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Kids love these sweet muffins and they are full of nutrition. Yam muffins can be a delicious treat year-round.
Also see Article: Louisiana Sweet Potatoes

Makes 18 to 20 muffins.

• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
• 3/4 cup light brown sugar
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup skim milk
• 1 (15-oz) can yams (sweet potatoes), drained and mashed or 1 cup fresh yams, cooked and mashed
• 1 tbsp. grated orange rind
• 1/3 cup orange juice
• 1 large egg
• 1 large egg white
• 1/3 cup canola oil
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In large bowl, combine together the flour, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, brown sugar and sugar, mixing well.

In another bowl, combine together the milk, mashed yams, orange rind, orange juice, egg, egg white, oil and vanilla.

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Spoon the batter into muffin pans lined with a paper cup or coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the muffins are done. 

Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry -
* Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.


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