Gluten Free Sweet Potato Maple Muffins

1 Sweet Potato- organic garnet yams are my preference!  (1/2 cup pureed)

1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour blend.  I prefer King Arthur to many I have tried over the last 15 years… it is absolutely the best.  Do not use gluten free baking mix because that already had ingredients in it to help with rising, so the ingredient proportions here will not work).

1/2 tsp finely ground dried sea salt

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 tsp allspice (optional)

1 1/4  tsp Saigon cinnamon

6 tablespoons organic butter (at room temp)

1/2 cup packed organic brown sugar

2 eggs beaten slightly (x-large organic)

1/2 cup organic whipping cream (can use half and half)

1/3 cup organic Grade B Maple syrup


Cut up sweet potato and boil. Cook until skin pulls right off the sweet potato.

Remove from stove, drain water. Remove peels. Puree the sweet potato in food

processor or with a hand mixer and set aside to cool- you need 1/2 cup

Preheat oven to 350Degrees. Generously butter 2 eight cup muffin tins (you

really need to be generous), or you can use paper cups.

In a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and beat well.

Then stir in the cream, maple syrup and sweet potato puree. Mix thoroughly (do

not beat at a high speed).

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients- pour the potato mixture into it.

Stir just enough until the ingredients are blended- do not overmix!


Fill muffin cups- only half way- do not fill any higher. Bake until toothpick inserted

comes out clean.

Bake at 350 for approximately 20-23 minutes.

Use a thin knife to loosen the sides of the muffins before removing from pans.



Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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