Sweet Potato Muffins

These Sweet Potato Muffins are the quintessential fall muffin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice baking in your oven make your home smell better than a Bath & Body Works candle! Baked sweet potatoes ensure a moist muffin. No dry muffins here!

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of sweet potatoes, give these babies a try. They have won over my whole family with children ages 2-8! The terms sweet potato and yam have become interchangeable in the United States. For the purpose of this recipe, you want the orange yam so when you are grocery shopping make sure you buy that no matter what it is labeled as!

To bake the sweet potatoes (yams), scrub them clean and pat dry with a towel. Poke multiple times with a fork. Place directly on oven rack with a pan underneath to catch any drips. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until soft. Turn the oven off, but leave the sweet potatoes in the oven for another 15 minutes (this helps the skin peel off easier). You can squeeze the flesh out or scoop out easily with a spoon.


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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 24


  • 2.5 cups sugar
  • 12 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pound baked sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice


  1. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs and sweet potatoes/yams and mix another 3 minutes. 

    In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients until well combined. Pour dry ingredients into the wet and mix on low until combined. 

    Spoon batter into well-greased muffin tins and fill 3/4 of the way. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. 


I hope you love these as much as we do! Please share and enjoy :)

How to Become a Contestant on Wheel of Fortune

My whole life I have wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune! I grew up watching it with my family and solving puzzles. I still want to be Vanna White when I grow up…

Last summer, I got to realize that dream and be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune! My episode aired on Thanksgiving Day 2017. Look at that smile below, I was SO EXCITED to be on set!!

I’m sharing my tips for becoming a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. This is what worked for me, and I hope it works for you! Please share if you have tried out and what path you took, or if you are currently in the process – good luck!

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How to Become a Contestant on Wheel of Fortune

Go to a Wheelmobile event!

Instead of sending in a video on the website, go to a Wheelmobile event. The Wheel of Fortune Wheelmobile travels all across the United States looking for their next contestants which could be YOU! They will be able to see you in person, take your photo, and I think you have a way better chance of getting through to the TV show. You have multiple chances throughout the day to have your name drawn out of the drum so that you can get on stage. It is such a rush to have your name called and to go play on stage! It goes by quickly, so have fun and give it your all!

Don’t give up!

I tried out at TWO Wheelmobile events before I made it through to the TV show. On my first try out, I made it to the hotel round where I hardly got called on at all. Don’t give up! Keep trying out. You never know what they are looking for! My second hotel round I was called on more. Also, you will be calmer your second time around because you’ve been through it all before.


Download the Wheel of Fortune game on your phone and play it. Watch the TV show every night or old episodes on YouTube. Do crossword puzzles. Become a puzzle-solving wizard! It will help you be sharp and ready to grab those Toss Ups and solve them!

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