These muffins were made months ago, devoured and basically forgotten about, minus the notebook on my desk with the recipe scratched hastily on it. They are a result of the Great Sweet Potato Debacle of 2013, in which I was trying every possible way to use up sweet potatoes (note to self: there are sweet potato gnocchi in the freezer). Unless you live in Hawaii, it’s been too cold for smoothies, I already made enough gnocchi for the Italian army and the hummus had already been conquered. What to do with the last sad, sad cup of mashed sweet potatoes?
I had been craving blueberry muffins prior to making these so I figured, why not dump whatever random blueberries I have left in the fridge into the mix? So I did. And luckily they were delicious, used up my sweet potatoes and cured my blueberry muffin craving – oh and gluten free, too.. The only problem is they aren’t the most beautiful muffins in the world but that’s the way the muffin crumbles (sorry, had to).
I’m obsessed with making sure I eat veggies with all meals and most snacks, although I’m sure I eat more veggies annually than the state of South Dakota (I seriously just guessed that at first then looked it up to be sure). I ate these for dessert crumbled into Greek yogurt or pre-workout. Or sometimes with nut butter as I passed the fridge. It happens.
Blueberry Sweet Potato Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
What you’ll need:
1 1/3 cup blueberries
1 cup sweet potato, mashed
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.
Put sweet potato, banana and eggs in blender and blend until smooth.
Add oatmeal, maple syrup, cinnamon and baking powder to sweet potato mixture and continue blending.
Carefully fold in blueberries.
Pour mixture into muffin tins until tin is 3/4 of the way full.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops begin to brown or a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Chat with me:
What is your way to bake with veggies? Do you have any other substitutions for bases besides pumpkin/sweet potato?