Made using a cinnamon swirl muffin mix and infused with sweet potatoes and pecans, these quick and easy sweet potato muffins are moist, tender, and bursting with some of my favorite fall flavors.
We are gathered here today to join together these muffins and our bellies. I would like to thank each of you for coming to be a part of this union and promise that it will be a wholly satisfying endeavor. Because your belly and these sweet potato muffins were meant to be. Some might call it destiny, some might call it happenstance, I call it a blessing.
I whipped up this sweet potato muffin recipe a few weeks back out of my love for the Krusteaz cinnamon swirl crumb cake and muffin baking mix and my desire to start my personal sweet potato season off as soon as possible. The two seemed like they were made for one another so I tested out an idea and struck gold.
These muffins are moist, tender, and bursting with some of my favorite fall flavors. The best part though, to me, is how incredibly simple they are to mix together. I mean, you don’t even have to measure anything except for 1/3 of a cup of water. There is much to be said for made from scratch muffins, but there is sure praise left to go around for the shortcuts as well!
I encourage (urge) you to make this muffin recipe as soon as possible because I just know it will become a favorite among everyone who tries it.
- Krusteaz cinnamon swirl mix or a similar mix
- Canned sweet potatoes, not yams (see the end of the post about using fresh sweet potatoes)
- Chopped pecans (optional)
How to Make Sweet Potato Muffins
Drain your sweet potatoes and place them in a medium bowl. Mash them up a bit with a fork to make of sorts. Then add the remaining (the egg and water) to the .
Stir until it’s all nice and blend-able. (new word alert!).
Pour in the muffin mix—just the mix, not the cinnamon sugar packet.
Stir that up until well combined and no dry spots remain. It will be a little lumpy and that is okay.
Many of us are a little lumpy at various times in our lives and we are still very much loved as well. 🙂
Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups. I like to use paper muffin liners in these, especially if I’m going to be taking them places because it makes serving and handing them out so much easier.
You can get this pretty blue muffin pan in blue or lavender by clicking here.
Sprinkle the top of each muffin with about a tablespoon of the cinnamon and brown sugar streusel topping that came in your muffin mix box.
Top with a little sprinkling of pecans, if desired.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the center springs back when lightly pressed.
Note: after 20 minutes at 350 degrees these muffins will be hot.
Oh my goodness!
Can we all just meet up inside my computer screen for muffins and coffee?
Hurry! Hurry! Sit down while they’re still warm. 🙂
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- You can also freeze the muffins for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature and you can quickly reheat in the microwave.
- Here are some add-ins you can mix into your muffin batter:
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds (you can also just add these to the streusel topping as I did).
- You can easily use a mini muffin tin to make 24 mini muffins too. The cooking time should be similar.
- These also taste great when served with .
- Double-check the box cake ingredients, but these muffins are naturally . To make them vegan, use a instead.
Can I use fresh sweet potato instead of canned sweet potato?
If your fixin’ to use fresh sweet potatoes instead of canned sweet potato for your sweet potato muffins keep this in mind:
- Prepare the sweet potatoes (this can be done a day or so before if you like).
- Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the inside is soft when stuck with a fork.
- Remove and let cool.
- When the potatoes cool off, peel and mash the roasted sweet potato (fork or masher will do) until any big ole lumps disappear.
- Measure approximately 3 cups of .
Why do you use sweet potatoes and not yams in this muffin recipe?
Well, ya’ll, the recipe is sweet potato muffins, not yam muffins LOL. But seriously, keep in mind many sweet potatoes are incorrectly labeled as yams. This happens even more so in the South. Yams are not very common in the US. They are truly pretty rare. You definitely want to use sweet potatoes (pretty copper-colored veggie) in this sweet potato muffin recipe since yams are typically starchier than sweet potatoes and they tend to cook differently. So check the labels like in the picture below.
Check out these other sensational sweet potato recipes:
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
Sweet Potato Pie, Southern Plate-Style
Vegan Sweet Potato Cake With Maple Cashew Icing
Loaded Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows
Sweet Potato Bread With Cinnamon Swirl
- 1 box Krusteaz cinnamon muffin mix
- 1 can sweet potatoes/yams 16-ounce, drained
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup water
- chopped pecans for topping, optional
- In a medium bowl, place the drained sweet potatoes. Mash them up with a fork. Add the egg and water and mash/stir until well combined. Add in the muffin mix, reserving the topping packet for later. Stir until well combined and no dry spots remain. The muffin batter will still be lumpy but that is fine.1 box Krusteaz cinnamon muffin mix, 1 can sweet potatoes/yams, 1 egg, 1/3 cup water
- Line a muffin tin with muffin papers.
- Divide batter evenly among 12 prepared muffin cups (grease with cooking spray or use muffin liners). Sprinkle about a tablespoon of brown sugar packet (that came with the mix) over the tops. There will be topping left but you don’t have to use it all. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the top of that, if desired.chopped pecans for topping, optional, 1 box Krusteaz cinnamon muffin mix
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until lightly brown and they spring back when you gently press the center.
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Hey Christy, I have printed your recipes from my phone in times past, but for about a year now, it will not print the recipe from this phone–an Apple I 6. Some others will print beautifully for me, but only one blank sheet comes out when I try to print from your site. Do you have any idea why. I am a big fan of yours and what you stand for.
I have no idea Kathleen, I haven’t changed anything but I will see if I can figure out what is going on.
I made these delish muffins for breakfast on Christmas morning. My husband loved them! They are absolutely delish as they are; but, I kept wondering how they would taste if I added either a little cinnamon or pie spice to the batter. What do you think?
I say Try It!! I would love to hear what you think if you do give it a go!!
I would love to use fresh cooked/mashed sweet potatoes. Do you have a measurement I could use for how much to use? If not, I will just wing it (-: Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!
Do you have a sweet potato (yam) recipe for the muffins from scratch and not have to use Krusteaz mix that is just as good? Thanks for your help
I’m afraid I don’t. The mix is just wonderful in this, but it would be easy to get in the kitchen and play around a bit. Please report back if you get a chance to do that and let us know the results! <3
I don’t care for sweet potatoes but my husband loves them so I made these muffins for him. I decided to try one and it was DELICIOUS!! My husband took some to work and his business partner said they were really good the only problem was there was only one. LOL 🙂
LOL, too funny! I am glad to hear that you gave them a try as well, and liked them!!! Have a blessed day!!
Oh my goodness! Meet ya in your computer screen in five! These looks wonderful!
LOL, I hope you get the chance to try them soon Brenda!!!
I love that you make this so easy by using Krusteaz mix….I love their products, and it saves not only time, but at our vacation/weekend home, I don’t tend to have much baking ingredients on hand because of lack of space. Thanks SO much for your yummy recipes ~ I always look forward to what you share, and I love your sense of humor <3
Thank you so much Debbie!!! I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes and appreciate all of your love and support!!
I know these will be delicious,and I can imagine, for variety, substituting pumpkin for sweet potatoes, would work too. Baking for the fire station and looking for variety Thank you Christy for these great -complicated recipes that I can use as they are but can tweak a little.