Sweet potatoes pack vitamin A into these low-fat muffins. Great as a snack or for dessert.

Source: Parents Magazine

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cool:
25 mins
bake:
18 mins at 400°
Yield:
12 muffins
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Yam and Jam Muffins

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly grease twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, apple pie spice, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

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  • In another bowl mash the drained sweet potatoes with a fork. Stir in egg, milk, jam, and oil. Add sweet potato mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

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  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Cool slightly. Drizzle muffins with Jam Icing and, if desired, top with additional jam or preserves. Makes 12 muffins.

Nutrition Facts (Yam and Jam Muffins)

215 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 19mg; sodium 174mg; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 1166IU; vitamin c 3mg; calcium 61mg; iron 1mg.

Jam Icing

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Jam Icing:
  • In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, fruit jam or preserves (such as plum, strawberry, peach, or apricot), vanilla, and enough milk to make icing of drizzling consistency. Makes about 1/4 cup.

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