Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins by ilonaspassion.com

Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins

Quinoa muffins with sweet potato, cinnamon and chocolate chips.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins by ilonaspassion.com

I don’t have to tell you that quinoa is very popular lately. The internet is full of new recipes introducing this type of grain. I’m actually new to these edible seeds and I’m still looking for new ideas what to do with quinoa.

I noticed that quinoa is simple used in every dish: breakfast, snacks, dinners, bread and even desserts. I made Pistachio Quinoa and Cranberry Granola with uncooked seeds and it was very delicious. At first I wanted to eat uncooked then I decided to give it a try with cooked quinoa in my Taco Zucchini Quinoa Casserole. Both recipes came out amazingly tasty.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins by ilonaspassion.com

When I saw a dessert with quinoa my mind was surprised in a nice way. I thought it will be nice to use it in some breads or desserts. These sweet potato quinoa muffins were perfect for me to make. I’ve never made muffins with sweet potato but I’m trying to sneak some veggies here and there in my children’s food.

These quinoa muffins came out so tasty. I like them with a perfect moistness and perfect amount of chocolate. Some cinnamon flavor and sweet potato that you can’t really know that veggie is in there. I’ll be looking for more sweet potato muffins or even breads.

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Ilona


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato cooked & mashed
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Prepare muffin tin with 12 liners.
  • In a large bowl mix flours, cooked quinoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • In a separate bowl mix coconut oil, sweet potato, greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Pour wet into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and combine well.
  • Pour into muffin tins.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 F and bake another 20 - 25 minutes.


Adapted from Half Baked Harvest


Monounsaturated Fat: 0gPotassium: 0mgVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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  1. Muffins came out pretty good, the family is eating them so they can’t be that bad, right 🙂 Next time I’d definitely need a thinner, smoother batter and less chocolate chips. Don’t get my wrong, I LOVE chocolate chips but a cup over powered the sweet potato. I’d use a little more cinnamon as well. Or swap the sweet potato for pumpkin. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I am happy that you liked them:) I like sneaking veggies in baked goods so my younger son will eat some vegetables. Go ahead and make changes how you prefer. I love to experiment too:)) Tomorrow I will be posting Sweet Potato Mini Donuts. My family liked them even better than these muffins. Maybe you’ll be interested too. Thank you so much for trying my recipe and visiting my blog!

  2. How important is the yogurt? I’m dairy free. Can I sub with cream of coconut? Or do I need the acidity? Thanks !

    1. I never tried with almond milk or any other milk instead of yogurt so I am not sure how it will turn out. I assume it will work, muffins might be more moist or flatten a little, if you will try it please let me know if they turn out ok. The yogurt can be also substituted with sour cream.

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