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Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel {gluten-free & vegan) + A Giveaway!

February 20, 2015

Sweeten up your muffins naturally with these Sweet Potato Muffins topped with a deliciously nutty walnut streusel. No one will guess they are gluten-free and vegan!

Sweeten up your muffins naturally with these Sweet Potato Muffins topped with a deliciously nutty walnut crumble. No one will guess they are gluten-free and vegan!One of the main reasons I love blogging is for this incredible community I get to be a part of. You guys may not see it, but behind the scenes we bloggers are always chatting, encouraging and supporting each other whenever we can. I would be nowhere without my fellow bloggers.

So when my good friend Kelly from Nosh and Nourish asked if I would check out her new cookbook (!!!!) I was overwhelmingly excited to say YES! I know how much heart and soul she put into the book, which was all the more apparent when I got it into my hands.

Sweeten up your muffins naturally with these Sweet Potato Muffins topped with a deliciously nutty walnut crumble. No one will guess they are gluten-free and vegan!This recipe for Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel is straight from her cookbook Superfoods at Every Meal. Kelly did the impossible and found a way to incorporate 10 incredible superfoods in some shape or form into every single recipe in her cookbook. From breakfast, to dinner, to snacks to desserts, every recipe is nourishing in its own superfood way.

FYI “superfoods” are nutrient-packed foods that are suggested to be particularly impactful on your health. It’s up for debate what qualifies as a superfood and how many there actually are, but the 10 Kelly highlighted are the following:

Sweet Potatoes
Coconut Oil
Greek Yogurt

So basically my entire diet.

Sweeten up your muffins naturally with these Sweet Potato Muffins topped with a deliciously nutty walnut crumble. No one will guess they are gluten-free and vegan!It was nearly impossible to pick just one recipe to recreate for THM readers since all of them looked fab! In the end, the sweet potatoes stole my heart and I knew I had to make these Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel.

The recipe sounds delicious just as is, but I ended up making a few tweaks to make it a bit more maven friendly. I swapped out the all-purpose flour for my gluten-free flour blend and used coconut oil in the streusel instead of butter. If you aren’t gluten and dairy-free, then no need to make these swaps!

This was one of the main things I loved about Superfoods at Every Meal, just how adaptable every recipe is. Though some recipes aren’t gluten and dairy-free, they can easily be made so and with a focus on superfoods you know that with each recipe you’re getting a nutrient-packed dish.

A huge congrats to Kelly on her amazing cookbook!


Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel {gluten-free & vegan)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked and mashed*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour**
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 T coconut sugar
  • 2 T coconut oil, room temp
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine cooked sweet potato, almond milk, coconut oil and sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into muffin cups or a well-greased muffin tray.
  6. In a small bowl combine streusel toppings and press a small spoonful of streusel onto each muffin.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Will keep for several days in an airtight container.

Adapted from: Superfoods at Every Meal (shared with permission from Fair Winds Press)


*to cook sweet potato either bake in oven and scoop out flesh or cook on high in microwave for about 4 minutes and scoop out flesh. **I used the flour blend from my Healthy Breakfast eCookbook

Sweeten up your muffins naturally with these Sweet Potato Muffins topped with a deliciously nutty walnut crumble. No one will guess they are gluten-free and vegan!

I am offering one lucky THM reader the chance to win a copy of Kelly’s new cookbook, Superfoods at Ever Meal! All you have to do is comment below with your favourite superfood (check out the list above) or why you want to win a copy. Giveaway is open to North Americans and will run until Monday, February 23rd at 11:59 PM. A winner will be randomly picked and emailed. Good luck!

Superfoods-at-every-mealDisclaimer: I was given a free copy of Superfoods at Every Meal for review purposes however all opinions and creative control were entirely my own. 


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  • Reply
    February 20, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Hmmm, soooo difficult, but I would have to say sweet potatoes FTW

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    February 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I love most of the items on that list of superfoods but I probably eat eggs the most frequently!

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    Dana S
    February 20, 2015 at 7:53 am

    sweet potato for sure

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    February 20, 2015 at 8:08 am’s a toss-up between eggs and quinoa. I eat both frequently!

