vegan sweet potato muffins
Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

Super Simple and Delicious Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

These sweet potato muffins have been causing quite a stir on our social media pages lately haha. My children are head over heels in love with these! Every time they see mommy mashing up a sweet potato, they know that some yummy muffins are coming.

Is there anything cuter than two little humans singing “do you know the muffin man?” while whipping up some homemade vegan sweet potato muffins? I think not! And what’s even better, as soon as they are ready to eat, the kids just come running! The muffins are THAT good. Picky eater approved!

These delicious vegan sweet potato muffins will come together with minimal ingredients that you already likely have stocked up in your pantry!
Let’s get started!

 

vegan sweet potato muffins

 

The boys were waiting for these vegan sweet potato muffins to cook with their oven mitts on and everything, it was adorable!

The first thing that you will need to do is to cook the sweet potato until tender. You can do this three different ways:

Baking, steaming, or microwaving!

Baking:

200C/400F. If baking, feel free to bake whole with the skin or peeled and diced. For the whole potato, simply place on a baking sheet, poke a few holes in them, and bake for approximately 40 minutes until fork tender. For the diced potato, simply line up on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until fork tender.

Steaming:

Feel free to steam whole or sliced. If steaming whole, you will need about 25-30 minutes. If steaming diced, you will need about 15 minutes.

Microwaving:

Keep the sweet potato whole and do not dice up. Wash your sweet potatoes thoroughly and poke holes in them. Microwave them for five minutes on high heat and let them sit for a minute or two. Poke them gently with a fork and, if they’re not cooked through, cook them on high for one minute at a time until soft.

Once the sweet potato is fork tender, you are ready to get baking!

vegan sweet potato muffins

Feel free to add anything you wish to these muffins as well. Nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, dried fruit, and even coconut work beautifully in this recipe. I love to add just a few chocolate chips to the top of each muffin and press them in with the back of a spoon.

This makes every first bite just heavenly!

What you will need to make these vegan sweet potato muffins…

Ingredients Required:

Sweet Potatoes

Non-dairy milk

Flour

Baking Powder

Cinnamon

Brown Sugar

Sea Salt

Walnuts (can omit or sub for any nut/seed)

vegan sweet potato muffins

Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

These will be your new favorite breakfast muffin!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, Budget Friendly, easy breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 99kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet potatoes peeled and diced (Roughly 1 1/4 cups of MASHED sweet potatoes)
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar start with this amount and adjust
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour
  • 3 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP cinnamon powder
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Either steam, bake or microwave the sweet potatoes until fork tender. Check the notes for detailed instructions*
  • Let cool and then pop into the food processor with the non-dairy milk and vanilla. Process until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Prep muffin tin if needed.
  • Toss in remaining ingredients and pulse 5-6 times until well combined. Using a spatula, mix the last remaining bits of flour that need to be stirred in and then taste test. **You can also move all of the ingredients over to a separate bowl and stir until well mixed. This will depend on how big your food processor is, if the blade is removable, and your preference!
  • Taste adjust as you see fit.
  • Pour directly into the muffin tin. If you would like to add in some chocolate chips on the top, add just about 4-5 and then push them in slightly with a spoon or with the tip of your finger.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick or sharp knife comes out clean. Let cool and serve!

Notes

*The first thing that you will need to do is to cook the sweet potato until tender. You can do this three different ways: Baking, steaming, or microwaving!
Baking200C/400F. If baking, feel free to bake whole with the skin or peel and diced. For the whole potato, simply place on a baking sheet, poke a few holes in them, and bake for approximately 40 minutes until fork tender. For the diced potato, simply line up on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until fork tender.
Steaming:Feel free to steam whole or sliced. If steaming whole, you will need about 25-30 minutes. If steaming diced, you will need about 15 minutes.
Microwaving:Keep the sweet potato whole and do not dice up. Wash your sweet potatoes thoroughly and poke holes in them. Microwave them for five minutes on high heat and let them sit for a minute or two. Poke them gently with a fork and, if they’re not cooked through, cook them on high for one minute at a time until soft.
**If using whole cooked sweet potato, you will use about 1 1/4 cup of PACKED mashed sweet potato
***Tip: if you happen to use too much sweet potato, you will notice that the inside of the muffins become a bit "mushy". It's cool. Just pop these in the fridge overnight and they will be perfectly fine in the morning.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3203IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg

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Benefits of…

Sweet Potatoes

  • A rich source of fiber which promotes a healthy digestive system.
  • Contains many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C.
  • High in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed!

Walnuts

  • A rich source of fiber which promotes a healthy digestive system.
  • Great source of Omega-3’s. Woohoo! 2.5 grams per 1 ounce.
  • The polyphenols in walnuts can help fight this oxidative stress and inflammation!
  • It contains many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C.
  • High in antioxidants. The highest of any other nut!

vegan sweet potato muffins

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Vegan Carrot Cake Bites
Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

These Vegan Carrot Cake Bites are just what you need this upcoming Easter and Easter week! 

As many of you know, I LOVE dessert but I’m not much for spending hours in the kitchen baking up anything that I can potentially make in 5 minutes. I have actually found a way to turn nearly every cake I love into energy bites and I am thrilled about it! 

Not only will these Carrot Cake Bites work as dessert, but they can also work for Easter week snacks! I even hide these in the backyard (wrapped up in little Vonuva Plant-Based Wax Wraps) for the boys to find instead of eggs haha. They LOVE it! You can even add vegan chocolate chips and I really do recommend doing that for a fun twist. 

Anywho, Have a Very Happy Easter!

These delicious Vegan Carrot Cake Bites will come together in under 10 minutes with minimal ingredients that you already likely have stocked up in your kitchen (if you don’t have these stocked yet, I highly urge you to do so for all of the energy ball recipes to come!).

 

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

What you will need for this Carrot Cake Recipe…

Ingredients Required:

Carrots

Pecans

Medjool dates

Desiccated Coconut

Carrots

Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

 

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

Sometimes we want our cake without the hour baking time, am I right? Well give these a shot! Carrot cake energy balls made with shredded carrots and medjool dates.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, quick
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 197kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Carrots Peeled, shredded and squeezed
  • 1.25 cups Medjool dates packed and pitted
  • 2.25 cups Pecans Any nut will do here
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Shreds Optional but delicious
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract Alcohol Free Option
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • Pinch Sea Salt

To Roll

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar Can substitue for extra coconut shreds OR easter sprinkles!

Instructions

  • To start, add in the medjool dates and pulse 4-5 times until broken down into small pieces.
  • Next, add in the Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sea salt, Vanilla Extract, and Coconut shreds. Pulse until broken down into a semi-fine meal.
  • Add in the carrots and process until well combined (I would say 2-3 pulses).
  • Begin to scoop out 1-2 tbsp amount from the mixture and roll into balls. They will be sticky! Lay on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Roll each ball in the powdered sugar and set in the refrigerator to set. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1815IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Benefits of…

Carrots

  • Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants!
  • They’re a weight-loss-friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels.
  • Orange carrots get their bright color from beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A.

Medjool Dates 

  • Excellent nutritional profile including 2 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and a great source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and vitamin B6!
  • Loaded with dietary fiber to keep you full and satisfied
  • Loaded with antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease.
  • A low glycemic index which is great for blood sugar control
  • Medjool dates have been proven to give you an immediate boost of energy (I use it for my pre-workouts!)
  • Plus many other benefits!

 

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

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5-Minute Vegan Valentines Day Cake

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