Harvest Sweet Potato Muffins
These soft and fluffy harvest sweet potato muffins are perfect for Fall! Simple, healthy and easy to make, they’re filled with plenty of sweet potato puree, maple syrup, whole wheat flour and an optional crumb topping. Dairy free.
I know, I know, I may or may not be pushing the envelope a little bit again with these dreamy harvest sweet potato muffins.
But hear me out. First, there was this chocolate sweet potato bread. Which a bunch of you made and loved … so I’m thinking at least some of you are coming over to the dark side. <— And by dark side, I mean team sweet potato in baking.
Anyway, that bread got me thinking that the sort of cozy warmness that sweet potato gives baked goodies would go just swimmingly with tons of fall spices and flavors.
Oh yes indeed.
Which brings us to today and these light and moist and fluffy muffins.
They are filled with PLENTY of sweet potato puree, a whole array of my favorite spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, oh my), diced pear for some texture and did I mention that there’s a crumbly cinnamon-y pumpkin seed topping?
They are naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup (and just a smidge of coconut sugar in that crumb topping) and have a good amount of white whole wheat flour to add in some whole grains.
Tips & Tricks
- First things first. Let’s chat about the sweet potato puree. Be sure to use a dry measuring cup when measuring out the required amount. If you use a liquid cup, the puree won’t level off quite correctly.
- Also, let’s be clear. For those of you that have never baked with sweet potato before – it’s very much like baking with pumpkin, just with a slightly different flavor. And definitely not at all like eating sweet potato with your dinner, capeesh? Cool.
- However! On that note, pumpkin puree would also absolutely work in place of the sweet potato puree. I just like to shake things up. Also, team sweet potato all the way.
- When measuring out your flours, scoop them into the measuring cup with a spoon and then level off. Don’t dunk the cup directly into the bag as you’ll likely use too much.
- Not feeling the diced pear as a mix-in? Diced apple would work just as well.
- And finally, be sure to follow the instructions and fill the muffin tins to ¾ to almost all of the way full. Because otherwise you’ll wind up with batter for 13 muffins … which is just obnoxious and uncool.
Additional Muffin Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
- Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins
- Cranberry Orange Eggnog Muffins
- Leftover Cranberry Sauce Pumpkin Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins
- Banana Carrot Muffins
- Healthy Pistachio Muffins
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Harvest Sweet Potato Muffins
These soft and fluffy harvest sweet potato muffins are perfect for Fall! Simple, healthy and easy to make, they’re filled with sweet potato puree, maple syrup, whole wheat flour and an optional crumb topping. Dairy free.
For the muffins:
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil, cooled slightly*
- ¾ cup sweet potato puree (store-bought or homemade)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup diced pear (about 1 medium)
For the topping (optional):
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon raw pepita seeds, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 ½ tablespoons solid-state coconut oil
- heaping ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the muffins:
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a muffin pan with liners and set aside.
- Whisk together both kinds of flour, the baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, coconut oil, sweet potato puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond extract until well combined.
- Add to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the diced pear - it will be a thicker batter.
- Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin tins, filling each about ¾ to almost all of the way full.
For the topping:
- Add the flour, pepitas, sugar, coconut oil and cinnamon to a small bowl. Use a fork or your fingers to work the oil into the other ingredients until you have even-sized crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the muffins.
- Bake for about 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes, then remove the muffins to a wire rack.
*Melt the coconut oil first, then measure out the correct amount. Otherwise you may use too much!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.
Fall is coming! These look like a great fall treat!
They look so delicious Ashley! Perfect afternoon snack with a cup of tea 😀
I love this unspooky treat! I’m currently obsessed with sweet potato, so I must try these!
I’ve made sweet potato muffins once before and they’re the best things ever!! I love this idea so much and would probably eat all of them!
haha I love it! Thanks Izzy!!
I am a full card carrying member of team sweet potato, I made sweet potato muffins the other day and I loved them. These ones sound amazing, I love the diced pear in them as well. Pinned for later 😀
I appreciate you – my fellow sweet potato-loving friend! : ) These muffins look so inviting and what a great thing to have for a fall breakfast with a hot cup of tea or coffee while looking out at the foliage. I have the foliage but need these muffins! haha!
Oh this made me smile! Thanks Monica!! 🙂
Sweet potato muffins sound so good! What a perfect fall treat for breakfast or dessert. Definitely screams fall and comfort food!
I love muffins of all kinds and these look spectacular! Love that the sweetener is maple syrup! Talk about a boost of extra flavor. Yum1
I’ve NEVER had a sweet potato muffin in my life, but something tells me that has to change asap! These little beauties are seriously making me drool, Ashley! They look so ultra-soft and moist!
Yes! You must try sweet potato in muffins!
You’re always coming up with creative ways to use sweet potato! These muffins look delish lady!
Well thank you!!
I would love to wake up to these awesome muffins! I shall bake a batch too since I love all the warm spices and sweet potatoes.
oh goodness, these muffins sound delicious! love that you included pears in them. so good!
I would so rather have a batch of these over candy! I love that they have pear inside and that topping sounds so good. Hope you guys have a fun Halloween! 🙂
I live for sweet potatoes and aren’t these the prettiest things? Spooky is overrated! I have everything I need for these and I love the sound of the diced pear….I’m totally making these. Happy Halloween!
Yasss! Thanks Marcie!!