Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet Potato Muffins

Wonderful and moist, but I'd suggest going a little lighter on the honey.

2/3 cup cooked sweet potatoes or yams       
4 Tbsp. butter                                                 
½ cup honey                                                   
1 egg                                                                
¾ cup unbleached flour                                   
2 tsp. baking powder                                      
½ tsp. salt                                                       
½ tsp. cinnamon                                            
¼ tsp. nutmeg                                                
¼ cup milk or water                                        
¼ cup chopped raisins                                   
¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream butter; add honey, potatoes and egg.  Mix well.  Add dry ingredients and mix.  Add liquid, raisins and nuts; mix until blended.  Do not overmix.  If too wet, add a bit more flour.  Pour into greased muffin tins, filling each completely full.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Yields 6 large muffins.  Make a large batch and freeze some.  Brighter colors in fruits and vegetables provide more vitamins, so choose deep orange yams.