Sweet potato muffins in a pan

Coconut Flour Sweet Potato Muffins

These moist Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins are a great make-ahead and take-along breakfast. They are made with coconut flour and are gluten and grain free!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword paleo sweet potato muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 189 kcal
Author LeelaLicious


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch or arrowroot powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder *
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree **see notes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup ***
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk (coconut or almond)
  • 1/3 cup pecan or walnut pieces
  • 12 pecan or walnut halves for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease or line a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together coconut flour, optional arrowroot powder, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and salt. In a large bowl beat together eggs, sweet potato puree, vanilla extract, coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk until smooth.

  3. Add the flour mix to the wet mixture and stir until all lumps are gone. Fold in pecan or walnut pieces.
  4. Divide batter into 12 muffin cavities and top each with a nut half. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. I use a little spatula to help loosen the muffins out of the pan.

Recipe Notes

* Make homemade paleo baking powder by combining 1 part baking soda with 2 part cream of tartar

** You can use canned sweet potato (pure, not in syrup), but I made my own. For that I boiled half a medium sweet potato until it was quite soft (I could easily pierce it with a knife) and then pureed it in a food processor

***Sugar-free monk fruit syrup can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Sweet Potato Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 138mg6%
Carbohydrates 13.3g4%
Fiber 2.8g11%
Sugar 5.8g6%
Protein 3.8g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.