Heart-Smart Sweet Potato Muffins

Cooking spray
1 cupwhole-wheat flour
1 cupall-purpose flour
1/2 cuppacked brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoonsbaking powder
1/2 teaspoonground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoonground cloves
1/2 teaspoonsalt
1 cupskim milk
2egg whites
1 tablespooncanola oil
1 cupfinely grated raw sweet potato
1/2 cupfinely chopped dried pears
1 to 2 tablespoonsturbinado sugar

Equipment List

Baking Pan


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Combine whole-wheat flour and next six ingredients (whole-wheat flour through salt) in a mixing bowl.
3. Combine milk, egg whites and oil in a separate bowl. Whisk well.
4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the well and stir until just combined. Gently fold in sweet potato and pears.
5. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until centers spring back when touched. Makes 12 muffins.

Recipe provided by Mary Carter for Relish, relishmag.com

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