Best Sweet Potato Muffins

What started out as a botched-up pumpkin muffin recipe ended in these irresistible taste-of-autumn sweet potato muffins (a long story!).

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
18 muffins


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (29 ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon allspice

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®), or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups with cooking spray.

  2. Place sweet potatoes into the bowl of a food processor and add sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, allspice, and cloves. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add milk, oil, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix thoroughly with a fork. Add flour and mix using a fork or spatula just until combined.

  3. Spray a large serving spoon and use to spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups until it reaches the top of each. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes; pop muffins out and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Cook's Note:

You can use soy milk instead of regular milk, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
8g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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