Mmmm… the house smells so good right now! I just created an awesome new healthy whole wheat muffin recipe that includes pureed sweet potatoes! Pumpkin has been getting so much love on the blogosphere recently I decided that sweet potatoes needed some, too :)
I love baking, especially healthy muffins and oatmeal bar type snacks, so if you like these, there’s more where this came from! These don’t have any oil or butter, but are still moist and delicious and packed with nutrition thanks to the whole wheat pastry flour, oats, sweet potato, and ground flaxseed. The banana and tiny bit of maple syrup and brown sugar add just enough sweetness without overdoing it. These make a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack while on the go. Enjoy!!
Sweet Potato Banana Oat Muffins
(makes 12 muffins)
- 1.5 C whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 C oats
- 1/3 C ground flaxseed
- 1/3 C walnuts (optional)
- 1/3 C raisins (optional)
- 1/8 C brown sugar
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 C canned pureed sweet potato
- 2 large overripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 C (overflowing) skim milk (or dairy substitute)
- 1/4 C pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350. In two separate bowls, mix dry, then wet, and then combine, adding wet to dry and stirring gently until the mixture is uniform-ish.
Spoon the mixture into a non-stick muffin pan (or use muffin cups). Sprinkle a couple raw oats on the top of each muffin to make them look pretty when they’re done :)
Pop them in the oven for about 25-30 minutes and do a fork check near the end to test done-ness. When the fork comes out (mostly) clean, they are ready!
Once they’re out of the oven, transfer them over to a cooling rack.
And them promptly eat one when it’s all hot and steamy, burning your mouth in the process. Totally worth it ;) These are so quick and easy and satisfying!
I had a great weekend — my friends Kristen and Brian had a gorgeous wedding last night. Here’s me bonding with their cake. ;)
Group picture with the ladies…
The new Mr. and Mrs.:
Their reeeeally good menu — hello, seafood bar!!
And of course clearly most of the night went like this:
Hope you all had a nice weekend! I ran this morning for the first time since last weekend’s 10 miler! It felt great to get back out there, and it’s a GORGEOUS day here in D.C. My knee wasn’t hurting at all this week, so I figured I was good to go! I did a lovely 5 miles :) It was nice to not have any sort of time/distance training pressure!
See ya’ll tomorrow for more good eats! What’s your favorite kind of muffin? Any ingredients you want me to experiment with next?