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Yam Cupcakes recipe

These yummy yam cupcakes are low-fat andpacked full of fiber and beneficial nutrients, like beta caroteneand vitamin C from the yams…making them a great choice forlunchbox treats or afternoon snacks for the whole family.

Recipe: Yam Cupcakes

1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup 1/3 less fat margarine3 large egg whites1 large egg2 (15-ounce) cans yams, drained and mashed2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In large bowl, beat together sugar andmargarine until blended. Add egg whites and egg, one at a time,beating well after each addition. Mix in yams.
  • In another bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon,nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to first mixture,beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • Pour batter into a cupcake pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a woodenpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

    Makes 16 cupcakes.

    Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Sweet PotatoCommission. Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson,Holly Clegg.

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