If it’s too hot outside, get in the air conditioned kitchen and get baking!! Oh, is that just me?!! It’s Labour day weekend here in Canada and we’ve got a day off and it is sooooo hot!!
I made these Sweet Potato Muffins a while ago and still they are a firm favourite in our house. My hubby loves them and he really could not tell they were made of Sweet Potato! So thought I would make another batch!
The same as my Sweet Potato Choc Ice, I seriously didn’t not think these would turn out as nice as they do, as I admit, they sound TERRIBLE!!! but they really are so lovely! If you loved my Choc Ice, you really must try these!
The great thing is how good these beauties are for you too!
Sweet Potatoes are so very different to normal white starchy ones, they are full of beta-carotene and vitamin A which are essential for strengthening the immune system against infection, and vital for vision, as well as helping to build and maintain clean, glowing skin. They are also filled with antioxidants and amazing anti-inflamatory properties, which is so important for keeping you healthy. Sweet Potatoes contain no saturated fats or cholesterol, and are a much richer source of dietary fiber than regular potatoes. They also provide good amounts of vital minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium that are very essential for enzyme, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism.
Cacao Nibs are also a Superfood believe it or not! Cacao is the purest, rawest form of chocolate you can buy and I love it!. It actually aids weight loss (because of its high chromium and coumarin content), can prevent tooth cavities and it regulates blood sugars which is beneficial for diabetics and also helps to prevent cravings. Raw Cacao benefits the heart and the entire cardiovascular system as a whole.
I also use Oat Fibre in this recipe as it has zero calories and fewer carbohydrates but you could just use Oat Bran or Oat Flour if you wanted. Oat fibre is more concentrated than Oat bran and has 90% dietary fiber by weight, it is a little harder to get hold of but you can certainly get it online.
Makes 10-12 Muffins
- 1 Medium sized Sweet Potato
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp Natural Almond Butter
- 2 Tsp Natural Honey
- 2 Scoops Unflavoured Natural Whey Protein powder
- 2 Egg Whites
- 2 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
- 3 Tsp Baking powder
- 3 Tsp Natural Vanilla Essence
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Oat Fibre
- 2 Tbsp Almond Slivers
- Peel the sweet potato and cut into pieces, place in the steamer and cook for about 20 minutes until lovely and gooey
- Line a muffin tray with parchment liners and spray with low cal oil spray and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Add all the ingredients except the cacao nibs and almonds into the food processor and blend until smooth
- Stir in the nibs and almonds by hand so they retain their chunks!
- Divide the mixture between the paper cases
- Bake in the oven for about 20- 30 minutes when you can pull a knife out clean
- Allow to cool and either store in the freezer or air tight container.
TIP: Depending on how warm it is they may go off quickly so I tend to freeze them all and just pull them out when I need them!