Sweet Potato Protein Muffins

by Meg on April 16, 2013

Good morning lovies!

I can’t stress the love I have for blogging and my fellow bloggers enough.

Last week I was really craving a sweet potato muffin, so I asked my good friend Sarah if she had a recipe of the sort. Unfortunately, she did not. However, Sarah is one of the sweetest people in the world and whipped up a brand new recipe just for me to satisfy my sweet potato muffin craving!

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Seriously, could she be any sweeter?

Not only is she sweet, but she’s an amazing recipe developer, as well. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, please do so after reading her guest post here today!

Take it away, Sarah! :)

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Hi! My name is Sarah and I am the girl behind Ingredients Of A Fit Chick! I am so honored to be here today sharing this recipe! About a week ago, Meg asked me if I had a sweet potato protein muffin recipe on the site. I thought about it and realized that I didn’t, so I immediately told her I would make one for her! I mean, who doesn’t love sweet potatoes or muffins? Then pack them with protein and you have a huge win! I know I can always use some extra muffins around the house for when I need a snack to grab on the run! Within 48 hours I had a recipe for her and what do you know? She asked me to share it with all of you! I couldn’t be more excited!

I have known Meg since last summer when we met at the Healthy Living Summit in Boston! It was an amazing weekend filled with food, fun and making new blends! Meg was so sweet and welcoming to not only me, but everyone that she met! Since then we have followed one anothers journey (or recipes ;)) via our blogs, instagram and twitter. I have to say, that I don’t think there is a more inspirational and influential girl out there! Between her amazing progress in the gym (killer guns girl!) to the absolutely outstanding progress she is making with I.E. Not only does she share the ups, but she shares the struggles too. I know she has impacted me in more ways than one throughout the last 8 months. I feel truly lucky to have met Meg and look forward to all the excitement that awaits her! So, thank you Meg for being such a beautiful person!

So, what better way to thank such an amazing person? Make them some muffins! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Sweet Potato Protein Muffins
Serves: 4

Fit Ingredients
* 1 1/3 scoops (38g) vanilla whey protein powder
*1/4c (28g) coconut flour
*1/2c baking stevia (or sweetener or choice, to taste)
*1 tsp cinnamon
*1/4 tsp nutmeg
*1/4 tsp ginger
*1/4 tsp clove
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
*1/2c + 1 tbs (130g) liquid egg whites
*1 tbs (14g) coconut oil
*1/2c (113g) mashed sweet potato
*1 tsp pure vanilla extract
*1 tsp (7g) molasses, optional (but highly recommended)

Directions
1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray 4 muffins cups with non stick spray.
3. In a bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: protein powder, coconut flour, sweetener, spices and baking powder.
4. In a second bowl whisk together your wet ingredients: egg whites, coconut oil, vanilla extract and sweet potato.
5 Combine your wet and dry ingredients.
6. Divide the batter evenly among 4 muffin cups.
7. Bake for ~22-24 minutes. (They will seem a bit soft still, but they will continue to set)
8. Once cooled, drizzle with molasses, if desired.
9. EAT :)

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A BIG THANK YOU again to Meg for having me today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at sarah@ingredientsofafitchick.com or stop by Ingredients Of A Fit Chick to say hi! I hope you have an amazing day!

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Thanks for taking over my blog today, Sarah! :D I am so thankful for you <3

I can’t wait to test out these recipes! I imagine pulling them out of the oven and smothering one in cashew butter ;)

Winning combination? I think so!

What is your favourite protein muffin recipe? 

What have you been craving recently? I’ve been craving more scones and bread! I love both of these recipes! I made another batch of scones yesterday and they turned out even better than the first :D

See you tomorrow!

Love always,

Meg xo

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

IHeartVegetables April 16, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Yum!!! This recipe sounds SO good! I love sweet potatoes! Sarah it was nice to “meet” you :)

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Linz @ Itz Linz April 16, 2013 at 7:42 AM

YUM!! These look mighty tasty!!!

