Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins

These Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins are perfect year-round, but are extra special on those days where you need a little comfort. And they're easy to make too! #recipe #muffins

Guys, these are SO good.

You see, my kids think I’m this excellent cook/chef/baker. And that only cracks me up because I have a little trouble believing in myself! The thing is, to them – I make exactly what they want. PB&J in Star Wars shapes. Ravioli and tortellini. I can pour a bowl of Lucky Charms like the best of them. When I’m focused, though? I can make anything! I once had a woman tell me she wanted to marry me after I made a Snickers Pie for my boyfriend at the time. She totally would have fought him for me. This was good pie, after all. With both kids still being sick, I don’t have a lot of time to write today. I am thoughtful about it, though. I’m pretty much a nursemaid and a waitress right now. I’m just glad they’re eating, so I’m making some feel-good recipes this week. These Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins have a lot of YES written all over them, don’t you think?


3 cups of All Purpose Flour
4 teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of Salt
2 cups of Sugar
1 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
2 cups of Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 cup of Chopped Pecans
1 container of Vanilla Icing (optional)


1 – Start by peeling and cleaning about (3) large sweet potatoes

2 – Boil sweet potatoes until soft

3 – Grease a muffin pan with butter

4 – In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon

5 – Combine eggs, oil, and vanilla (I used a blender)

6 – Blend on “pulse” setting about 4 times

7 – Mash your cooked sweet potatoes with a fork

8 – Add your sweet potatoes in the blender and “pulse” about 3 more times

9 – Pour mixture into dry ingredients and stir lightly with wooden spoon until all dry ingredients are mixed in

10 – Gently fold pecans in

11 – Fill muffin tins 2/3 of the way full

12 – Bake on 350 degrees for 18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean

13 – Let cool

14 – Frost your muffins if you want to frost your muffins. I certainly did! Then, serve and enjoy

Makes 2 dozen muffins.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

These Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins are perfect year-round, but are extra special on those days where you need a little comfort. And they're easy to make too! #recipe #muffins

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.


Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins — 3 Comments

  1. Aw, I hope your kids are feeling better soon. Here today, I had the world’s worst headache. Thinking allergies and sinus related. But still no fun. But at least, fingers crossed it was me not my kiddos. Oh and you know I am muffin lover. So adding this recipe to try soon now, too!

  2. I really love sweet potatoes, and I am amazed at all of the things you can use it for and in! This is a great recipe! Hope everyone is better now 🙂

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