I’m constantly looking for recipes that are quick, easy, healthy and that my baby girl can and will eat. I was on the look out for vegan muffins that would be easy for my little one to eat but tasty enough for my husband and I to enjoy as well. I found quite a few recipes but none that I really loved so I decided to combine a few different recipes and play around with it until I made exactly what I was looking for and I finally did it! I was so happy when I made these that I took it to an Instagram poll to see if my followers wanted this on the blog, and 94% said “Yum! Yes please”. I’m excited to be sharing this recipe with you all!
Everyone who knows me knows that I love to try and eat healthy but I also love foods that are, uhm, not so healthy. Who doesn’t?? Haha! I’m a big believer in balance and not completely restricting yourself from anything, it only makes life harder, lol. So I love recipes that combine my desire to be healthy and also eat sweet treats.
These muffins mostly consist of oats, banana, sweet potato, cinnamon and maple syrup as the sweetener. I don’t feel guilty giving these muffins to my baby because I’m happy with these ingredients and it doesn’t give her a “sugar rush”.
What I love most is how easy they are to make. You just throw everything in the blender, and then pour this mix in muffin tins and bake. This mama LOVES easy recipes. One thing to note though, is that first you blend all ingredients except the baking powder, baking soda and salt, and once the mix is blended smooth you add it and blend for about 20 sec or so. I noticed some recipes included that step and some didn’t so I made the muffins both ways. Although they tasted good both ways, adding the baking soda, baking powder and salt later gave the muffins a more spongie texture. I personally liked it that way more.
My family loves these muffins, and they are so easy to pack for snacks or to grab with some fruit for a fast and easy breakfast. I will say these aren’t very sweet because I did make them primarily for my baby girl plus we are used to desserts that are not super sweet since I’m always trying “healthy” recipes. You can change up the recipe as you wish, substitute for another sweetener or add more, but we enjoyed them as is.
If you try this recipe I would love to know how you liked it! I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
Sweet Potato Muffins
These tasty healthy treats are great for the whole family!
- 1 cup old fashioned or gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup pureed sweet potatos
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 flax egg or large egg
- 3 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or line a mini muffin tray. Prepare flax egg if using flax egg.
In a blender add in oats, banana, sweet potato puree, flax egg or large egg, maple syrup and cinnamon. Blend until all of the oats are completely broken.
Add in baking powder, baking soda and salt and blend on low for 20 seconds.
Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin tin 2/3 the way full.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and serve.