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Breakfast Sausage & Sweet Potato Muffins

What do you do with the leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving dinner? Turn them into breakfast the next morning in these slightly savory, slightly sweet muffins. The sausage adds interest and the mashed sweet potato lends delightful texture to every bite. —Diane Roark, Conway, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup leftover mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained


  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, oats, allspice, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, eggs, butter, oil and syrup. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in sausage.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note
Decorative cupcake liners can be found at
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 291 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • shecooksalot
    Apr 29, 2014

    Loved these!!! What a great muffin for busy morning breakfast!!! I used ground turkey (with some added spices to make "sausage" (using this taste of home recipe: I was able to make about 16 muffins. Yum!!!!!

  • Angel182009
    Dec 3, 2013

    These were fantastic!! And it was a great way to get my son to eat sweet potatoes bc here lately he's been very picky and not wanting to eat any vegetables. He loved these and so did the rest of the family!

  • paulaneener
    Nov 29, 2012

    I have never reviewed but loved this so much I had to join just to tell you. I did modify the recipe because I had no sausage at the time but just had to try make these muffins. The first time I made them I added about 2 oz goat cheese. I loved them and surprisingly so did my kids. THey were surprised that they liked the goat cheese too. The next morning I made them again...a double batch because they disappeared so fast the day before, but this time I added some chopped pistachios and added applesauce for half the oil/butter. It was amazing. The kids still want to try it with sausage and we will but for the minute it is just simply delicious!! Thanks for a new and tasty treat that is so moist and wonderful!!

  • Brownie Lady
    Nov 27, 2012

    Tinkered with the recipe just a bit. Used cinnamon instead of allspice. Did not have maple syrup so put in a bit of milk to loosen up the batter some. I made 16 rather than 12. Moist and delicious!

  • krazykatz
    Nov 24, 2012

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