Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins*

Many of you are probably nursing killer hangovers this morning. Either that, or you are still drunk. So I made you muffins, because drunk people love muffins. Or, if you don’t buy that excuse, it’s quite possible I was craving sweet potato casserole and thought I would look ridiculous eating a Thanksgiving dish in February. Either way, you get gorgeous muffins to help you nurse that hangover.

Jorge and I stayed home last night and did NOT watch the Superbowl. It was pretty freaking awesome. Normally Georgie Boy is alll into football…but surprisingly this year he said he wasn’t interested in -what he called- “The Yankee Bowl”. And I was smart enough not to argue. :)

Instead, we layed around in our jammies and caught up on our Tivo’d shows and ate way too many of these muffins. (edited to say — apparently boys don’t wear jammies and I should be calling them pajamas…but this goes back to our never ending fight of me telling him to put his panties away and him yelling “Boxers, Jess! Boys wear BOXERS!”)

These muffins are like dessert muffins, but still muffin-y enough to pass for breakfast. The marshmallows melt and keep them super gooey and moist…and the walnuts add a delicious crunch.

Like with any pumpkin muffin, the sweet potato makes these muffins dense and sweet…but the real trick is not cooking them too much. Once these cool completely they will seem a little undercooked, but cut one open and you will see they are actually cooked through. They might quite possibly be my new favorite muffin…especially because they can help get me through till Thanksgiving!



Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins

Yield: 16 Muffins


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • turbinado sugar (or coarse sugar) for topping


Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Prepare muffin tin with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Toss in walnuts and marshmallows, tossing to coat in the flour mixture. Set aside.

Whisk together egg, canola oil, milk, vanilla, and mashed sweet potato. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Divide batter evenly among muffin tins, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with turbinado sugar. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it.

Let cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes and then serve warm! ...or turn out onto a wire rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



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28 Responses to “Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins”

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 6, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Your muffins look awesome. And better you than me cleaning up the flour all over your counters…but it looks awesome in the pics :)

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    Kathryn — February 6, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    I refer to my boyfriend’s underwear as knickers (because I’m English) and he gets equally offended because apparently that’s what girls wear. Whatever.

    Love your pics here, they have such energy!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 6, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    As someone who loves sweet potato casserole I am a huge fan of these muffins!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 6, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    I just made sweet potato muffins a couple of days ago! The can of puree in my pantry that had been there almost 2 years was driving me nuts. I loved it in muffin form. Yours are a fun dessert twist :) (mine were more on the savory side)

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — February 6, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Mmm, those look awesome! I miss the Fall recipes already. Good thing I loaded up on pumpkin and sweet potato puree to get me through the spring and summer! :-)

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    Lisa [With Style and Grace] — February 6, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Oh, I’m obsessed with everything sweet potato!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — February 6, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Oh, how perfect do these look? So wishing I had one right now.

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    Windy — February 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    So, I know you aren’t Dominos…but do you deliver? These look amazing.

    I’m a year-round sweet potato fan. The holidays and fall should NOT get all the fun. Think I’m going to try these this weekend. :)

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    nicole {sweet peony} — February 6, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    yummy! these muffins sound awesome! and i totally call my husband’s underwear panties too haha. he is never amused.

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — February 6, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Dangit! I hate you right now. (not really, but UGH…that sounds divine!)

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    Marissa — February 6, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    Wow! I am continuously inspired by your posts – your images are absolutely wonderful. So inspiring, in fact, that I created some free printable recipe cards on my blog. I hope to fill them in with many of your recipes (gotta keep organized) and bake away!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — February 6, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    You are right! When I’m drunk I crave muffins.

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    Nicole, RD — February 6, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    No joke. They should make the Super Bowl on Saturday for those who have to work Mondays. Just saying. I’m not one of *those*…but only ’cause I had a hockey game during the game.

    Anyways, I still want one, or 6, of these!

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    The Teacher Cooks — February 6, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    You made me laugh panties – boxers! I love any kind of bread made with sweet potatoes and I love you top pic!

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    Christina @ ovenadventures — February 6, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    hilarious I refer to all underwear as panties, drives my bf nuts. i love sweet potato anything and everything. mmmmm!

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    Kimiko — February 6, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    I could’ve used these YESTERDAY morning! Went out Saturday night and the bartender made me some stiff drinks…I’m not a lightweight, I swear. But these drinks were just ridiculous. So….for the Superbowl yesterday, I took it easy since I had to work this morning. But next time..I’m making these for sure!

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    Deborah — February 6, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I can never get enough muffin recipes. I’m definitely putting this on my “to try” list!!

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    Joanne — February 6, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    I’m totally a yankee, born and bred…and I totally didn’t watch the superbowl either. Oops.

    But I could always use sweet potato muffins for breakfast…hangover or NOT.

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    Living The Sweet Life — February 6, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Marshmallows, in muffins….. aannnndd for breakfast?!?! yes please :) I crave muffins, all the time – whether after a night full of drinks or just a regular morning. Great recipe :)

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    Krissy @ Krissy's Creations — February 7, 2012 @ 12:24 am

    Totally in love with these pictures with all the sugar. This is exactly what my kitchen looks like every time I bake. I was JUST thinking about sweet potato muffins. You are my reminder to make them again!

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    Megan @ Country Cleaver — February 7, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    I have to go home and bake now… And because they’re sweet potato’s they’re “healthy”-ish right?

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    Stefanie — February 7, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    What an amazing idea!! These look sooo good. Gotta go get me some sweet potatoes, and soon!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 8, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    No hangover here! 😉

    Great photos Jess. And I only watched the last quarter of the Super Bowl myself.

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — February 12, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I was mostly in a food coma on Monday more than hung over. These muffins sounds like the perfect excuse to eat dessert for breakfast.

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    Jamie — March 12, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    Just made these and they are incredible!!! I couldn’t wait and tried them right out of the oven, so they were really hot, but still great!

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    Elizabeth — December 17, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    I made these muffins yesterday and they were yummy. I do have a question? Has anyone who made this recipe have trouble with muffins sticking to the paper? I did make them Gluten free, so I thought this might have caused the stickiness..besides the marshmallows.

    • Jessica replied: — December 18th, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

      Hmm I didn’t have a problem with the muffins sticking. But I’m glad they were still tasty! :)

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