Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins

Last weekend I went to Eastern Market with my urban planning class. I have to say, Monroe, MI rocks my world. There were a bunch of farmers from Monroe at Eastern Market and Holy Cow! there were so many local veggies!

I bought:
kale, onions, leeks, red peppers, red lentils, carrots, and red and green cabbage.

...and oh yeah, 25 sweet potatoes!!?!

A classmate and I went in on a crate of sweet potatoes (for $6). Best. Idea. Ever.

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Muffins
A tasty way to use up all those extra sweet potatoes. (The crumb topping makes the muffin)

1 c oatmeal
1 c whole wheat flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 c ground flax seeds
1 cup fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
3/4 c sucanat (or brown sugar)
1/3 c oil
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used water because I'm lazy)
1 t vanilla
Crumb Topping
1/4 c oatmeal
1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c sucanat (or brown sugar)
1 T oil
1 t vanilla

For Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, flax seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Stir in sweet potatoes, sucanat, oil, milk, and vanilla.
Fill oiled/greased muffin tins 3/4 full.
Generously sprinkle with Crumb Topping (instructions below).
Bake muffins for 15-20 minutes

For Crumb Topping
In a bowl, mix together oatmeal, flour and sugar. With a fork, mix in oil and vanilla until crumbly.

I also made Orange-Scented Sweet Potato Cookies but they turned out pretty terrible... I refuse to even post the recipe.

Cookie fail.


  1. Sam, all these recipes you've been posting lately are phenomenal. I'm kinda on overload. Seriously, where do you find time to do it all??

    And I think true cooks always have failures. It means we were willing to experiment and that's the really exciting thing to do in life.

  2. Thank you! I have been inspired by the kitchen lately.

    I think that the most important thing that I've learned lately is the power of a good soup! They are so quick to make and you can make a ton at a time with VERY little effort. Then you have dinner for a week! (Or meals for a couple days if you're like me and have zero self control when it comes to real good food...)