#whatsonyourplateblogchallenge Recipes

Sweet potato muffins make a delicious savoury snack

June 2, 2021
Sweet Potato Muffins healthy and delicious

My children gave me the Jamie Oliver Every Day Super Food Cookbook a couple of years ago. The tag line is ‘Recipes for a Healthier You’ which obviously fits with my lifestyle. I love reading Cook Books so I have been guilty of just looking at the beautiful photography and not actually selecting a recipe to make. The recipes are simple to make and the book provides ideas for Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners and Snacks that look good, taste great and most importantly make eating healthier enjoyable.

A few weeks ago I shared a recipe and health benefits of Sweet Potato and Lentils in my post, Slow Cooked Moroccan style Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup . I was looking through Jamie’s book (yes, we are on first name terms LOL! ), and found a recipe for Sweet Potato Muffins Chilli, Cheese & Seeds, which I modified to use ingredients in my pantry. I’ve written my version of the recipe here so feel free to ‘freestyle’ if you don’t have all the ingredients and let me know what you came up with.

Sweet Potato Savoury Muffins – Makes 12


300 gm sweet potato
2 spring onions (shallots)
1 teaspoon chilli paste or 1-2 red fresh chillis
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons of grated cheese- I used tasty
2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
125gm wholemeal self raising flour


  1. Preheat oven
  2. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin you can also line with baking paper or paper cases of 15cm folded squares
  3. Peel and grate the sweet potato into large bowl
  4. Trim and slice spring onions finely and add to bowl
  5. Add chilli
  6. Add eggs, cheese, flour, parmesan and season with sea salt and black pepper
  7. Mix until combined
  8. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin tray or paper cases
  9. Sprinkle with grated cheese
  10. Bake at bottom of oven for 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown. My oven cooks quite fast so they only took 35 minutes
  11. Let cool in muffin pan
  12. Enjoy! It’s hard to stop at one!
Sweet Potato Muffins ready for the oven
Ready for the oven!
Sweet potato muffins just out of the oven -yum!

I’m joining Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb from The Widow Badass for their monthly #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge. Be sure to pop over to their blogs and see what they are serving up.

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  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 2, 2021 at 11:39

    Hi, Sue –
    I have that exact same cookbook!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe – it looks and sounds delicious.
    And thank you for joining us in What’s On Your Plate.
    I have linked this post to mine.
    xx Donna

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:46

      Hi Donna, I’ve had the cookbook for some time but have only just started using it. Your What’s On Your Plate is really challenging me to try new recipes so thank you! x

  • Reply Susanne June 2, 2021 at 18:50

    This sounds delicious! I’ll have to try them, a good opportunity to try gluten free (because I’m coeliac) self-raising flour, I’ve never used it before because I’m Swedish and in Sweden self-raising flour doesn’t exist. Could be interesting!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:48

      Hi Susanne, you can use plain flour and add some baking powder and baking soda. I didn’t realise you lived in Sweden, how lovely xx

      • Reply Susanne June 6, 2021 at 09:24

        I actually don’t, anymore, I’m Swedish but I live in Ireland! But still, I’ve never used self raising flour. It doesn’t exist where I’m from so I’ve never learned how to use it. Could be interesting to try though!

  • Reply The Widow Badass June 3, 2021 at 04:44

    Those muffins look delicious! I am going to have to search out that cookbook. I have one of Jamie’s (yes, also on a first name basis with him…hehehe!) but not that one. Thank you for this, and for joining in our fun challenge!!!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:40

      Oh, so I’m not the only one on first name basis with Jamie? I’m shattered LOL:) These muffins do taste delicious and I’m enjoying your challenge. Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey June 3, 2021 at 07:16

    I LOVE these – and I love your photo story that goes with it. I’m going to give them a go on the weekend.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:39

      They are pretty delicious, Jo and thanks for the feedback on the photo story. Learning all the time. xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan June 3, 2021 at 08:59

    Yay, for a lovely recipe for a great looking (and I bet, tasting) muffin. “I” can actually eat muffins…mind you, with butter as it helps the muffin slip down. Thanks Sue, the images are enticing me to make and eat. Great post. Thank you. Denyse.

  • Reply Toni Pike June 3, 2021 at 09:51

    A wonderful recipe, Sue

  • Reply Debbie Harris June 3, 2021 at 20:40

    I really like the sound of these Sue and will definitely try them. Your photos tell the story from start to finish, well done!!

  • Reply Amanda June 5, 2021 at 12:56

    These muffins looked like they turned out so well. I would like to try something like this again. I used to make savoury muffins which are a great accompaniment to soup during the winter. Thanks for the inspiration.

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