These gluten free sweet potato muffins have the weight and texture of a quick bread, such as banana bread, but perhaps a little lighter. They are very moist, and more importantly, packed with nutritious ingredients which I wouldn’t mind giving my grandchildren. And being that I used xylitol instead of sugar, I look forward to using them as a healthy snack for myself more often. These gluten free sweet potato muffins would make an excellent substitution for cornbread this Thanksgiving, as well. And they are a great way to use left over sweet potatoes! That was my reason for creating this recipe. Enjoy!
So moist and delicious, and can be made sugar-free! These gluten free muffins are one of my faves when made with xylitol. - Guilt-free!
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup sugar (I used xylitol*, making it sugar-free.)
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or very ripe pear, puréed)
- 1 cup sweet potatoes, baked, peeled and puréed
- 1/4 cup milk (or dairy-free alternative)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Carla's Gluten Free Cake Blend Recipe
- 1/8 cup flax seed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Oil muffin pans or use paper liners.
- Preheat oven to 350F°.
- In the bowl of your mixer cream oil and sugar together.
- Add egg and mix throughly, but do not over beat.
- Add applesauce, sweet potatoes and vanilla; blend well on low speed.
- Add all remaining dry ingredients together in a separate bowl; whisk well.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients all at once; blend together on low to medium speed.
- Pour batter into prepared muffin tins, 3/4 way up to the top.
- Bake for about 22 minutes and until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Transfer to a cooling rack as soon as possible. They will shrink down a bit upon cooling, therefore, the higher the tins are filled the better.
* Most xylitol brands are derived from corn. If you are corn intolerant, there are brands you can find that are derived from birch. See What is Xylitol? A Natural Sugar-Free Sweetener That Tastes Like Sugar