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Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Bold autumn flavors of sweet potatoes, cranberries and cinnamon give seasonal appeal to these golden muffins. I recommended them for a change-of-pace treat with a meal, packed into a lunch box or as a snack. —Diane Musil, Lyons, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added butter or milk)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Cinnamon-sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, sweet potatoes and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
  • 2. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffins comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 155 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Really great change-of-pace, seasonal muffin. All sorts of good flavors going on, holiday spice, tart cranberry, sweet sugar topping. A great conversation top, too! I made mine in jumbo muffin format and they made a nice hearty, portable winter breakfast treat."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"Instead of the cranberries can you use raisins?"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Wonderful! The only thing I changed is I added chopped pecans, because my husband loves nuts. I just made a triple batch and froze the extra, and they defrost beautifully!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"My kids and I made these when we were stuck inside on a rainy day, and we loved them! Great flavor and very moist for something so low in fat and calories."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"These are so good!! I used the dried cranberries and they were awesome!! I let the dried cranberries soake in some warm water while I was putting the batter together they were nice and plump!!!"

Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Awesome muffins! I have also made this recipe with craisins since they pack the flavor. Kids love these muffins. It's a great way to get some vitamins in them."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"I really liked the recipe. I think I will try it with a little more, 3/4c. sweet potato next time. I thought the cranberries out flavored the potato, but still really loved it."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"Fall is my favorite season. These muffins bring a little bit of fall to my kitchen any time of year. Tried them with dried cranberries. Turned out okay, but fresh cranberries are definitely preferred."

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