March 16, 2011
There's a vendor I've been buying from for years at our local farmer's market who has the most incredibly tender and almost candy-like tasting sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes take a bit of time to cook and since we eat them all the time in our house, I try to bake a bunch every Sunday or Monday so we always have enough for the whole week to snack on or to serve as a last minute side dish for dinner. Sometimes I get carried away and make enough sweet potatoes for a small army, hence the inspiration for this mini muffin recipe.
All I did was take a cup of pureed sweet potato and add it to an easy-to-whip-up batter. Not only did my kids love the bright orange color of these muffins, but they were also a major hit with a bunch of Chloe's little friends (aka my wee-testers). A lot more flavorful and healthy than anything you could buy at the supermarket, these sweet treats are something you can keep on hand for breakfast, lunch or any time of day.