Chef John's Sweet Potato Muffins

Chef John's Sweet Potato Muffins
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato (yams)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, plus more for topping
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffins tins with paper muffin liners. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, ground ginger, and nutmeg together in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar together until mixture gets light and foamy, about 2 minutes. Pour in vegetable oil and melted butter; whisk together thoroughly. Add mashed sweet potatoes and chopped pecans. Add dry ingredients. Whisk together until dry ingredients disappear into the batter, about 1 minutes. Let batter set for 10 minutes before filling muffin cups.
  4. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way to the top. Sprinkle tops with pecans and a pinch of demerara sugar.
  5. Bake until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool in pan about 10 minutes; transfer muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely.

03/24/2018
Chef John's Sweet Potato Muffins, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

Comment on this content
Walnut Banana Bread Pudding
Walnut Banana Bread Pudding
Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter; ..
89
Chicken Chili Verde
Chicken Chili Verde
In large 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat un..
85
Bachelor Grilled Cheese
Bachelor Grilled Cheese
Toast bread in a toaster until golden. Place slices of chees..
590
Chef John's Homemade Croutons
Chef John's Homemade Croutons
Preheat oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with a silicone bak..
311
easy garam masala
easy garam masala
Mix cumin, coriander, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, an..
609
Colorful Pasta Salad
Colorful Pasta Salad
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pa..
270
Old Fashioned Vanilla ce Pops (a.k.a. Pop Pops)
Old Fashioned Vanilla ce Pops (a.k.a. Pop Pops)
Pour cream soda into a bowl and whisk until no longer bubbly..
226
Homemade Greek Yogurt
Homemade Greek Yogurt
Heat milk and cream until almost boiling, stirring regularly..
103
Merritt Family Two Hour Turkey
Merritt Family Two Hour Turkey
Remove the turkey from refrigerator and allow it to stand at..
119
Chef John's Sweet Potato Casserole
Chef John's Sweet Potato Casserole
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/..
785
Chef John's Sweet Potato Biscuits
Chef John's Sweet Potato Biscuits
Cut sweet potato in half lengthwise. Cut each in half again ..
96
Chef John's Blueberry Muffins
Chef John's Blueberry Muffins
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 16..
485
Chef John's Fried Sweet Plantains
Chef John's Fried Sweet Plantains
Heat oil in a heavy-duty skillet over high heat. Place 4 to ..
81
Chef John's Potato Gnocchi
Chef John's Potato Gnocchi
Place potato in microwave and cook on high setting until coo..
209
Chef John's Potato Roses
Chef John's Potato Roses
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Generously gr..
81
Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup
Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup
Melt butter in a stockpot over medium heat until golden brow..
653