February is a “sweet” month. Not only do we have Valentine’s Day, we also celebrate National Sweet Potato Month. North Carolina ranks No. 1 nationally in sweet potato production and grows more than half of all sweet potatoes harvested in the United States. Taste and nutritional benefits makes sweet potatoes a popular side dish in the U.S. and internationally.
Here’s a recipe for sweet potato chocolate chip mini muffins, perfect for your sweetie. Since the recipe makes 96 muffins, you can share the love with family, friends, school or your coworkers. For more sweet potato recipes, visit https://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 16 oz. mashed sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package mini chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs, sugar, sweet potatoes and oil in a large mixing bowl until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 16-20 minutes.