This is my recreation of the delicious muffins, voted best in Toronto, from a bakery in Kensington Market in Toronto. They're vegan, made with spelt, and absolutely delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

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  • Place diced sweet potato into a small pan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain sweet potato; set aside to cool.

  • Whisk together spelt flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir together bananas, oil, and sugar in a separate bowl.

  • Stir banana mixture into spelt mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened; fold in dates and sweet potato. Divide mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

You can replace the sweet potato and dates with other delicious combinations. Pear and walnut are also a particularly delicious combo.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 32.8g 11% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 161.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
I thought there would not be enough moisture before mixing these, but there was plenty! I subbed 1/4 cup honey for the sugar, and used raisins instead of dates. My 1/2 sweet potato measured 1 cup of chopped sweet potato. These are wonderful tasting! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
I thought there would not be enough moisture before mixing these, but there was plenty! I subbed 1/4 cup honey for the sugar, and used raisins instead of dates. My 1/2 sweet potato measured 1 cup of chopped sweet potato. These are wonderful tasting! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
Delicious! I only followed the measurements and swapped most of the ingredients. I used millet flour instead of spelt maple syrup instead of white sugar coconut oil instead of sunflower oil and nutmeg instead of cinnamon. I added a pinch of salt and I mashed 3/4 of a large sweet potatoes along with the dates. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
Great plant-centered dietary choice! Moist hearty not too sweet. Followed recipe except to sub SF oil with veg oil. I had a leftover cold sweet potato medium baked with skin on so just needed to peel and dice. Used the whole potato. Easy to see why it was voted #1 in Toronto! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
This was a very delicious moist & satisfying muffin...vegan or not! I did use a whole sweet potato instead of a half. My husband who is not vegan loved these! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
Soooo good. I bake this for my bed and breakfast. I use a whole sweet potato and add a pinch of salt. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2016
Oh my gosh!! I was just sitting here thinking "Man I would sure love one of those spelt sweet potato muffins from Kensington Market..." and then I Google and found this recipe!!! I'm so stinking happy I could do a happy dance!! Yay! I just need dates and I'm making these!!!! Yum!;) Read More
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