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Your boring holiday brunch just get a delicious upgrade with these Sweet Potato Muffins, made with Bob Evans Mashed Sweet Potatoes, sponsor of this post. This recipe, and all opinions are my own.

Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

I know what you’re thinking…Sweet Potato Muffins?? I know because my kids were thinking it too. Truth be told, I almost wish I hadn’t told them there were actual vegetables in these muffins because they had no clue. Not a one. Not an inkling that they were actually eating vegetables. That is how good these little babies are.

Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

The only time I’ve ever eaten sweet potatoes was once a year on Thanksgiving (and maybe again on Christmas) and those casseroles were just never something I enjoyed. Of course that was years ago, and well, my tastes have changed. Plus I do love taking on a challenge when it comes to developing new recipes, so when Bob Evans reached out and offered a sampling of their Mashed Sweet Potatoes, I couldn’t refuse. I stared at them for a while, considering the various transformation options, and I realized that they these mashed sweet potatoes would probably make some darn good muffins. Plus I could leave out any extra oil or butter since they are already so creamy.

Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

I did a little taste testing of said sweet potatoes, a little hesitant given my past history. But let me tell you – they. were. delicious. Like, stellar delicious. Like I could just sprinkle on a little cinnamon and slurp them up with a spoon delicious.

With the holidays coming, we all need some easy, delicious recipes in our back pockets to help us keep up with the demanding holiday schedules of parties, and programs and more parties and brunches. These Sweet Potato Muffins are topping my list this year as the must have snack to have on hand when friends or neighbors stop by. I’ll also be making a batch to deliver to the staff at my kids’ school on the last day before winter break because we all know teacher’s need sustenance to keep up with the craziness that is Christmas party day!

Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

These muffins are crazy easy to make, especially since the sweet potatoes are already peeled and mashed for you. Just mix them up with some brown sugar, cinnamon, eggs and flour (and a few other pantry items) and place them in well-greased muffin pans. They bake up nice and moist and tender, and slide out of the pans really easily.

Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack! Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack! Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

We love them as is, but if you want to add a little something extra, they would be delicious with a half cup of nuts, raisins, cranberries, apples or even mini chocolate chips! Or, for a little extra sweetness, dip the tops in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar. They are positively scrumptious!

Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

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Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Muffins

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You've heard of pumpkin muffins - sweet potato also makes a great batter add-in!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 18 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 22- ounce package Bob Evans Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 1 12-cup and 1 6-cup (or half of another 12-cup) muffin pans generously with cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together Bob Evans mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar and eggs. Gently stir in flour mixture just until combined. Do not over mix!
  • Divide batter into prepared muffin cups (Using an ice cream scoop will yield 18 perfectly even sized muffins). Bake for 30-34 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and tops spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Cool in the muffin pans at least 15 minutes before enjoying.


If you don't have sweet potatoes, just use pumpkin!
Keyword sweet potato muffins


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 163mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 5169IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast, brunch or a delicious snack!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. sarah says:

    Hi! I made the sweet potato muffins, and they are wonderful. Not too sweet.
    I didn’t have access to the potatos that the recipe called for, so i baked my own sweet potatos and mashed them to equal 2-3/4 cups. Delicious. Thank you!
    Will try another recipe right away.
    Love your website.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks for sharing the measurements that worked for you, Sarah!

  2. Betty G says:

    I want to try to make them with fresh sweet potatoes. I see the Bob Evans package says it is made with real milk and butter.. I wonder how much

  3. Jennifer Lifford says:

    I would never have thought to use sweet potatoes but those look amazing!

  4. Sam says:

    These sound incredible! I’m a sucker for anything with sweet potatoes!

  5. Jill says:

    These look really good and I’m impressed with how much actual sweet potatoes you put in them. Sometimes those recipes that say they have hidden veggies have like a half a cup spread across 24 or something ridiculous 🙂 I will Pin these to try!

  6. Kristen Chidsey says:

    We love sweet potato muffins at our house! I am totally going to have to try these.

  7. Sarah @ Bombshell Bling says:

    These look delish! I love muffins and I love sweet potatoes. Double win! ESPECIALLY since I wouldn’t have to bother with peeling or boiling them, etc!