Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sweet Potato Muffins

The following recipe is from the THRIVE website, as well as on the back of the #10 can of Sweet Potatoes. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate and 1/4 oil, but I didn't have concentrate, and I wanted to cut some fat out, so I just substituted 3/4 cup applesauce instead. I also cut back a little on the amount of nuts and butterscotch, again, trying to tone down our fat intake.  I think the applesauce might have made mine a teeny bit "gummier" than the original recipe would have produced, but they were still YUMMY! Hubby hasn’t tried them yet, but a friend of mine did and she said she really liked it, and there were no leftovers from the party I took them to this morning. It’s a good way to sneak a little fruit and veggies into your kid’s diet as well. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the recipe.

  • 1 cup THRIVE Sweet Potatoes (dehyrdatred)
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE  Instant milk (1 T powder + 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 Tbsp THRIVE Whole Egg Powder (+ 2 Tbsp water) 
  • 1/2 cup Honey, warmed 
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose White Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans 
  • 3/4 cup Butterscotch Flavored Chips
Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes in can

Bring 3 cups water to a boil and dump in the 1 cup Sweet Potato pieces. Boil 10-15, or until rehydrated. Drain.

Place rehydrated sweet potatoes in a blender with the apple sauce, milk, egg, (you can reconstitute ahead of time, or just throw the powder and the water in together) and warmed honey. Puree together until smooth.

Puree mix
In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Pour in sweet potato puree and mix. Mixture will be thick and sticky.

Final Muffin Batter
 Grease your muffin tin or use liners. Preheat oven to 400.  I baked mine as mini muffins, and they baked for 15 minutes. Larger muffins will take longer. I doubled my batch, and I still have what looks to be about half the batter left.  Based on that estimate, a single batch should yield 4-5 dozen mini muffins. And here's the nutritional breakdown on each muffin. Enjoy.

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