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sweet potato muffins in yellow cases on board

Spiced sweet potato muffins

Vegan sweet potato muffins, flavoured with spices and great for kids and adults alike.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine British, Vegan
Servings 15
Calories 200 kcal


  • 125 g plain flour
  • 125 g wholemeal flour eg wheat spelt or buckwheat or use all plain
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 125 g light brown soft sugar or coconut sugar
  • pinch sea salt optional
  • 200 g sweet potato purée
  • 120 ml oat milk or other plant milk
  • 120 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup optional
  • 100 g raisins optional


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  • Place 15 muffin cases in a muffin tin.
  • Sift 125g plain flour, 125g wholemeal flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon mixed spice and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in 125g sugar. Use your fingers to break down any lumps if needed. Stir in a pinch of salt (if using).
  • In a separate bowl or jug whisk together 200g sweet potato purée, 120ml oat milk, 120ml sunflower oil, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or lemon juice and 2 tablespoons maple syrup (if using).
  • Fold the sweet potato mixture into the flour until just combined, stir in 100g raisins (if using) then spoon into the muffin cases.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean and the muffins are firm to the touch.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for five minutes then remove and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days or can be frozen.


Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.


Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 79mgPotassium: 181mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2580IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sweet potato muffins
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