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Sweet Potato Muffins With Pecans and Crumble Topping

Sweet Potato Muffins With Pecans and Crumble Topping

Simple and quick to make these moist and soft sweet potato muffins with pecans are hard to put down. These are perfect as a snack or as a gift during the holidays.
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Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 25 mins
Total Time : 45 mins
Course : Desserts, Snacks
Servings : 12 muffins
Calories : 419 : kcal
Author : Harriet

EQUIPMENT

  • scales and or metric measuring cups and spoons
  • Large mixing bowl
  • sieve
  • Mixing spoon
  • 12 hole muffin tin
  • muffin liner bought or make your own (there's a link at the end of the recipe for instructions to make them)
  • Cake rack

INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • teaspoon ground clove powder
  • 90 grams brown sugar
  • 55 grams sugar
  • 90 grams pecans roughly chopped

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 420 grams sweet potatoes cooked, mashed and cooled

Crumble Topping

  • 75 grams plain flour
  • 55 grams sugar
  • 55 grams brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 125 grams butter melted

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners

  • Mix the Dry Ingredients
    In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Mix the Wet Ingredients
    In another large bowl add the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Combine
    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, use a wooden spoon to mix until just combined.
    Note: Over mixing the batter will make the muffins dense and heavy.
  • Filling The Muffin Tin
    Use a spoon to divide the batter between the muffin cups.
    Uncooked batter for sweet potato muffins with pecans in muffin tin.
  • Crumble Topping
    In a small mixing bowl combine all the crumble ingredients and mix with a fork until crumbly.
    Uncooked muffins with crumble topping.
  • Spoon two heaped tablespoons of the crumble mixture over the muffin batter.
  • Bake
    Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cooked.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before serving.

Notes

The preparation and cooking times don't include the making of mashed sweet potato. Cook this several hours or the day before making this recipe. 
Cooking sweet potato can either be done by cutting into small pieces and steamed until soft or it can be baked.
About The Muffin Tin
The muffin tin I used is 6 cm diameter and 4 cm high, with a ½ cup (125 ml) water capacity per hole.
If your muffin tin hole capacity is larger you can either divide the batter evenly between the muffin holes to get 12 muffins that are not that tall. Or, fill the holes level to the top of the tin and make fewer but larger muffins.
You will also have to increase the baking time slightly. If your muffin tin is smaller, you will get more muffins that are smaller in size. Fill the muffin holes level to the top with batter and reduce the cooking time accordingly.
About The Muffin Liners
Use muffin liners rather than cupcake cases. Muffin liners are taller and will guide the batter up as it bakes, and it will also help keep the crumble topping in place when baking.
If you can’t buy muffin liners, you can make your own – it’s very easy to do. Click here for instructions for How to Make Muffin Liners. – https://recipepocket.com/parchment-paper-muffin-liners/
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Muffins With Pecans and Crumble Topping
Serving Size
 
1 muffin
Amount per Serving
Calories
419
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
13
g
81
%
Cholesterol
 
50
mg
17
%
Sodium
 
328
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
202
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
49
g
16
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
5270
IU
105
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
49
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure