Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sweet Potato Muffins

1/2 c butter
1 1/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 c cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
1 1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 c milk
1/4 c chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease muffin tins. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Blend in sweet potatoes. Sift flour with baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add alternately with milk. Fold in nuts if desired. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

**I have made these twice with sweet potatoes from Bountiful Baskets. I just stick the sweet potatoes in the oven at about 350 for 20-30 minutes, until they are soft and fall easily from their jackets. They are easy to mash with a potato masher. Both times they have been eaten up within a day. Really yummy!