Apple Upside Down Sweet Potato Muffins & A 1 Year Anniversary!

The 10th of October marks the one year anniversary of my recipe adventures as Inspired by the Seasons.  Thank you for following along and I hope you have been able to try out a recipe or two. I am so grateful for the recognition I have received from various recipe sites and the support I have from Wisconsin Whisk has been invaluable. And speaking of Wisconsin Whisk, this month I am featured as member of the month - you can learn more about me here.  

This muffin recipe continues with my current theme of combining a fruit and a vegetable into a single recipe.  The inspiration for the upside down apple part came from a recipe developed by Katie at Healthy Seasonal Recipes.  This recipe takes a little longer to put together, but the end result is worth the added effort.  

Apple sweet potato muffins

Apple Upside Down Sweet Potato Muffins

Adapted from a recipe by Healthy Seasonal

Prepare Muffin Tin:

Take 2 T of butter and generously grease the muffin tins.  I cubed it into 12 pieces and added to each cup to be sure I got even distribution.  Now, it's time to heat your oven to 350 degrees

Prepare the Apples:

Peel and dice 2 small firm apples like pink lady or gala, you should have 1 cup.

In a small saucepan on medium heat, add diced apples and 1/2 c water, bring to a simmer and cook 2-4 minutes until they start to soften.  Drain off water and add back into pan along with 2 T butter and 2 T maple syrup.  Distribute evenly in each muffin tin. 

Make the Muffins:

  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 T butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 3/4 c vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c baked and mashed sweet potato

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Then add butter, vanilla sugar, eggs and yogurt, stir until just combined.  Then, mix in sweet potato until evenly distributed.  Cover apples with the muffin batter. 

Bake for 28 minutes or  until golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Take a cookie sheet and invert muffin tin on it, if all the topping does not come out of the muffin tin simply replace with corresponding cup.