Okay so this post isn’t really going to be all about healthy sweet potato muffins. BUT I will start by saying that the muffins are perfectly sweet, with a super most center, and crunchy streusel topping. You want to make these and then you’ll want to make them again and again. Done I said it.
What this post really is about is some family news. We’re selling out house and moving. Not too far away we hope. We’ll be staying in Salt Lake and we even hope to stay around our same neighborhood but we just need a different set up as our home. For years we’ve been on the cusp of selling our little bungalow but just couldn’t pull the trigger. There was travel, lots and lots of travel. And new projects (like writing a cookbook), coffee shop openings, among so many other things that drove us to just stay put.
But now, we have something to really light the fire under us. I’m pregnant! Yes, that’s the real news of this post. I’m about 13 weeks along, feeling much better after a dreadful 1st trimester, and excited to share this news with all of you. We are thrilled to grow our little family, to see Everett become a older brother (he’s already busting with plans), and to meet the new person that we are blessed to parent and participate in life with. Everett is pulling for a girl (a pink princess to be exact) but I must say that I loved being a mama of a boy and I can’t imagine much different. Either way, what a joy?!!
So there you have it friends… baby’s coming, big move on the way, and beautiful sweet potato muffins. Please pray we can sell our home quickly, and find a home that fits our family (maybe even with a dishwasher – fingers crossed – I haven’t had one in the 10+ years we’ve been married). Thanks for sharing in this excitement with me 🙂 Have a wonderful day.
Sweet Potato Streusel Muffins
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons walnut oil*
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour, or white whole wheat
- 1 tabelspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup walnut oil*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare a 12 muffin pan by greasing or lining with paper muffin liners.
- Make streusel by combining all ingredients together and mixing well with a fork or small whisk. Set streusel aside.
- Get out two bowls. In one, mix together all of the dry ingredients from the flour to salt. In the second bowl mix together wet ingredients until there are no clumps. You may use a immersion blender if you want it to be really smooth but that's not needed. Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly add in the wet ingredients using a fork to combine the wet into the dry. Mix just until incorporated.
- Divide out batter into the prepared muffin pan. Top with streusel (if you don't use all of the streusel you can save the rest in your refrigerator for another batch of muffins).
- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Sweet potato is so underrated in desserts. It’s one of the BEST flavors!
These look delicious!
But not as delicious as a new baby!!! Congrats!
haha!! Yes, new babies are definitely more sweet 🙂 Hope you are doing well Ludy!
Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll sell quickly and find the perfect new home.
Thanks so much Barbara! We’ll have to set a baking date before summer rolls around! Miss seeing you.
Yay! Such an exciting time for your family! I can’t believe you’re selling the house. Wish I was there to help with the move like you helped with mine. Let me know if you decide to look for houses a few hours southeast. Miss you!
thanks friend! Yes, it will be a lot for this year but I’m praying it all goes smoothly (even if we have to rent for a while). Miss you too
What wonderful news! May an offer for your house come at the very minute you find the one you want to own next. And a dishwasher–a must have. Even just to sterilize your eating utensils to help stop germ passage in your family!
Wow, that is fantastic, Becky! I’m thrilled for you both. Hope you are feeling well now that the first trimester is over.
I have some sweet potatoes around, and will roast them up for these very muffins. Gorgeous!
The first trimester was rough this go around but it’s over!! Thank God! Now the anticipation begins 🙂
OMG!! I am so excited for you! GAH! Everett is going to be the best big brother. Seriously, congrats to you guys. And I will keep those prayers coming on the house situation! It will all work out:) xoxo
Thanks so much Lauren! Everett is so excited! He really wants a ‘pink one’ but we’ll see if it’s a girl or boy soon 🙂
Move over sweet potatoes and muffins! Nothing is sweeter than the news of a new baby!!! Congrats!!! What a blessing! Hope you find a new nest for your lovely family. I miss seeing you guy’s around. Now i definitely must keep an eye out so i can give you a congratulations hug!!!
Thanks so much Paula! Hope to see you soon and when we do you’ll see a little baby bump too 🙂
This is such joyful news, Becky! I’m so happy for you and your (growing!) family. Everett is going to be an awesome older brother! 🙂
You are SO RIGHT Liz!! All he wants to talk about it being an older brother and how he wants to hold his/her hand!! He is so sweet about it. We got a book from a friend the other day and now its the only one he wants to read! We’ll see how it is in reality but so far he loves the idea of it!
Congratulations, Becky! What wonderful news for your sweet family! xoxo
Thanks so much Dara! It will be a fun transition and full of joy!
I have so many sweet potatoes right now thanks to a sister with a CSA who does not love sweet potatoes. I can’t wait to make these. Congratulations on the new addition!
YES, bring on the CSA sweet potatoes!! Let me know what you think 🙂
Congratulations, Becky — I’m so happy for all of you! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy, and these muffins do look amazing too! 🙂
Congratulations, Becky!!! Yay!
Thanks Kate! Great to hear from you! Hope you’re doing well 🙂
Congrats!!! There’s no greater blessing than another sweet baby!