Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins for a Healthy Breakfast

These vegan sweet potato muffins are made with spelt flour and applesauce. So much goodness in one little muffin! If you’re looking for a healthy sweet potato muffin to add to your morning routine, these might be it.

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Sweet potato puree, with its creamy sweetness, lends itself well to flavorful baked goods. But if you didn’t happen to bake sweet potatoes the day before, or don’t have the 45 minutes it takes to bake sweet potatoes until tender, shredding raw sweet potatoes accomplishes much the same thing in less time.

The shredded bits of sweet potato will cook quickly, imparting their sweet flavor in these spiced muffins in just the time it takes the muffins to bake. Healthy sweet potato muffins in less time? Perfect!

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dry vegan sweet potato muffin ingredients in a teal pyrex bowl

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Wholesome ingredients = healthy sweet potato muffins

Sweet potatoes from the cellar and applesauce canned in the fall give these breakfast muffins a light sweetness. Whole grain spelt flour, an heirloom wheat variety, gives them a lovely nutty undertone reminiscent of a bran muffin.

The batter should fill the muffin cups about 2/3 of the way. More than that and these vegan muffins will overflow as they bake.

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muffin tin full of healthy sweet potato muffin batter

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Vegan sweet potato muffins for breakfast on the go

With seasonal ingredients and no eggs or dairy, these vegan sweet potato muffins are perfect to make for snacks or breakfast on cold baking days. They make a great grab and go breakfast for busy days, too. Bake these vegan sweet potato muffins in a regular muffin tin (this one has a nonstick ceramic surface) or use a mini-muffin tin for fun-sized muffins.

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Vegan sweet potato muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Made with spelt flour and applesauce, these healthy muffins are great for breakfast or an easy-to-grab snack.



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk well until all dry ingredients are well combined.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and into the well add in the sugar, applesauce, shredded sweet potato, and coconut milk. Stir the wet ingredients together in the well and then begin mixing the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir just until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Divide the muffin batter between the 12 cups and place pan in preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Allow these healthy sweet potato muffins to cool in pan for five minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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About the author: Shannon Stonger is the founder of the blog Nourishing Days, where she shares her family’s journey towards sustainability. She is the author of The Doable Off-Grid Homestead, Traditionally Fermented Foods, and the sourdough baking book 100% Rye. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and lives with her husband, five children, and various farm animals on their five-acre homestead in Texas.

8 comments… add one
  • Kathleen Mar 26, 2022 @ 15:55

    Is there a substitute for spelt flour?

    • AttainableSustainable Mar 29, 2022 @ 7:42

      There are several flours you could use to substitute, but I haven’t tested any others for this recipe so I couldn’t say for sure how it would turn out. Give your favorite flour a try! 🙂

  • irene lau Jan 4, 2020 @ 12:51

    would these be suitable for freezing?

    • Kris Bordessa Jan 5, 2020 @ 8:31

      I don’t see why not!

  • Cheryl Apr 8, 2019 @ 1:14

    I used less sugar. Half. Used half apple sauce, half banana puree. Added molasses.

    They turned out so amazing! Just sweet enough. Nice and moist.

    Thank You

  • Kimberly Lambdin Feb 17, 2018 @ 9:00

    Love these!

    • Kris Bordessa Feb 20, 2018 @ 16:17

      Yay, so glad to hear it!

  • Maria Feb 7, 2018 @ 19:57

    Wow!! It’s really a great recipe for a Healthy Breakfast. I always like to eat a healthy food. Thanks.

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