The Best Sweet Potato Muffins

It’s Fall. That means fresh sweet potatoes. And one good thing about living in a farmland is that farmers are very generous after harvesting their crops. When they’re done, they give you a chance to get your bucket and dig the land for sweet potatoes that they don’t need anymore before they start a new crop for something else. I guessing, cotton. Trust me, there’s a lot of leftovers in the ground. You must have patience and love eating sweet potatoes to enjoy digging into all that dirt. My husband went out there a few weeks ago and came home with over 100 pounds of sweet potatoes. I’ve already made sweet potato pies which I will post some other time.

Right now, let me share with you my sweet potato muffins recipe that I adapted from from Paula Deen ‘s sweet potato biscuits recipe.

The Best Sweet Potato Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sweet potatoes boiled, peeled, and mashed
  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 4 tbsp milk


  • Remove the plasctic wrapping of the sweet potatoes. Was thoroughly. Boil sweet potatoes in water until soft. Peel and mashed. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate, large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and butter. Add the flour mixture to the potato mixture and mix to make a soft dough. Then add milk a tablespoon at a time to mixture and continue to cut in.
  • If you’re not going to make biscuits, Ignore the next part of the instructions.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured board and toss lightly until the outside of the dough looks smooth. Roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased pan and coat tops with melted butter.
    For muffins, which is how I made mine, just scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto muffin/cupcake pans.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes. (Watch your oven: If the biscuits are browning too fast, lower the temperature.)

Sweet Potato muffins or biscuits would make a delicious side dish during Thanksgiving or Christmas. Enjoy!

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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