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Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Minced gingerroot and dried orange peel enhance the taste of these spiced muffins. I especially love the whipped ginger butter served with these holiday treats. —Susan Bracken, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, orange zest, baking powder, ginger, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine eggs and sweet potatoes; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ginger butter ingredients. Serve with warm muffins.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 243 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Mark
    May 23, 2017

    These were delicious and will make them again. It was necessary to add a 1/4 C milk to the recipe. It wouldn't have mixed up without it. I used ginger paste. A Couple of spice changes:3/4 t. cinnamon and 1/4 t. allspice.

  • Emproper
    Dec 4, 2015

    I needed to use some butternut squash puree that was in the freezer and some gingerroot that I had candied. This was perfect.

  • Maddi03
    May 17, 2015

    I loved this recipie and halving it is greatBut it stuck to the path pans I usedAnd it's not overly sweet and I made cinnamon butter instead of ginger and it tasted awesome??

  • Finnladi
    Nov 4, 2012

    Very easy great use for left over sweet potatoes. Not overly sweet.

  • yooperDeborahJoy
    Mar 16, 2010

    My husband and I loved these!

  • Terri
    Apr 11, 2006

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