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Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body April 16, 2013 at 7:59 AM

This looks like a fantastic recipe. I have never made protein muffins with sweet potato before. It seems like this would be a great recipe to try it out.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 16, 2013 at 8:01 AM

It’s been way too long since I’ve made sweet potato muffins!!! I will have to give her recipe a try next time. How sweet that she same them just for you. :)

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Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 16, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I love sweet potatoes and I love muffins…what a perfect recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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Tara @ I'm Fit Possible April 16, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I can totally make these! I love Sarah’s recipes. I follow her blog and drool over her pics on Instagram! Yum!! Cheers, Tara

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Jody - Fit at 55 April 16, 2013 at 8:43 AM

I LOVE SARAH!!! This looks amazing. Sarah, not your normal stats here – did you figure out for these – you know me! :) I want you to bring those too when you come here! :)

OK – I make a protein muffin but I am sure not as good as Sarah’s. :)

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist April 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM

You gals are quite the dynamic duo :)

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance April 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Love this muffin recipe–what a great ingredient list!! Nice work, Sarah! :)

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Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear? April 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Love the guest post! Sarah, you seriously have the best recipes ever!

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Luvena Cervantes April 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Meg thank you for having Sarah share this post I LOVE HER and her recipes AND her kabocha squash obsession matches mine LOL!. I told her over on her site that I have been searching in VAIN for a protein muffin that uses Yams and coconut flour. YAY!!! Sarah these look fantastic!!! Thank you!!

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beka @ rebecca roams April 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Those look and sound delicious!

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Haley @ fullnfit April 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Meg–love ya, girl!
Sarah– You know I love you, too!

These sound great. I appreciate how you always make the serving sizes small (this only makes 4).. I can’t stand when I am given a recipe for 36 muffins. Who eats that if they aren’t going to a party!?

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Meg April 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Aw shucks I love you too ;)

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Emily April 16, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Ahhh… this recipe sound unbelievable! And I actually already have almost all of the ingredients. Thank you, Sarah! I wish I could just whip up amazing recipes like this. (:

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen April 16, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Yummy looking recipe! I have been craving nothing consistent, which I guess is A-OK. :) Brown rice is a new obsession, and lots of fruit and yogurt in general.

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Meg April 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I’m loving all of your brown rice pics!

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Heather Brooke April 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I really craved carbs in the beginning of this pregnancy. This recipe would have been a great one for that first trimester. But I also think these would be great to keep in the freezer for after the birth snacks. Do they freeze well?

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Meg April 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I imagine they would, but not 100% on that!

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Heather @ Better With Veggies April 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

These look so good! How did it take me so long to even think about protein muffins like this?! ;) I’m working on a new tempeh protein muffin recipe for myself right now, because protein muffins aren’t something I’ve ever really eaten before.

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Meg April 18, 2013 at 2:42 PM

I cannot wait for that recipe!

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Sarah April 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Thank you so much for having me today!! You are the best!! I hope you had a great day! xo

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Stephanie Tucci April 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM

How bomb is this girl!!! lovinnnn the recipe!

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Davida @thehealthymaven April 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Such a great recipe! So weird I have been having insatiable cravings for sweet potatoes lately…I made sweet potato brownies recently but these might have to be my new treat :)

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Sarah @ My (Mostly) Healthy Life April 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Mmm this looks so good!! I’ve never heard of Sweet Potato Muffins before, but I’m going to have to try them out! Thanks so much! xo

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BroccoliHut April 16, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Yum, yum! I don’t think I’ve ever made muffins with protein powder before, so I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

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Meg April 18, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Really!? Never!? Oh you must try :D

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Kammie April 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I’ve never had a sweet potato muffin before, but these sound so good, and I love that they are protein packed :) Awesome recipe.

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MyFoodReligion April 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

They look Devine! So great to discover your blog too!

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purelytwins April 21, 2013 at 2:49 PM

protein muffin looks great!!!

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Roberta Macedo June 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Hello! I’m brazilian and I love healthy foods and fitness too! I have just made your recipe and It is delicious! Thanks!

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Julie Lindsay September 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM

they sound great- but what’s the nutritional breakdown of them?

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Meg September 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I’m not sure :) Sarah didn’t provide that info :)

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Katie October 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

:D mine are in the oven! Can’t wait to try them.

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