Naturally sweet Purple Sweet Potatoes, combined with banana, Tahini and Miso give your palate a sweet and savory sensation. These Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins are Vegan and Gluten Free, with no added sugar.

Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/tahini-miso-purple-sweet-potato-muffins/

MMMMMM….. Purple Sweet Potatoes. I discovered these tasty treats while I was in China this summer. They were a staple at the breakfast buffet. Being a vegan, I loved that this was one of the options and smothered my potatoes with greens and peanut butter. A side of Miso soup rounded out the meal. YUM! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/tahini-miso-purple-sweet-potato-muffins/
Shanghai, China in the Summer

Back in the States, I’ve had a difficult time finding Purple Sweet Potatoes, until this past week. Now I see them everywhere. It must be the season! I picked up a bag at Trader Joe’s for about $3.

In addition to my muffins, I used my baked potatoes to make 2 awesome dishes: Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream and Purple Sweet Potato Power Bowl. Hello flavor!!!

Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/tahini-miso-purple-sweet-potato-muffins/

About that Tahini-Miso Combination. This is my new favorite condiment combo!! I’m loving it as a salad dressing or a topping for spiralized veggies.

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Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins http://marlasmuffins.com/tahini-miso-purple-sweet-potato-muffins/

A side note about these muffins: One of my friends tried one and thought they could use a tad bit more sweetener. I thought these were delicious as is, lol. So, I added a note in the recipe to taste-test the batter before baking. Add sweetener as desired. A little Maple Syrup perhaps?? You decide:)

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Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

6 muffins

Tahini-Miso Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 Small Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/3 C Tahini
  • 1 TSP White Miso
  • 1 Very Ripe Banana
  • 2 TBSP Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 C Gluten Free Oats
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Spray Muffin Cups with non-stick Spray
  3. Mash Sweet Potatoes and Banana*
  4. Blend in Tahini and Miso
  5. Fold in Oatmeal and Flax
  6. Stir until blended**
  7. Spoon into Muffin Cups
  8. Bake approx. 25 minutes***

*I kept the skins on the potatoes and used kitchen scissors to break it up. **Taste test the batter and add sweetener as desired. ***Because of the mushy texture of the sweet potatoes and banana, I found that a toothpick inserted never came out clean. I baked the muffins until the edges were getting crispy.

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Enjoy!

“The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will….pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it, that’s maybe the most important thing….Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”~Steve Jobs

Keep Well,

Marla