Ube Muffins

Ube Muffins

Ube is a purple potato familiar in Filipino cooking. It has a slightly sweet flavor and a lovely purple flesh.

PREP 20 MIN
READY IN 45 MIN
SERVES 12

Ingredients

3-4 ube, about 1 pound
2 eggs
½ cup white granulated sugar
½ cup canola oil
½ cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour or white ap flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup walnuts

Topping
3 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup walnuts

Preparation

Take out milk and eggs to bring them to room temperature. Boil ube in water until fork tender, 20-30 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and mash with a fork. 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and line a muffin tin with muffin cups. 

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs until beaten, then whisk in sugar and oil until combined. Add milk and vanilla and whisk for 1 more minute. Add ube and walnuts and stir in with a spoon until combined. 

Fill muffins 2/3 up, leaving room for muffin expansion. Sprinkle on topping and bake for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.