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sweetpotatomuffins-2Before we headed out to Michigan this morning for the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I would use up some leftovers for breakfast.  I had a few baked sweet potatoes in the fridge and I’d been dreaming of using them for these yummy muffins, which was a recipe I had forgotten all about until I saw the leftover sweet potatoes hanging around.  The original recipe I found online called for graham crackers.  I rarely have those around, but every time I make my favorite dessert – Banana Pudding – I buy 2 packages of vanilla wafers and have right around 1 cup leftover.  This recipe is the perfect way to use them up by substituting them for the graham crackers.

After I started baking this morning, it hit me that these muffins would be the most wonderful way to use leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving!  I know most people doctor them up with sugar and marshmallows.  In that case, I would back down on the 1/2cup of sugar that is called for in the recipe.  If I were using Thanksgiving leftovers, I would start with 1/4c. sugar and taste the batter before adding the eggs at the end.  At that point I would add a bit more if it needed more.

Start by mixing the wet ingredients together.  In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together – using only 3/4 c of the crumbs.  Combine the two bowls of ingredients and mix well.  Fill 12 muffin liners 2/3 full and top with remaining 1/4 cup wafter crumbs.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25 min or until toothpick comes out clean.


I think you’ll find these to be so moist and fluffy because of the use of moist sweet potatoes and sour cream.  I used freshly milled spelt and I was amazed that it can turn out such a beautiful texture in a muffin!  I would never believe it’s completely whole grain if I hadn’t made it myself!  I hope you love them.  Happy Thanksgiving!


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Sweet Potato Muffins
  1. Mix dry ingredients together, including only 3/4c. wafer crumbs. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with liners. Fill 2/3 full. Top each muffin with remaining 1/4c. vanilla wafer crumbs.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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