Sweet Potato Muffins with Fresh Sage

Inspired by the Step by Step Vegetable Cookbook

Ingredients: Make 6 large muffins or 12 small muffins.

* 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
* 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
* 7 oz finely grated sweet potato (about 2 small sweet potatoes)
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup grated double cheddar cheese (1/2 cup yellow cheddar + 1/2
cup white cheddar)
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 3/4 cup buttermilk
* 1 teaspoon fresh sage, minced
* Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin tin with Pam butter
spray, or lightly brush with melted butter or olive oil.

Peel and grate the sweet potatoes (I used a food processor for
grating). Measure 7 ounces of sweet potato on a kitchen scale. Set

In a large bowl, gently whisk together the flours, baking powder,
baking soda, minced sage and salt. Switch to a wooden spoon and add
the sweet potato and cheese. Stir to combine, then make a well in the

In a small bowl combine the olive oil, egg and buttermilk with a
whisk. Pour into the well and mix until just combined. Spoon batter
into prepared muffin tins one tablespoon at a time, dividing the
batter evenly among the muffin molds.

If using a jumbo tin, bake for 35 minutes, raising the temperature to
400 degrees F during the last 4 minutes. If using a regular sized
muffin tin, bake for 25 minutes, raising the temperature to 400
degrees F during the last 4 minutes. Keep an eye on the muffins after
you've raised the temperature to prevent over-browning. The muffins
are done when light golden in color.

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing the muffins from
the tin. If cooling for longer than 5 minutes, move muffins to a
cooling rack to avoid soggy bottoms. Serve warm with butter.

Recipe credit: http://www.bakingandbooks.com/2008/10/12/sweet-potato-muffins-with-fresh-sage/

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