Special Yam Muffins Recipe

Bake up these special yam muffins the next time yams are in season. A muffin recipe with a twist, the yam muffin offers you the unique taste of yams baked along with cornmeal, coffee and cinnamon. The tabasco sauce adds a dash of spiciness that complements the taste of these special yam muffins.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Interest Group


 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Baking powder15 Milliliter
 Yellow cornmeal250 Milliliter
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Strong coffee1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Tabasco sauce1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Mashed yams/Mashed sweet potatoes1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 450 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g32.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 108.8 mg

Sodium 481.4 mg20.1%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g24.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.6%

Sugars 10.2 g

Protein 9 g18.5%

Vitamin A 7.8% Vitamin C 0.12%

Calcium 25.1% Iron 20.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cornmeal, salt and cinnamon.
Make a well in the center.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs.
Stir in coffee, butter, Tabasco sauce and yams.
Add to flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
Spoon batter into prepared ramekins or pan, filling cups two-thirds full.
(Baking may have to be done in batches.) If using ramekins, arrange in a circle.
Microwave on High for 4 to 5 1/2 minutes, rotating pan or rearranging ramekins halfway through cooking time.
A toothpick inserted in the center of each muffin should come out clean and dry.
These muffins are delicious served warm.