“I love sweet potatoes and I am always looking for new ways to use them. I love sweet potato pie more than pumpkin pie, so I thought why not try a sweet potato muffin since pumpkin muffins are so good! These sweet potato muffins are not too sweet so they could easily be used at a meal instead of a biscuit or roll, but they also make a great breakfast or dessert option.” -Wendy Cannon, a cooking instructor at the Doctor Yum Project Kitchen
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and cube 2-3 large sweet potatoes. Put potatoes in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender. Drain potatoes and mash with a potato masher.
In one bowl mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl mix egg, sugar, oil, applesauce, and 2 cups sweet potato mash. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until evenly combined. Line muffin tin with 12 cups and fill cups ⅔ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Muffins are a great finger food for babies because you can pack so many flavors and nutrients into one bite.. Cut into small pieces or consider making into mini-muffins to make them even more fun.