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Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • GINGER BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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