Sweet Potato Pancake Muffins

 A southern classic in a pancake muffin hybrid. These are filled with mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and ginger.
I was looking at my calendar the other day and saw that Halloween isn't that far away. Only about 100 odd days away.
Meaning it is time to start making posting that give your insides a hug. That is how I feel when I eat the typical holiday spread.

With these  pancake muffins  you will not need to add extra syrup because of sweet potato.
If you ask me what is a pancake muffin, well it is a portable version of a pancake.
I've been make them for my niece and nephews this summer because I have been watching them and they love them.

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Jumbo Bananas Foster Muffins
Carrot Cake Doughnut Muffins
Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins


Sweet Potato Pancake Muffins 

Prep- 15 minutes
Baking- 20 to 23 minutes


3 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour, sifted
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cup Mashed Sweet Potato, drained 
1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar or Granulated Cane Sugar
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1. In a medium size bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, fine sea salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
2. In two small bowls, separate the egg yolks and egg whites. Set aside.
3. Beat together egg yolks, butter, sweet potatoes, sugar and vanilla until well incorporated.
4. Add in flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture. Fold until flour is incorporated, lumps are okay. Fold in lightly beaten egg whites until well incorporated. Still lumps are okay.
5. Cover mixture and let sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes. It may rise a little.
6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease two to three muffin pans. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full in a ziptop bag or ice cream scoop. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean. They will be bouncy.
7. Let them cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before taking them out of the muffin pan. Enjoy!

If storing them, let them cool completely and microwave them for 30 seconds to 1 minute when heating them up.


  1. Those look so yummy! Such a great color and I’m sure they’d be sooooo good with cinnamon butter:)

  2. These look delicious! We were only recently introduced to the idea of sweet potato in baked goods and were pleasantly surprised by it! Can't wait to try these :)

  3. Though i an not a sweet potato fan, this looks kind of good and my 2 year old daughter would like it cause it's not to sweet. I might have to try this out.

  4. I feel like this would be such a great fall recipe to make for breakfast. Maybe drizzle some maple syrup on top. yum!

  5. Wow, how delicious are these! Yummy! Would love to try this recipe for Sweet Potato Pancake Muffins! Lavern Moore

  6. These look so yummy, fun, and perfect for fall coming up here! :)

  7. cinnamon makes everything awesome. This is a cool recipe to use up the sweet potatoes stock at home.

  8. This is like the perfect breakfast food for me, I'm totally a 'muffin' girl... mmmmmm I can almost smell the goodness off your photos! xoxo

  9. mmmm these look tasty I would never think of putting sweet potato in a muffin

  10. Sweet potato pancake muffins is something I didn't even know existed and I absolutely love the sound of it! I love sweet potato, the flavour and fragrance of cinnamon will only make it better. Baking is a new found hobby for me and it seems I've stumbled upon a really unique recipe to try, thanks!

  11. This is something for me. Thank You, going to try tomorrow!

  12. This is such a great idea, finally I can make my boys eat sweet potatoes since they refuse and they would love the colour too.

  13. These sound like the perfect blend of soul food goodness and a tasty breakfast on the go

  14. These look so delicious!!!! I can't wait to try them. We have been in a bit of a muffin slump, and I think these will be so delicious with soup!!!

  15. Your new muffin recipe makes me feel more hungry! I love sweet potatoes and a great source of carbs. Sometimes we need that. Yummy :D

  16. What an interesting combination! I am curious to know what it tastes like. I think I will try this recipe this weekend.

  17. Sweet potatoes are such nice natural sweeteners and so flavorful. Would love to try this muffin recipe out!

  18. This looks super delicious! I love the combination of flavours too!

  19. I love sweet potato anything! These look so divine!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

  20. I love sweet potatoes and sweet potato bread. I can't wait to try this recipe!

  21. Wow, this looks delicious! I can't wait to try it out this weekend.

    Kasey Ma

    Email: team@thestylewright.com

  22. These look so tastey, and they seem easy to make!

  23. Your muffins look so thick and fluffy! And perfect. I bet their delicious.


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