Sweet Potato Muffins (Heart Healthy)

       Servings: 12       Calories: 186

These are delicious sweet potato muffins that are wonderfully light and  tender. Have one with a glass of nonfat milk for a  great  breakfast, bake some to take along as a snack or a pick me up!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Organic All-Purpose Four
  • 3/4 cup Organic White whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Organic Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup  Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup  egg whites
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, if desired

Instructions:

Heat oven to 400°F. Grease the bottoms of 12 muffin cups.

  • Mix flours, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in medium bowl.
  • Lightly beat sweet potatoes,  egg whites, milk, and oil in a large bowl until well blended.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients into sweet potato mixture, mixing just until dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Stir in pecans.
  • Evenly fill muffin cups  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned around edges and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.

Heart Facts:

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B-6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2 and phosphorus.

 Sweet Potato: A great source of complex carbs, fiber, beta-carotene, manganese and vitamin B-6 and C, these potatoes actually help heal inflammation in the body.

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