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These muffins are a must during the holidays or anytime.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sweet potatoes, cooked & mashed
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine sweet potatoes, sugar, milk and eggs. Add dry ingredients and melted butter; mix until well blended. Stir in pecans. Fill greased muffin cups half full. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Makes 24 muffins.

Kitty Walker
Princeton



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