Sweet Potato Cranberry Muffins Recipe | Good Cook Recipe #49

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Sweet Potato Muffins

We had sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving. Good Cook challenged me to come up with a recipe using Thanksgiving leftovers. My boys really like pumpkin muffins and bread so I thought they would enjoy sweet potato muffins too! At the last minute, my father-in-law said what about adding cranberries? The light bulb went on and I decided to add a teaspoon of leftover cranberry sauce to each muffin. These muffins were most and almost like spice cake. You could use leftover sweet potato casserole too!

Good Cook Pan

After mixing up the batter, I placed the batter in the Good Cook Muffin Tin. Note that the batter is thick! Make a well in the center of the batter and add a teaspoon of cranberry sauce to each muffin. In retrospect, I should have placed a little batter in the muffin tin, added the cranberry sauce and then placed more batter on top! Either way, they taste good!

Sweet Potato Cranberry Muffins Recipe | Good Cook Recipe #49
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 12
  • 1 Egg
  • ⅓ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Dash of Nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Sweet Potato, Mashed
  • ¼ Cup Cranberry Sauce (more or less)
  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add egg, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Mix in buttermilk, oil, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda.
  5. Slowly incorporate dry mixture with sugar egg mixture using an electric mixer.
  6. Add in sweet potato mash.
  7. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill the muffin tin cups about ¾ full with batter.
  8. Make a well in the middle of the batter and add cranberry sauce.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Sweet Potato Cranberry Muffins

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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