10.10.2009

just me and a sweet potato muffin

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Just me
by theUngourmet

Just me

and john mayer

on a drive

windows down

just half-way

the air is

warm

but crisp

and clean

perfect

autumn day

i feel

light

and breezy

the leaves

garnet

amber

sienna

remind me

of a carnival

Just me

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sweet potato and apple muffins
by theUngourmet

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup mashed sweet potato
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
1 cup peeled, cored, and chopped honeycrisp apple

topping
cinnamon and sugar mix
chopped hazelnuts

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar. Add the sweet potato, eggs, honey, oil, and buttermilk. Stir just until combined. Fold in the apple.

Scoop batter into paper lined muffins cups to nearly full. Top with cinnamon and sugar mixture and chopped hazelnuts.

Place into a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

I don't believe these could be any more moist or delicious. A perfect snack for a lovely, crisp autumn day.

Makes about 12-14 muffins


41 comments:

Jenn said...

Love it. The poem, muffin and song. More so the muffin (i.e. sweet potato goodness), but I love all three.

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't believe either. The muffin looks fabulous with perfect crowned top and golden colour!
Angie's Recipes

Barbara Bakes said...

These look so good I wish I had a sweet potato and I would make them in the morning!

Sophia said...

oh how delightful! LOVE it! sweet potato and apples! Perfect fall treat!

Danielle said...

aren't those honeycrisp apples wonderful? I used some today for a galette. Sweet potato muffin...I don't think I've heard of that before but it sounds great with all those spices in there....and the honeycrisp :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh honey I totally love the poem, your words are great, I could imagine being there.

Hey the muffin's were good too and the clip :)
xxx

The Blonde Duck said...

I love everything about this. I feel like I'm in the car with you, with my own muffin.

Donna-FFW said...

Kim- Id like to try these.. can u use the yams in a can mashed or no?

They sound lovely.

Cathy said...

Damn, I wish I had one of these with my coffee. Guess I better whip up a batch. Great photos, Kim.

Dajana said...

How lovely all this is. The poem, the muffins (I so want to try them) and the song.
Have a lovely Sunday, mine is half gone, sigh!

Ginger said...

KIM!!

Did you get a new camera?? Totally awesome photos! The sweet potato muffin looks delectable. I love the poem.

♥peachkins♥ said...

if I'm alone with that muffin, I would need butter...lol

the epicurean's market said...

Great post! I never had a sweet potato muffin before -- I'm sure it's heavenly. Love autumn days. ~Mina

Bellini Valli said...

These just scream fall and havung something comforting.

Mary said...

I loved this post. Poem, recipe, photo and song :-). The muffin is gorgeous.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo I've never had a sweet potato apple muffin! Looks delicious.

Heather said...

mmmmmmmmm. those look tasty!!

TKW said...

Quit tempting me with your baked goods!!! Love the poem!

Katy ~ said...

Sweet and delicious post, both poetry and muffin. I think I've been wooed!!

Mimi said...

Those look amazing. I wonder how'd they would work with pumpkin?

Krista said...

OMG! You know John Mayer?! lol.

Loved your poem and this muffin looks wonderful! I love sweet potatoes and muffins and I haven't yet tried them all wrapped into one happy lil' baked good...but I might now. This would be a perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes.

TreasureHunter said...

I am on a muffin kick right now. I will have to make these muffins. They look delicious!!!

Helene said...

What a great recipe using sweet potato. I should try these. Yum.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Hi Kim, not Kimberly! :D A sweet potato muffin?? Bring it on! Have you ever noticed with coconut people either love it or hate it?? You never hear people say, "Yeah, I sort of like coconut". Well over here, I love it. I can't believe you just make up stuff. That's a gift I was never granted I must say. Have a great weekend ~ ♥

Pam said...

I new I froze those leftover mashed sweet potatoes for a reason.

Chow and Chatter said...

what a great post love the poem oh and the muffin is awesome

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These delicious muffins just scream fall!! I love them and your poem!! Such a cute post.

I Wonder Wye said...

You have profilede my favorite muffins - I knew this was a good site!
Stopping by from SITS...

kirsty_girl said...

The muffins look really good. I will have to give these a try. Must buy sweet potatoes tomorrow.

teresa said...

ah, what a relaxing post, all of it! i love these muffins, you are the muffin queen!

Randi Troxell said...

i love muffins. i love sweet potatoes. why have i never thought of combining these... i will so be trying this one out!

Faith said...

Great post! For me, the toppings totally make the muffin...these have the PERFECT topping and look amazing!

noble pig said...

I want a muffin in the car!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Oh wow, those look wonderful! I love anything sweet potato!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

YUM! Delicious muffin, I love the topping with the cinnamon sugar & hazelnuts!

doggybloggy said...

I have said it before and I will say it again the only thing these muffins are lacking are my lips smacking them down - nice poem too!

lisaiscooking said...

These look fantastic! Love the hazelnut topping too.

Claudia said...

Absolutely delectable - the entire post. I'd walk a mile in the snow for anything topped with hazel nuts (and it is snowing).

All Things Yummy said...

It just so happens that I have sweet potatoes and apples that I've been trying to decide what to do with. I'm going to try out this muffin recipe. It looks too yummy.

Megan said...

That muffin, especially with that topping, looks to die for!!

Lisa said...

Good stuff. I love sweet potatoes but never think to pair them with apples. These sound great!

Oh, and I love the poem. Very clever and it looks pretty too!

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