Virginia Feature: Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe
Fall is in the air! After a summer of record heat and humidity, the cooler temperature is a welcome change. The green leaves are starting to turn gold, and cinnamon flavored treats are front and center at markets and coffee shops.
Fall is also the peak season for one of the world’s most versatile vegetables, the sweet potato. Unlike pumpkin, sweet potato is naturally sweet, and requires little added sugar when baking. One of my family’s favorite ways to eat this super veggie is in muffins.
These comforting muffins are soft, buttery, and perfumed with the spicy flavors of fall. Kick off this autumn harvest with a cozy sweater, a hot cup of chai tea, and a Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffin. Happy fall and Bon Appétit!
- 2 Small to medium sized sweet potatoes, baked and mashed, and cooled
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup - 2% milk
- 1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup - Unsalted Butter, melted
- 2/3 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Cups - All-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon - Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon - Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Nutmeg
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
- Preheat over to 400°
- Line a 12- muffin tin with paper liners
- Whisk together sweet potato, eggs, milk, vanilla, melted butter and brown sugar
- In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until incorporated
- With a cookie scoop, fill each muffin cup with 1 large scoop of batter
- Bake for 16 minutes
- Let cool on a wire rack
Leigh is a Middle School Teacher of French and a Mom to a busy four year old. She loves to entertain family and friends, and prepare daily dishes for her husband and daughter. Leigh’s meals are often influenced by her mom’s love of cooking. Leigh also creates recipes based on her experiences of living and working in the south of France. She often uses food to provide authentic experiences for her students as well. On Fridays, it’s not uncommon to see her students making crèpes and sampling French “fromage,” as part of their lesson. Always inspired by fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients, Leigh’s dishes are simple, tasty, and always made with her family in mind. Her daughter, now three, is an enthusiastic helper in the kitchen. A lover of mealtime with family and warm summer nights, Leigh is excited to share some of her favorite recipes. Follow Leigh on her Instagram account @arecipeforeveryseason