Flourless cranberry pecan sweet potato muffins made with riced spiralized sweet potato noodles. They’re moist, filling and delicious served warm straight from the oven or at room temperature.
Who knew you could use spiralized noodles to make muffins?!? I certainly didn’t… until I saw the recipe for Cinnamon-Walnut Sweet Potato Muffins in Inspiralized, Ali Maffucci’s new cookbook.
This cookbook is full of innovative ways to spiralize and enjoy noodles made from veggies and fruit. Ali has thought of it all. She has everything from manicotti to pho to bagel buns and waffles!
Ali is a friend of mine and a true expert for all things spiralized. She’s the lady behind the popular Inspirlized blog. She has this cookbook and she’s also created her own spiralizer called the Inspiralizer. Ali sent me one to try out and I’m obsessed! It’s similar to the Paderno spiralizer, but it has a few additional features including a safety cover so no pointy blades are exposed as well as a Noodle Twister, which allows you to switch between different noodle sizes and shapes without exchanging blade plates. It also has counter clamps, which keep the device in place much better. Overall, I’m a big fan.
And these muffins. I’m going to be honest with you. At first I was a little apprehensive about making muffins without any flour and a bunch of raw sweet potato noodles, but they’re awesome!!
The texture is different than regular flour-based muffins, but that’s to be expected and I actually really like the texture of these. They’re moist and soft but still have a little bit of firmness from the riced sweet potatoes.
The flavor is naturally sweet and the muffins are quite filling. Each one has less than 150 calories so you can have two for breakfast without a second thought. They’re great warm from the oven, but they taste good cold or at room temperature as well. You can easily make a batch and keep the leftovers in the fridge for a quick on-the-go breakfast or snack.
I followed Ali’s recipe, but switched up the sweetener and the add-ins. She used honey, walnuts and raisins while I used maple syrup, dried cranberries and pecans. I love how bright and festive the muffins look with the cranberries. I think they’d make a great addition to your Christmas morning brunch menu. Just double or triple the recipe if you’re serving a crowd.