Sweet Potato Muffins with Veggie Cream Cheese #SundaySupper

Sweet Potato Muffins with Veggie Cream Cheese makes any kid smile! Colorful radishes, carrots and green onion coating a sweet, tender sweet potato muffin. A delicious breakfast, snack or side for kids of any age!

Sweet Potato Muffin Veggie Cream CheeseSweet Potato Muffin with Veggie Cream Cheese

My mom was lucky. I always loved fresh vegetables. No fight to get me to eat my veggies. We had a garden and I got to grow my favorites, too.

My daughter could be conned into eating celery or raw carrots with a blob of peanut butter nearby.

Along came the grandkids and it was 50/50 on eating fresh veggies. My granddaughter loves cooked veggies but I think years of braces took its toll on eating raw, crisp vegetables. Even corn on the cob was a challenge.

My little guy loves raw veggies. A few years back they had a nice sized garden. Mac would be out there every day picking cherry tomatoes, green beans and zucchini.

So its was never a lack of veggies in their diets but maybe a bit of boredom.

Sweet treats chocked full of veggies is an alternative to get some extra veggies in all our diets.

First thing that comes to mind is Zucchini Brownies.

zucchini parfait ingredients

Maybe Chocolate Zucchini Cakeis more your thing.

chocolate zucchini cake

Both of those are great if you have zucchini overload this summer! In the meantime, try these Sweet Potato Muffins with a smear of vegetable cream cheese.
Sweet Potato Muffins Veggie Cream Cheese

 

Sweet Potato Muffins with Veggie Cream Cheese

Sweet Potato Muffins with Veggie Cream Cheese #SundaySupper

Yield: 9 to 10 muffins

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

    muffins
  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potato(about 1 small)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Veggie Cream Cheese
  • 4 ounces regular cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 2 medium radishes
  • 4 baby carrots
  • 1 green onion

Instructions

    muffins
  • line muffin tin with papers gently spray with cooking spray
  • Mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and sweet potatoes. Add to dry ingredients.
  • Fill muffin papers 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees about 12 to 15 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Veggie Cream Cheese
  • Chop radishes, carrots and onions in a food processor until finely chopped. Add cream cheese and blend.
  • Spread on muffins.
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Special thanks to Anne from Simple and Savory for hosting this event! Thanks also to Cricket from Cricket’s Confections for organizing the event!

Food for Thought…Kids love to be included in meal time preparation. What ways do you use to include your kids or grandkids in adding veggies to the meal. Do they help with selection? Maybe making the salad is a fun contribution. Snapping beans or shucking corn can be fun for little fingers! I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!

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Enjoy these Sunday Supper Kid Friendly Vegetable Recipes!

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For even more kid friendly vegetables check out these Vegetable Recipes for Picky Eaters by The Sunday Supper Movement

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22 Responses to Sweet Potato Muffins with Veggie Cream Cheese #SundaySupper

  1. Love the idea of a sweet potato muffin. Definitely saving the recipe. Interesting tale of your children and grandkids…Thinking your muffin might be good with PB too =)
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  2. Liz says:

    I made a sweet potato quick bread years ago. I’d forgotten until seeing your muffins—it was lovely! Now I’m craving one of your muffins with that excellent veggie spread!

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  9. I love this sweet and savory take on muffins. Super creative!
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  10. Hezzi-D says:

    I love vegetable cream cheese but I’ve never made my own. Definitely trying this!
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  11. cheri says:

    Hi Cindy, oh do these look delicious, love the cream cheese topping, will try these for my grandkids.
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  12. This is really different idea but amazing. Can’t wait to try. As soon as i am free i will make this. this is in my to-do list.
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  13. Caroline says:

    Love using sweet potatoes in baking, these look tasty!
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  14. Your muffins look awesome, and I bet they smell wonderful while they are baking. I love the sweet potato mixed in there, and the cream cheese with vegetables looks so tasty! Great recipe!

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