Recipe For Sweet Potato Muffins

I cannot stress the importance of eating properly before training or exercising. Over a year ago Dave and I stopped eating starchy carbohydrates at night. We were given an eating plan by our gym owner which I tagged on to our current eating regime. I mentioned to a friend that we were not eating starch at night and she mentioned it to her personal trainer. The next thing her personal trainer had taken her off carbohydrates completely. She is a serious runner and does a lot of cross training and not a week later we were having lunch and she nearly ate the table while we were waiting for service. I could not believe that her trainer had taken carbohydrates off the menu completely. It is ludicrous to think that our bodies can expend energy if we do not feed it energy. Given that Dave’s routine is 2 hours, and mine is over an hour, I like to make sure I am well fed before heading off to gym. These sweet potato muffins are just the thing to enjoy. They offer not only a good energy boost, but they pack a nice flavour punch as well.

do you eat starchy carbohydrates at every meal?

Sweet Potato Muffins
Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 150g flour
  • 40g bran
  • 5mls salt
  • 7.5mls baking powder
  • 5mls cinnamon
  • 5mls nutmeg
  • 185mls canola oil
  • 100g caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 3 eggs
  • 350g sweet potato, peeled weight, grated
  • 100g pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 170° Celsius
  2. Sieve the flour, salt, baking powder and spices into a large mixing bowl
  3. Add the bran
  4. Whisk the oil and the sugar and then lightly beat an egg and whisk it in until mixed
  5. Repeat until you have mixed in all 3 eggs
  6. Mix into the dry ingredients until just combined
  7. Add the sweet potato and pumpkin seeds and mix together
  8. Line a muffin tin with cases and divide the batter equally among them
  9. Bake for 25 minutes
  10. Turn onto a wire rack to cool before eating

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Sweet Potato Muffins

  1. What tasty & truly magnificent sweet potato muffins! I have made them 2 already & love them so much, sweet Tandy! xxxx

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    1. thank you for letting me know Sophie – this makes me so happy 🙂

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  2. I try not to eat carbs after 3pm only because I don’t excersise (I know, I know…) If I every do eat carbs I find that I bloat very quickly and can’t sleep properly.

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    1. I used to be an exercise addict, now I train a few days a week and when we are away we walk a lot!

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  3. These look fantastic and there are sweet potatoes in the bin just waiting for me!

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    1. Let me know what you think of them 🙂

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  4. Looks delicious!

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    1. thank you 🙂

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  5. Oh, this looks delicious, Tandy! Thank you!

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    1. my pleasure Kate 🙂

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  6. These muffins sound really healthy and tasty, Tandy. I believe sweet potatoes are much better for us than ordinary potatoes. We’ve drastically cut down on carbs, but thnks for the tip not to eat any with dinner. 🙂
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    1. Sweet potatoes are very good for you – and tasty as well 🙂

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  7. Lovely recipe Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thank you Mandy 🙂

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  8. I eat carbs at most meals but with all the running I do, I need it! These sweet potato muffins sound like the perfect pre-workout fuel!

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    1. If I ran as much as you did I would also eat more carbs 🙂

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  9. Those muffins look good as well. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you!

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  10. I am afraid I do, not each day, but quite often. I think I’ll try not to eat it at night as well. And your potato muffins I’ll eat for breakfast.
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    1. They made a very good breakfast Marta 🙂

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  11. Your sweet potato muffins look really moist. I sometimes don’t eat carbohydrates in a meal but I need some through the day. After all many vegetables have carbohydrates naturally so you are always getting some.

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    1. With running around after teens I am sure you need carbs!

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