• Sweet Potato Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

    by  • September 27 • Muffin and Cupcake • 4 Comments


    It’s about time I baked some muffins … especially now that the school started and I have a preschool freshman in the house how needs a  lunch box every morning. Oh dear, time goes by so fast… It’s been almost 6 years since I was a proud owner of a pregnant belly. Those were the days … when oversleeping was not a problem, not like now when I have 2 pairs of feet in the ribs, and there was tidiness in the house not cars everywhere … and dinning at the restaurant … Oh happy days !

    Back to my muffins, but still thinking about what hubby said “- just deal with it woman, that’s what happens when you have kids :)”


    •     1 cup mashed sweet potato with apple ( recipe below ↓)
          210 gr. flour
          100 gr. brown sugar
          1 teaspoon baking powder
          1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
          a pinch of salt
          2 eggs
          75 gr. butter
          1 and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
          zest of 1 lemon

    Streusel Topping

    •     1 tablespoon flour
          1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
          2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
          1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    Mashed sweet potato with apple

    •     1 large apple, cut into quarters
          1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into quarters
          1 cup water
          1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
          1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

          muffin cu cartof dulce

    In a large saucepan put to boil the potato and the apple in water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Leave the apple unpeeled cause it adds more fiber and flavor.

    Mmmm …. Fiber .

    Add cinnamon and vanilla and mix. Reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover the saucepan and let it cook 15 to 20 minutes undisturbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then drain .
    Put in blender. Press the ON button until sauce reaches the desired texture .


    Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Put them aside.
    In another bowl, mix together : eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, brown sugar, butter (melted and cooled), mashed potato and apple – until it reaches a smooth texture.
    Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones. Mix just until the flour is no longer visible .
     Do not over-mix the batter .

    Spoon batter into muffin forms (it is a softer dough).

    Use your finger tips to prepare the topping by mixing the flour + butter + cinnamon + sugar until you get a crumbly dough that looks like larger crumbs.

    Sprinkle crumbs over batter.

    muffin cu streusel

    Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
    Serve warm or at room temperature.

    apple muffin


    muffin cu yams


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    4 Responses to Sweet Potato Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

    1. 27.09.2013 at 11:09

      Pe-asta am salvat-o in to-do list!
      Pupici la pitici!

    2. 30.09.2013 at 08:09

      originala idee: piureu de cartofi dulce cu mar!

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