Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

I'm excited to be joining the Muffin Monday bakers again this month! Muffins are always a hit around here, but I tend to make the same varieties over and over.  I was browsing recipes for this month when I came across these Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins from Taste of Home.

I made some slight changes to the recipe.  I only had a half a cup of fresh cranberries left over from another recipe, but I had some dried cranberries on hand to make up the difference. Instead of the recommended cinnamon sugar topping, I used raw sugar.

The finished muffins are such a beautiful color, and the taste is amazing!  They aren't overly sweet, which is nice.  They were great plain, but also excellent griddled and spread with a little cream cheese. Thank you so much to Diane M. for sharing her recipe.

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Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added butter or milk)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Raw sugar


How to cook Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, sweet potatoes and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
  2. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffins comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
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  1. I think these must be better with the dried cranberry/fresh cranberry mix, Jolene. Sometimes only fresh can be a bit tart. They would be perfect for Christmas morning!

    1. I agree, and there's not a ton of sugar to offset the tartness, so I'm very happy I did half fresh and half dried!

  2. I can imagine these with a spread of sweetened up cranberry butter.

  3. Love the idea of mixing fresh and dried cranberries! Griddling them and then spreading them with cream cheese sounds amazing.

  4. Really love the colour of your muffins!


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