Sweet Potato and Fig Muffins

These easy sweet potato and fig muffins are packed full of flavor. Perfect for breakfast and ready in under an hour. You’ll love these delicious muffins!

These easy sweet potato and fig muffins are packed full of flavor. Perfect for breakfast and ready in under an hour. You'll love these delicious muffins!

For this weeks Homesick Texan Cookbook recipe I picked a delicious muffin. Lately I have been on a muffin kick.  I cannot get enough of them.  That is why when I saw a recipe for a sweet potato muffin I couldn’t pass it up! The original recipe contained dates, which I did not have, so I subbed some dried figs instead.  I also opted to add a little crumbly topping. Why you ask? Because everything is better with crumbly topping.

These easy sweet potato and fig muffins are packed full of flavor. Perfect for breakfast and ready in under an hour. You'll love these delicious muffins!

My favorite part about this muffin is it’s texture. It’s fluffy and  moist and packed full of delicious fall flavor.  The figs bring a nice sweetness to the muffin that is a little fruity surprise. If you do not feel like mashing your own sweet potatoes you could also easily substitute canned squash, pumpkin or canned mashed sweet potatoes (if you can find!)

These easy sweet potato and fig muffins are packed full of flavor. Perfect for breakfast and ready in under an hour. You'll love these delicious muffins!

Looking for more muffins recipes? Try my lemon chia seed muffins, graham flour apple coffee cake muffins or my copycat Tim Hortons pumpkin spice muffins.

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Sweet Potato and Fig Muffins

These easy sweet potato and fig muffins are packed full of flavor. Perfect for breakfast and ready in under an hour. You'll love these delicious muffins!

Yield: 24 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For Muffins:

  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can sweet potato, well drained and mashed
  • 1 cup figs, chopped

For Crumbly Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted

Source: The Homesick Texan Cookbook

Directions:

For Muffins:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a muffin pan. Or if you are lazy, like me, just line them.

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Beat together the eggs, granulated sugar and brown sugars, vanilla and oil. Stir in mashed sweet potato until well blended. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until moist. Stir in figs.

Spoon batter into the muffin pan and until three quarters full. Top with crumble and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool on rack.

For Crumbly Topping:
Melt butter and add rest of ingredients. Using a fork mix together until crumbly.

 

28 Responses to “Sweet Potato and Fig Muffins”

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    hungryandfrozen — September 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hungry Texan is such a good name for a cookbook! And I entirely agree that everything is better with a crumble topping 😉

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    Erica — September 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    What an interesting combo!!! Crumb topping makes so many baked goods better!

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    Heather @girlichef — September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Oh my goodness…that crumb and that moist inside and those chunks of fig…heavenly! This look great, I love your idea of using figs instead of dates…I think I’d try that even if I had both!

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    Kim — September 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    It’s the perfect time of year for sweet potato muffins of any kind. These look like they have the perfect crumb and I love that you added the crumb topping. Very pretty!

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    Julia — September 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Whoa, I just got fresh figs delivered in my CSA box and I have like 400 bazillion sweet potatoes at home. Must make!

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    christy — September 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    i’m with you…every thing is better with crumbs! these look amazing and the addition of figs is a culinary coup!

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    Joanne — September 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    There were definitely times when i doubted pre-ordering this cookbook because it’s going to be so meat heavy. but these muffins will totally make it worth it. Amazing.

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    Veronica Miller — September 16, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Wheeeeee! Bring on the fall baked goods! They look FANTASTIC!

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    Raina — September 16, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Yum! Great muffin:)

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — September 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Oh I LOVE sweet potatoes….I could devour these. Mmm….

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — September 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

    These look great! Can you believe I’ve never had figs?

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    vianney/ sweet life — September 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    i love the addition of a crumbly top. wonderful pics!!

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    Erin @ EKat's Kitchen — September 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    These are stunning – I’m not much of a baker but I believe that I must make an attempt here soon! YUM!

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    Katerina — September 17, 2011 at 3:11 am

    I love muffins too especially now that Fall is here they are ideal for a good start! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I need a fig tree!!!!!!

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    Cakelaw — September 18, 2011 at 3:26 am

    These look so good – and I love the use of sweet potato, one of my favourite tubers.

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    Chiara — September 18, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Yum! Yesterday I bought some sweet potatoes, which are kind of a treat here in Switzerland… not easy to find at all, unfortunately! On the other hand fig trees are everywhere… I should make some of these muffins soon!

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    Velva — September 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I just need a really good cup of coffee and a couple of these muffins. A perfect start to my day.

    Your muffins look really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

    Velva

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    Meredith — September 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I have just fallen for figs in the last few years. I can only imagine how good these muffins were,the combination of sweet potato and figs is an interesting one. I wonder if you could use fig preserves in the muffins if you couldn’t find figs?

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    Marla — September 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I must get my hands on some figs to make these muffins!! Congrats on your engagement – tried to comment on that post but it would not let me…
    Have you joined us at Project Lunch Box yet? This post would be a great link up
    http://su.pr/221xT1

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    Faith — September 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Yummy muffins! I love the pairing of figs and sweet potato here…sounds like a great cookbook!

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    Blond Duck — September 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I’m dying to check out this cookbook.

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    Miranda — September 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I didn’t even make it to the sweets section, and that’s probably a good thing! Yum, yum, yum is all I can say.

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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — September 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Those muffins look amazing! I’ve never baked with figs but these could be a great place to start!

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    grace — September 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    i like the unique innard ingredients, but that crumble topping is absolutely phenomenal. nice job!

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    Deb in Hawaii — September 26, 2011 at 2:45 am

    These muffins look amazing–especially that crumbly topping. 😉 Great pick!

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