Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sweet Potatoes Peanut Butter Cup cakes with Peanut butter Cream cheese frosting.





With the goodness of both sweet potatoes and peanut butter combined,these are not your average cupcakes.Though I could eat the super healthy
warm roasted sweet potatoes as it is ,using them in a cupcake makes its incredibly moist delightful treat.Peanut butter adds the extra nutrition.And also one can go generous with the frosting,cause the creamy Mono saturated Peanut butter is healthy replacement for the Saturated fat butter.For more on nutrition of sweet potatoes see my previous post here and Peanuts to fight diabetes here.

Ingredients
2 cups sweet potatoes,mashed or pureed(about 1 medium size sweet potato),See how to cook sweet potatoes?
2 heaping tablespoon Peanut Butter,chunky or creamy,see how to make home made peanut butter?.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder(aluminum free)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large Organic Eggs(or replace with Ener-G egg replacer powder or 1/2 cup flax seed meal)
1 cup reduced fat Organic milk or Soy milk.
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil or Vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry fruits like cherries,cranberries,raisins or blueberries
1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup of natural sweeteners like Honey,maple syrup or Agave nectar

For frosting
1/4 cup Low fat cream cheese
2 tablespoon Pure Honey or Maple syrup or Date Syrup
2 tablespoon of Peanut butter,creamy
Some roasted pistachios for garnish.

Makes about 10-12 cup cakes.

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Line the muffin tray baking cups.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.In another bowl whisk eggs,mix in sugar and oil,add the sweet potatoes and peanut butter ,combine. .Now combine this wet mixture slowly in the dry mixture until completely incorporated.
Fill the baking cups 3/4 th full and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool completely.

Prepare the frosting by whipping the frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable.Slather over the cooled cupcakes using a spatula ,sprinkle with finely chopped pistachios.

These peanut rich Cupcakes along with the other peanut rich recipes Mirchi Ka salan,Nutty Chutney and Peanut bites are my entry for Let Go Nuts : Peanuts event,hosted by Aquadaze of Served With Love.
Mildly sweet and simple enough to bake for beginners,I'm also sending these to One page cookbooks ,Simple dessert event,hosted by Varsha of Will-o-wisp.And to Vandana's Baking for beginners.


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41 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

What beautiful photos, as always. :)

anudivya said...

You have been on a sweet potato frenzy! Looks very good.

Asha said...

Sweet potato, Peanut butter and cream cheese!! All my favorites, Heaven! :))

Priya said...

Wwow woow am just drooling over those cupcakes, wat a lovely combo with peanut butter n sweet potatoes..awesome!!!!!!

Nithya Praveen said...

Great combo.....looks wonderful!

Archy said...

Muffins are so wonderful an high with frosting on he op !! Lovely !!

AnuSriram said...

Lovely muffins... Delicious and fluffy!

mona said...

Yasmeen, your healthy ways of cooking are inspirational to me. Keep up the good work!

Varsha Vipins said...

I am ready to buy a bunch of Sweet Potatoes now..:)..Yum pics as always sweetie..:)

- bcgw. said...

Wow...and, wow, and yum. =P

Cham said...

Love the frosting and the gooey texture of cupcakes

Vibaas said...

Yasmeen, both sweet potato pancake and this cup cake look soooo delicious. Nice way to include sweet potatos in the kids diet.

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Wow, never heard of sweet potato cup cake, but they really look amazing. Very creative!

aquadaze said...

what a lovely twist to the usual frosting! and sweet potato in a cupcake...it is an absolute must try yasmeen. Thanks for the lovely entry :)

Ann said...

Great Combo dear..and this definitely been kids fav ?

hijabee said...

Yummy :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

cup cakes are invitng....

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and definitely healthy.You always come up with a healthy combo and make is absolutely delish.This is the second sweet potato dish from you -lovely and perfect.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds great!Lovely looking cakes Yasmeen!

sowmya said...

thats a lovely recipe..the pictures are so tempting..

Sara said...

I would have never thought to combine sweet potato with peanut butter, but it sounds delicious!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

sweet potato can be replaced by pumpkin, for a similar effect - it gives off a sweetness in baking

Dershana said...

sweet potatoes and peanut butter!!what more can one ask for :-) I am making this asap, will let u know how it turned out since I steamed sweet potatoes for dinner yesterday and have a couple of chunks left.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice idea to use sweet potatoes in cakes. looks mouthwatering!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Peanut butter and sweet potato wah what a combo.....

Navita said...

I do not like peanuts so will skip the frosting, but sure i can gobble down tht piece of heavenly cupcake :)

umelbanat said...

These look delesh.....I'm making plans to make them in sha Allah
jazaky Allah khayran sister

Rajani said...

yasmeen I was thinking if the sweet potatoes might make it dense?but i see these cupcakes look very spongy and soft. will try. hey do you know of any natural sugar replacer that i can sub for refined white sugar that's healthier and lower in calory? wonder if jaggery can be subd?

Vij said...

Lovely clicks! superb muffins yas! heaven ;-)

G.Pavani said...

hey muffin look really nice n nice colour

notyet100 said...

this is indeed heaven,..:-)

MeetaK said...

i love the use of sweet potato in these muffins to be honest i would never have thought of pairing it with peanut butter!

Yasmeen said...

thank you all:)
Rajani,Jaggery has almost same calories as sugar,but relatively good source of Iron and calcium,you could use it in place of sugar.Also other sweeteners like Honey or date syrup or maple syrup is also a good option.
I usually use brown sugar,Honey and Date syrup as sweeteners.

Happy cook said...

Looks so yumm deliicous.
I can taste them just looking to the pic.

SriLekha said...

looks yum and delicious!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Sweet potatoes with peanut butter in a cupcake sounds so delicious... wonderful pictures Yasmeen.

syeda said...

wiweeeeeeeeeeee, love ur innovative cooking

vidhas said...

Sweet potato cuap cakes looks awesome. Nice click and very informative.

Noor said...

I love your pictures, so nice. You need to teach me how to take better pictures mine are so bad :(

meeso said...

These sound great, as I love both sweet potatoes and peanut butter, perfect recipe and so healthy!

ttfn300 said...

holy moly, these are going at the top of the list!!!

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