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Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"This is easy and quite healthy. Add some toasted nuts and flax seed for a bit more protein."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 189 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen muffins)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. Mix sweet potato, egg whites, sugar, water, applesauce, canola oil, vanilla extract, and orange zest together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Mix flour mixture into sweet potato mixture until just combined. Gently stir cranberry sauce into batter. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until muffins are browned and tops spring back when pressed lightly in the middle, about 30 minutes. Cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 189 calories; 2.6 g fat; 38.3 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 275 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These are awesome! Though I changed a couple things. My applesauce is homemade, cortland apples. I didn't have canola oil, used vegetable. Did not have orange zest, used orange peel. These ...

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these turned out just okay. not terrible but I wasn't thrilled eating them. the texture was wet and the cranberry flavor was overpowering. might try them again with some changes.

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These are awesome! Though I changed a couple things. My applesauce is homemade, cortland apples. I didn't have canola oil, used vegetable. Did not have orange zest, used orange peel. These ...

I did not have canola oil, I used vegetable oil instead. I also used a homemade unsweetened applesauce and whole berry cranberry sauce. Right before baking, I sprinkled a little granulated sugar...

this recipes really great only one thing canola oil (and vegetable) oils really bad for you, you should us olive oil :)

I made 2 small changes. I upped the applesauce to 3/8 cup and omitted the oil all together. Second I used dark brown sugar instead of white sugar. These muffins are amazing, OMGoodness, I wan...

Followed the recipe exactly, including bake time, and the muffins turned out perfect. They did taste healthy. You can interpret that any way you wish. Liked the orange notes. Maybe cut back on t...

When making a recipe the first time I try to follow it exactly and make changes on the next bake if I want to. This time I made a few changes right out of the gate. First off, I doubled the re...

Delicious! I used whole berry cranberry sauce. I'd recommend sprinkling sugar or cinnamon sugar on top before baking.

Good muffins. I had to substitute all purpose flour, had no wheat flour, and olive oil instead of canola, used jellied cranberry sauce as it was all I had and used a dash of orange extract as I ...

these turned out just okay. not terrible but I wasn't thrilled eating them. the texture was wet and the cranberry flavor was overpowering. might try them again with some changes.