Sweet Potato Muffins ~ Picky Eaters {Whimsical Whimsies}

Sweet Potato Muffins with Christy from Whimsical Whimsies ~ Do you have picky eaters? My three girls are usually very good about eating their veggies and definitely good about eating fruits. However, there are some that they will not eat no matter how hard I try. Sweet potatoes are one of those super good for you foods that my girls will not touch. I’ve tried many different ways of cooking and baking them. I’ve even tried sweet potato fries. You should have seen the misery they went through as they smothered them in ketchup and practically gagged them down. But today, I found a recipe for Sweet Potato Muffins that are so incredibly delicious, I just had to share them with you wonderful readers at The DIY Dreamer. It would be selfish not to share this recipe. They are that good!

Sweet Potato Muffins

Let’s dive right in!How to make Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins


  1. 1 c flour
  2. 1 c oats (I ground mine in the food processor to give them a finer texture, but you can leave them whole if that is your preference)
  3. 1 t baking powder
  4. 1/2 t baking soda
  5. 1/2 t salt
  6. 1 t cinnamon
  7. 1/3 c brown sugar
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1 c cooked sweet potato puree
  10. 1/2 c milk (coconut, almond, any kind works great!)
  11. 1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola…I used coconut oil)
  12. 1 t vanilla extract


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
    2. Mix together the dry ingredients (the first 7 on the list)Ingredients to make muffinsPicky Easters
    3. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.Mix Whisk
    4. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, but only combine until they are just mixed. Do not over mix.Muffin Recipe
    5. Grease your muffin pans.
    6. Fill about 2/3 of the way full. This made 17 muffins for me. The amount of batter I put into pans never works out the way it should as far as how many muffins I should end up with. But that doesn’t stop them from tasting amazing! And these will!
    7. Bake them on the top rack for about 12-15 minutes, but definitely keep in mind your oven’s cooking rate and time accordingly.
    8. I always keep a shaker of cinnamon/sugar handy for just such an occasion as this. When they came out, I buttered the tops and sprinkled them with this c/s combo…mmm..

Sweet Potato Muffins

Two out of three of my children rated this with 5 stars. One, still does not care for them. This is not an overly sweet recipe, which might be the problem for her, but it doesn’t need to be. The oats help give it a full, rich flavor that I just love. And the sweet potatoes are a perfect touch. Giving it a dash of cinnamon and sugar helps boost up the sweetness aspect, but I love them with and without it. Maybe little Ferguson #4 will like sweet potatoes, although it seems like a long shot the way his sisters choke them down. We’ll see. And, the rest of the sweet potatoes I pureed and canned for future batches of muffins!Pureed Sweet Potatoes

If you’re looking for more another yummy muffin recipe, check out these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.


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This wonderful recipe will be shared at these parties.

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  1. says

    oh! this is definitely a recipe worth trying for my 2 year old son! he is so picky and this might be a great way to integrate sweet potatoes! :-) & thank you Christine for introducing us Christy’s blog! just visited and really liked it! Happy Monday to you 2! :-)

    • says

      I have one of those kids too. I have to chop up spinach and mix it with mashed potatoes, which makes the potatoes green, but I think she likes that. :) I hope your son enjoys these muffins!