Strep throat sidelined my regular day. As quick as the doctor's words, I canceled dinner plans scheduled in 2013, subbed out my yoga class and missed another yoga intensive that I was looking forward to.
It's a mom's life and to be honest I kind of needed a day to do nothing. Well, besides take care of two sickies.
Whenever I'm stuck inside I always bake. It makes the house smell nice and gives me an excuse to devour something sweet.
Sweet Potato Muffins (Adapted from Its All Good.)
1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup almond milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick sweet potato with fork and bake for an hour until soft. Set aside and cool.
Peel the sweet potato; discard skin and mash into a bowl with a fork. Whisk the olive oil, milk, syrup and vanilla in with potato.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking side, cinnamon and salt.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and distribute the batter with an ice cream scoop.
Bake 20 minutes, brushing the top with maple strip during the last 5 minutes of baking.
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