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West African Yam Muffins

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West African Yam Muffins are well loved in my family. As holidays approach everyone's longing for the West African Yam Muffins also increases. Try this wonderful West African Yam Muffins and you will understand why it is so addictive!
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Yams 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), mashed (cooked and)
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon, melted
  Molasses 1 Tablespoon

Blend together flour, baking powder, salt, ginger and brown sugar in a large bowl.
Whisk eggs, yam, milk, butter and molasses.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the liquid mixture, stirring lightly and quickly.
Spoon into greased muffin cups and bake until tester comes out clean.
Bake at 400 degrees 20 to 25 minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 157 Calories from Fat 47

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.2%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 53.5 mg17.8%

Sodium 237.5 mg9.9%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 0.85 g3.4%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 4 g7.7%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 14.2% Iron 7.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


lululemon's picture
yayyyyy!!! yam muffins rock~!!!!!
Anonymous's picture
Is this 12 tablespoons of molasses? or 1-2??
Ambrosia's picture
I think it has to be 1/2 tbsp, as in brackets it is given "to taste".
Daina's picture
Wow! This is a life saver for my georgraphy project because I needed a recipe for my class that I have in the morning. Plus I'm trying to do guinea in west africa and all the dishes from there are super spicy and theres no way I'm serving spicy food in the morning! This is So perfect muffins in morning, but with a west african twist! :)
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West African Yam Muffins Recipe