Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Sweet potato muffin recipe

Fancy a healthy muffin recipe that's great as a lunch box treat or after-school snack? Try this sweet potato muffin idea that's cheap, quick and easy! Find more on Kidspot NZ



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150ml rice bran oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, steamed and pureed


Pre-heat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced.

Place paper cases in a muffin tin.

Beat eggs and sugar together.

Add dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Add the oil and sweet potato and stir to combine. Spoon into paper cases.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.


  • Be sure to sift the two flours together to ensure the muffins rise properly.
  • Don't go too hard on the stirring. Muffin mixture is supposed to look lumpy. Mix until just combined to get the fluffiest texture.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Alana at Housegoeshome and on Twitter.

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