Gluten Free Sweet Potato Muffins (using Coconut Flour)

I’m not going to lie, Coconut Flour is not the easiest type of flour to work with. It’s not a flour that you can substitute 1 for 1 in any recipe. It’s a very absorbent flour, so you do not need very much to make this recipe.

These Sweet Potato Muffins are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and just a hint of brown sugar.

The muffins have a very slight taste of sweet potatoes which add to the moistness. The coconut flour add a little nuttiness which blends in perfectly to make these a delicious fall breakfast treat.

These guys are super simple to make, and because coconut flour is high in fiber, it’s  a perfect way to add a little more fiber to your day!

For this recipe I just used canned sweet potatoes, then mashed them up. You can bake your own sweet potatoes and the peel and mash them yourself if you feel like doing the extra work… but canned worked great for these.

I also used coconut oil instead of butter, which makes these muffins just that much more tasty, and not bad for ya!

The sweet potato muffin batter is a little thick, so I used an ice cream scoop to portion out the muffins. It worked great, or you can just spoon it into the muffin liners.

Sprinkle just a little bit of brown sugar on top of each of the muffins before placing in the oven to bake.

These muffins are a great fall treat.

My kids gobbled them up, and had no idea that they hardly contained any sugar, were full of fiber, and totally gluten free.

I’m not saying I’ll never bake with regular flour again, but I am definitely going to be making these muffins again, they were completely delicious!

If you have a gluten intolerance and are looking for a tasty new muffin recipe, you will love these!

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Muffins (using Coconut Flour)

The muffins have a very slight taste of sweet potatoes which add to the moistness. The coconut flour adds a little nuttiness which blends in perfectly to make these a delicious fall breakfast treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 Muffins
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl add coconut flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In another bowl whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, sweet potato, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and whisk until smooth and no lumps.
  • Spoon batter into lined muffin tin, about 3/4 full. Sprinkle the top of each with a little brown sugar.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for a few minutes in muffin tin before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: coconut flour, maple syrup, muffins, Sweet Potato
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
20 Responses
  1. Kat

    My boyfriends’ mom LOVES sweet potatoes and coconut oil… You guys are going to make me daughter in law on the year… Infinity thanks…:)

  2. Amberly

    Shawn! I made these this morning and we all agreed that they are the BEST muffins we’ve ever made. Thanks for the recipe! I did sub canned pumpkin for the sweet potato and butter for the coconut oil because I didn’t have enough. Still fantastic! Good job!

  3. Beth

    The recipe does not mention the eggs and I did not pay attention to the picture before I made these tonight. They were a bit stiff but still tasted good. I used a mini muffin pan and they were great. I also used pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes because that is what I had on hand. I cannot wait to try them the right way next time. 🙂

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Beth! I fixed the recipe to include the eggs, so it should taste a whole lot better now. I bet using pumpkin was really tasty too! 🙂

  4. Did you use regular-sized muffin/cupcake pans, or are these smaller ones? For some reason, they look a bit smaller than normal. Only thinking about cooking time….I love sweet potatoes and have some coconut flour that I need to use. 🙂

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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