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Southern-inspired Sweet Potato & Corn Muffins

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Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a delicious, Southern-inspired comfort food treat for your family get-together or your weekly meal prep.  Keep in mind that some of the ingredients below are optional – that’s just me trying to add a little something “extra” for the holiday.  With that in mind, make this recipe your own but definitely try to keep it on the “lighter” side!

Ingredients for 12 muffins:

  • Dry
    • 1 1/2 cup oat flour (or whole wheat flour)
    • 1/2 cup cornmeal
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar (or raw sugar or Stevia)
  • Wet
    • 1 whole egg
    • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
    • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Extras
    • 246g mashed sweet potato (roughly a medium-sized sweet potato)
    • 4 slices turkey or center-cut pork bacon (nitrate-free, uncured)
    • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese**
    • 1/3 cup chopped green onion**
    • 1 chopped jalapeño (seeds removed)**

 

Steps:

  1. Peel a raw sweet potato and chop it into large pieces.  In a small pot add about 2 inches of water and bring it to a simmer.  Add the raw chunks of sweet potato to a steamer (or metal) basket and steam the sweet potato until soft.  Alternatively, you can bake a medium sweet potato then peel it.
  2. Mash the cooked sweet potato with a fork and set it aside.
  3. Cook your choice of bacon
  4. Mix together all of the dry ingredients into a bowl using a fork.
  5. In a separate larger bowl, beat together the wet ingredients.  Slowly stir in the dry ingredients using a spatula.  Then, fold in any of the “extra” ingredients using a spatula.  Ensure the batter is completely mixed but be careful not to over-mix the ingredients.
  6. Spray a muffin mold with cooking spray or coconut oil, then evenly divide the mixture among the molds.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F or until you can pierce the muffins with a toothpick and it comes out clean.

 

Approximate macros for 1 of 12 muffins (using turkey bacon and cheddar):

178 calories, 22g carbohydrates, 7g fat, 7g protein, 2.5g fiber, 5g sugar

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