March 12, 2012

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Chocolate at breakfast does seem a little questionable, but I'm a first class chocolate lover so I have no problem with this little indulgence. I love making muffins and this sweet potato version has been a favorite lately, the addition of dark chocolate makes them pretty irresistible... if I do say so myself!

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Muffins: adapted from "Pumpkin Bread" in Joy of Cooking, 1997 edition.
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 6 tbs butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium sweet potato baked, skins removed, and mashed
  • 1/2 c dark chocolate finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin pan. Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.

Beat the butter in a large bowl. Add the sugars and beat. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Mix in the sweet potato mash. Fold in the flour a little at a time and mix until just combined.

Fold in the chocolate chunks. Spoon into the muffin tin distributing the batter equally. Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffin.

These are so tasty for breakfast with some fruit and yogurt, dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or just in between meals when you need a little something special.

Not surprisingly they are also a hit with the little guy (don't worry I don't feed him sugar and chocolate too often but he definitely inherited my love for the sweet stuff). Enjoy!

*updated to include quantity of butter


  1. oh these look fabulous..
    your son is the best endorsement!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy Monday!

  2. Top of the muffin to you!! Those look delicious, and I am excited to try this recipe.

    What an expressive little dude Little Smith is! Beautiful boy.

  3. What a face! Such a handsome boy. Thank you for sharing this recipe - can't wait to make and eat!


  4. That is the most adorable face. It would be hard to resist giving him anything he wants. The muffins sound delicious. Marking :)

  5. Ooooh, and I think I actually have all these ingredients- I love when that happens! How much butter???

    1. Ooh good catch! 6tbs at room temperature. I'll update the recipe. Thanks :)

  6. So GOOD!! I need to make these! Thanks for sharing!!