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These sweet potato chocolate chips muffins are ideal choice for breakfast as they consist of healthy ingredients. So soft and delicious these muffins are so tempting, you won't stop at just one.

Sweet potato chocolate chip muffins

These fluffy sweet potato muffins are packes with delicious flavours and plenty of chocolate. Great for breakfast, snacks or freezing for later! The secret to making these sweet potato muffins incredibly moist and delicious? Baking sweet potatoes. The combination of flour gives also interesting consistency and flavour.

These muffins are scented with ground cloves which pairs great with sweet potato, but you can use any other spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg or ground ginger. 

Sweet potato chocolate chip muffins

why are these sweet potato chocolate chip muffins great

There are really lots of reasons why you should make these sweet potato chocolate chip muffins. They are soft, delicious and packed with pieces of rich dark chocolate. These muffins are also healthy they hold sweet potato mash, whole grain spelt flour and way less sugar than lots of traditional muffin recipes.

And they are also so easy to make once you have sweet potato mash ready. Bake sweet potatoes whilst you have the oven on for dinner and then you're only a few short steps away from amazing muffins. 

Using chocolate chips or chunks (cut from a chocolate bar) yield a slightly different muffin. Chocolate chips hold their shape well during baking while chocolate chunks (which I cut to different size pieces for varying chocolate texture) are melty and soft. I highly recommend trying both options! 

Sweet potato chocolate chips muffins

how to make sweet potato chocolate chip muffins

MAKING SWEET POTATO MASH: Making the batter for these muffins start with making sweet potato mash. The easiest way to make the mash is to bake the sweet potatoes in the oven. 

For these recipe take 2 medium sweet potatoes, pierce them a few times with a fork and bake in the oven on 200°C (392°F) for about 50 - 60 minutes. You will know they are ready if you can easily insert fork into the potatoes. 

Leave them to cool for 4 - 5 minutes then remove the skin and mash using a fork or potato masher. Now, you have ready the most important ingredient for these muffins, sweet potato mash which will give softness, moistureness and delicate sweet aroma to the muffins.

MAKING THE BATTER: For the batter, first combine flours, baking soda, ground clove and salt in one bowl. If using chocolate bar, cut it into smaller chunks on a cutting board using a sharp knife.

In another bowl combine all wet ingredients using a hand whisk - eggs, muscovado sugar, Greek yogurt, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk everything until you get homogenous mixture. Now pour this slowly into flours, add prepared chocolate chunks and using a spatula fold together. Don't overmix, stir just until everything is combined.

This batter is enough for 6 standard muffins.
Fill muffin cases with the batter 3/4 full.

BAKING THE MUFFINS: Now, it's time for baking these moist muffins. Prepare the baking tray by lining it with 6 standard muffin cases. Fill each case with the batter 3/4 full. Bake the muffins in the oven preheated to 175 C for about 12 - 15 minutes.

Check if the muffins are ready by inserting skewer into one muffin. It should come out with some crumbs on it, so be sure not to overbake the muffins.

storing sweet potato chocolate chip muffins

These soft bakery style muffins are best enjoyed while still warm, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 - 3 days. 

Muffins can be frozen for up to 2 months. To freeze muffins, wrap them separately with cling film and place in freezer bags. To thaw, remove the muffins from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for several hours or heat up before enjoying.

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Sweet potato chocolate chip muffins

Sweet potato Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe

MAKES: 12 standard muffins
COOKS IN: 40 minutes plus 50 - 60 minutes for sweet potato mash
LEVEL: Moderate

Ingredients

  • 200g sweet potato mash (400g sweet potatoes)
  • 120g plain flour
  • 120g whole grain spelt flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 60g muscovado sugar
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g dark chocolate (60 - 70% cocoa)

Method

  1. For the sweet potato mash, pierce the sweet potato with a fork few times and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven on  200°C (392°F) for about 40 - 50 minutes or until soft and the skin is wrinkled. Allow to cool then remove the peel and mash using a potato masher or fork.

  2. Reduce the oven temperature to 175°C (347°F) Line 12-hole muffin tray with standard paper cases.

  3. In a large bowl combine plain and whole grain spelt flour, baking soda, ground clove and salt.

  4. Cut chocolate bar into chocolate chunks using a sharp knife.

  5. In another bowl whisk eggs, muscovado sugar, Greek yogurt, melted butter, mashed sweet potatoes and vanilla extract - until well combined and smooth. Add chopped dark chocolate.

  6. Pour wet ingredients into flours and using a spatula fold slowly until combined. Don't overmix as muffins will be dense and tough.

  7. Scoop the batter into muffin cases 3/4 full and bake in the oven for 13 - 15 minutes. Insert a skewer or toothpick in one muffin to check if they are ready. It should come out with just a few crumbs attached. Cool muffins for 3 - 4 minutes in the tray then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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