Sweet Potato Muffins


5 from 220 votes
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These sweet potato muffins are moist, fluffy, and secretly healthy! Made in just one bowl, these muffins have no flour, oil, or eggs in them. 

sweet potato muffins.

Ever used sweet potatoes in baked goods? If not, you are missing out.

It’s like using pumpkin (like in pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread) but has a more pronounced flavor. If you are new to using it, try them with these sweet potato muffins. 

Why this recipe works

  • Made in one bowl. Everything is blended together in either a food processor or blender, so there is barely any clean up. 
  • Secretly healthy. Using oats as the base, these muffins are high in fiber and protein, and the addition of sweet potato takes nutrients to another level. 
  • Ready in under 30 minutes. From prep to plate, this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes. 
  • Kid friendly. These are perfect for lunch boxes or even a healthy breakfast.

What we love about this sweet potato muffin recipe is just how versatile they are. You can enjoy a couple as a healthy breakfast or add some healthy frosting on top for a guilt-free dessert. 

Ingredients needed

This recipe calls for pantry staple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Rolled Oats. I used gluten-free rolled oats, but quick oats will work too. They will be blended to a flour-like consistency
  • Coconut sugar. While any sugar works, I like the refined nature of the coconut kind. 
  • Baking powder. Gives the muffins the rise and fluffiness. 
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg. To give a delicious warm flavor to the muffins, along with perfect with the sweet potato flavor! 
  • Salt. To bring out the natural sweetness of the muffins. 
  • Mashed sweet potato. I precooked a sweet potato in the microwave until soft and tender. Once cool, I used a stick blender to pulverize it into a smooth texture. 
  • Milk of choice. Any milk works, I used unsweetened almond milk. 
  • Almond butter. A healthier alternative to traditional butter or oil. You can also use cashew or peanut butter. 
  • Egg OR replacement. These muffins work with both traditional eggs and also egg replacements

How to make sweet potato muffins

Start by adding all the ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse everything together until a smooth and thick batter remains.

Next, distribute the mixture amongst a 12-count muffin tin. Bake the muffins for 25-27 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Finally, let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

healthy sweet potato muffins.

Dietary swaps and substitutions

The beauty of these muffins is just how easy they are to adjust to your personal preferences or dietary habits. Here is what we’ve tested: 

  • Make them gluten free. Replace the rolled oats with certified gluten free rolled oats
  • Swap out the almond butter. Any smooth nut or seed butter works. 
  • Cut the sugar. Use a sugar substitute (either brown or powdered) instead of the coconut sugar. 
  • Add mix-ins. While delicious on their own, these muffins taste even better with some chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or even raisins folded through. 
  • Frost them. Turn these into sweet potato cupcakes by adding some cream cheese or vanilla frosting on top. 

Storage instructions

  • To store. Muffins can be kept at room temperature, provided they are to be enjoyed within 3 days. To keep sweet potato muffins fresh, store them in a sealed container and keep in the fridge. They will keep fresh for 7 days. 
  • To freeze. Place muffins in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
muffins with sweet potato.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do sweet potato muffins turn green?

If you use light colored sweet potatoes, they are prone to turn slightly green when baked in muffins. They are still 100% edible.

How many carbs are in sweet potato muffins?

There are 9 grams of net carbs in each muffin. While not low carb, they are wholesome and packed with fiber.

sweet potato muffins recipe.

Sweet Potato Muffins (No flour or eggs)

5 from 220 votes
These sweet potato muffins are moist, fluffy, and secretly healthy! Made in just one bowl, these muffins have no flour, oil, or eggs in them. 
Servings: 12 Muffins
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 10-12 muffin tins with patty pans and set aside.
  • In a large high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until a smooth batter remains.
  • Evenly distribute the batter amongst the 12-muffin tin until almost full. Top with extra cinnamon and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick or skewer comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes, before removing and allowing to cool on a dry surface.



TO STORE: Muffins can be kept at room temperature, provided they are to be enjoyed within 3 days. To keep sweet potato muffins fresh, store them in a sealed container and keep in the fridge. They will keep fresh for 7 days. 
TO FREEZE: Sweet potato muffins are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer. Place muffins in a ziplock bag. They will keep fresh for up to 6 months. 
TO THAW: Thaw muffins at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. Lightly heat in the microwave or toaster oven. 


Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 6gFat: 7gPotassium: 2mgFiber: 4gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mgNET CARBS: 9g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. this is why i love sweet potatoes, they can be incorporated into any meal ranging from enchiladas to muffins! I can’t get enough!

  2. I can’t believe it’s already November, goodness gracious, skidamarinki doooooo! <- Sorry. These muffs look so tastic, I want the whole lot of them! You just brilliant, sir. You brilliant.

  3. I’m so excited to try this recipe! We are trying to cut down on carbs so I’m wondering if I could substitute almond or coconut flour?

  4. Love these gorgeous muffins, Arman. Yeah, let’s not rush the holidays (or days in general.) I’m with you, gonna savor the November days and THEN we’ll free fall into Christmas. Throw me a muffin!

  5. I’m all about flourless muffins! I love sweet potato too, especially this time of year!

  6. Oh my gosh sweet potatoes. I love them. Your muffins look awesome, but I’m also totally drooling over the home fries. My favorite way to eat a sweet potato is either roasted or in a casserole on Thanksgiving with marshmallows on top. I totally want lunch now.

  7. I love the dual personality intro, lol. Those oven fumes will do that to ya. 😉

    These muffins though. They’re everything. I want to stuff my cheeks full of them!

    1. Hahahaha SEE? this is why I can’t use ovens.

      Hope you have a great Thanksgiving today, Sarah! eat some Tofurkey. 🙂 (ew, don’t).

  8. I remember having a caffiene dependency and it was the worst! If I didn’t have coffee in the AM I got a headache. I finally got off it and have been decaf ever since. I still drink coffee but just for the taste and warmth.
    My favorite form of sweet potato is fries or chips. Nothing better 🙂

  9. Wow these look fantastic. They almost make me want to ditch college and leave for Columbus so you can make them for me, but I would miss your COOKIES! 😉
    My favorite way to eat sweet potato is probably in bewb muffins.