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Sweet Potato Muffins with Maple-Bourbon Glaze

Sweet Potato Muffins with Maple-Bourbon Glaze

Sweet Potato Muffins with Maple-Bourbon Glaze are gently spiced, perfectly moist, and wonderfully different with a sweet glaze that is to die for.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine bourbon, muffin, sweet potato
Servings 12


  • cooking spray
  • 2 c flour all-purpose
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t kosher salt
  • 1 t cinnamon ground
  • ½ t ginger ground
  • t cloves ground
  • t nutmeg ground
  • ¾ c firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 T unsulphured molasses
  • ¼ c vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c cooked sweet potato mashed
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ½ c soured milk 1/2 c milk + 1/2 T lemon juice - let sit 5 minutes
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 T milk
  • 1 t maple syrup
  • 1 t bourbon


  • Heat oven to 400. Coat a 12 muffin tin with cooking spray or paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, molasses, oil, eggs, soured milk, spices, sweet potato, and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture just until combined (this is important because if it’s overmixed, they won’t come out fluffy). Pour batter into muffin tins, filling each ~1/2 full. Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, maple syrup, and bourbon. Spoon the glaze over the cooled muffins or take each muffin, invert, and dip the tops into the glaze. Yields: 12 muffins.


Once the glaze in on the muffins, don't wrap in plastic wrap. The trapped moisture from the muffins will cause the glaze to get too wet and dissolve off.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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