Monday, November 12, 2012

sweet potato muffins.

Sweet Potato Muffins from Mindi:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2  tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup pureed sweet potato (from 1 baked sweet potato)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs

For topping:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp groung nutmeg
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350; coat a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.  Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg together in a bowl.  Blend buttermilk, milk, sweet potato puree and vanilla together in a large bowl.  
Cream the stick of butter and brown sugar together ina bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy.  add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Alternately stir dry and wet mixtures in to the butter mixture, starting and eneding with the dry;do not over mix.   Fill muffin cups 1/2 full and bake 25 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish.  when cool enough to handle, yet still warm, remove muffins from pan, brush them completely with the melted butter, and rol in the sugar mixture to coat.  serve warm.

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