Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kids food - Sweet Potato Muffins

Most of us do not use sweet potato as much as we use potatoes. This wonderful root is a rich source of several vitamins, antioxidants as well as fibre. In one of the recent articles that I read , was quite surprised to see that this humble vegetable being one of the seven food that kids should have on a regular basis, among the other foods like yogurt, salmon(or any other food rich in omega 3 fatty acid) , spinach, walnuts and almonds, berries and avacado.
While making oven roasted fries is an option, baking muffins with them is another easiest way to include this vegetable in the kids diet.

Here is a simple and easy recipe to impress the kids with sweet potato.

1 cup Whole wheat flour
1 cup All purpose flour/Maida
11/2 tsp baking powder
11/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup brown sugar or regular granulated sugar
3/4 cup sweet potato , cooked and mashed
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350F / 180 C
Cook the sweet potatoes till soft , peel and mash them
Beat the egg seperatly in a small bowl
Combine all the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl .Mix well using a whisk
Add the milk, oil and egg to the dry ingredients and mix gently.
Stir in the sweet potatoes, combine until smooth

Fill in the muffin cups  and bake for 18 - 20 mins

Sending these healthy muffins to the "Show me your muffins " event by Divya at Dil-se


Prathibha said...

Nice n healthy muffins...never added sweet potato to muffins..

Raji said...

Never used sweet potato much either in cooking or baking but these muffins sure look very delicious.

Priya said...

Even its prefect for grown up kids like me, wonderful looking cute muffins..

Kurinji said...

Nice recipe and muffins looks delicious Sumi..Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is lot of good things packed in one delicious looking muffin :)

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a muffin packed with all nutrition.

Nithya said...

Wow.. thats so different and interesting. Haven't thought of sweet potato in muffins. Got to try it out sometime. Thanks for sharing.

khushi said...

lovely muffins
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Raksha said...

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