Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

I love a good muffin for breakfast.  Today’s recipe is a tasty, healthy muffin made with a baked sweet potato, whole oats, and whole wheat flour.  Add a little honey and a mix of spices for a delightful taste.  If you have a left over baked sweet potato, this is a great way to use your leftover and make an easy breakfast or snack. I like the topping which adds a little crunch of flavor.



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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

Enjoy these tasty muffins for a healthy, hearty breakfast treat or snack.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword muffins, sweet potato, sweet potato muffins, whole wheat
Servings 18 muffins


  • 1 baked sweet potato
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats blended
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Bake sweet potato in oven at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 40 minutes
  • Let sweet potato cool, peel, and mash
  • Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Grease muffin cups or use liners
  • Blend 1/2 cup old fashioned oats in  food processor or blender
  • Whisk together blended oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, the 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
  • Stir in oil, eggs, milk, vanilla, honey, and mashed sweet potato
  • Mix until ingredients are moistened
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups
  • Process topping ingredients: oats, almonds, brown sugar, and cinnamon in  food processor or blender
  • Sprinkle topping on top of unbaked muffins
  • Bake in oven until golden about 18 to 20 minutes








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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

21 thoughts to “Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins”

  1. Two of my favorite foods – sweet potatoes and muffins. Thank you so much for this recipe. I am bookmarking. I love that it is sweetened by honey, rather than sugar.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Cindy. I did share the recipe last week on 1/25/2021’s post of You’re The Star – do you want me to share it again?

  2. Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has been pinned! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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