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    February 20, 2015 at 8:18 am

    For me, my favourite superfood is a toss up between kale, sweet potatoes and chickpeas. I have one, or often all three, every day!! Such a win. Thanks for this recipe!!

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    Erin H
    February 20, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Quinoa! As someone who mostly eats vegetarian, this food is such a staple for me.

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    Brandy Rhea
    February 20, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I love just about all of these foods…my favorite is probably sweet potato. A year ago I wouldn’t touch a sweet potato. Now I can’t eat enough of them.

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
    February 20, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Thanks, love, for taking the time to review, create a recipe, photograph it, and write this post!!!! I sooo appreciate you. AND the muffins look great! I’m making a GF version this weekend too 🙂

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    jessica z
    February 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I would like to win because it would be nice to have a book full of recipes on how to incorporate super foods into (all) of our family meals!

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    Em @ Love A Latte
    February 20, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Quinoa & kale & sweet potatoes & coconut oil & walnuts…how do I choose?! I suppose I’ll choose coconut oil right now because I’m loving cooking my pancakes in eat every weekend. I would love to win this book because next week is my hubby’s birthday and I think it would be perfect for him!

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    Susan Jordan
    February 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Blueberries- grow our own! 🙂

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    Catherine Jackson
    February 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I have wanted a copy of this cookbook since I first saw and read about it! I have a problem though. I love all of these foods. Like you said, that list is basically my entire diet! My favorite food on the list is a tough one. I eat eggs all the time, but I love quinoa and sweet potatoes. But, coconut oil, kale, and greek yogurt are some of my favorite go-tos also! I will probably pick quinoa since it is so versatile!

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    February 20, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I need to get my hands all over the book and those flipping insane muffins. I’m having visions of myself eating nothing but straight sweet potato muffins this weekend. Le sigh….scrumptious!

    P.S. I want to win a copy of that super dope book, because: deeeelicious and nutritious.

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    June C
    February 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

    My favorite superfood is sweet potatoes- but eat ALL the superfoods- have been eating clean and healthy for almost a year now but CONSTANTLY on the hunt for new recipes and ideas so would love a copy of this book!!!

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    Leslie Robbins
    February 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    This is such a hard choice! I’d have to say quinoa is my favorite of these super foods though because I use it in so many things. I’d love to win because I am trying my hardest to prepare delicious and nutritious food for my husband and I- we got married just over a month ago so are just starting out!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 20, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Gotta go with sweet potatoes!

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    February 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

    My favorite superfood is raw cacao powder! Sooooooo high in fiber, iron and magnesium, and so high in flavor and deliciousness!!!

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    February 20, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I LOVE kale. Specifically, a kale Caesar salad. UGH. So good.

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    Kelly Hughes
    February 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Sweet potatoes are my favorite, HANDS DOWN! I could eat them at every meal!

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    Maggie Musclow
    February 20, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Sweet Potato! They are deliciously amazing! I see a recipe with sweet potato and I want to try it. And they could pretty much be a desert by themselves!

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    Debbie Pettigrew
    February 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    It’s hard to pick one……I’ll go with quinoa but sweet potatoes are a close second!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    February 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    It’s a toss up between sweet potatoes and kale for me – both of those foods find their way into so many of my meals, often at the same time!

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    February 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I probably eat all of those on a regular basis, but I have to say I LOVE sweet potatoes. Lately, I’ve been roasting them with cinnamon and cayenne. YUM.

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    She Rocks Fitness
    February 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    That’s what I eat everyday too and recently have been devouring sweet potatoes like it is my JOB! Never had a sweet potato muffin, but I would not say no to this if you made me one. 🙂

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    February 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    oh goodness.. those 10 ingredients are like all of my favorite foods! if i HAD to choose one.. i’ll have to say eggs! they are like the perfect whole food for every meal 🙂

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    Angie Jerde
    February 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I can’t seem to get enough sweet potatoes…I just LOVE them : )

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    Irina @ Miss Irina
    February 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I would have to say sweet potatoes are my current favorite superfood! I eat them daily and I swear they help my running (placebo or not, I’ll take it 🙂 )!

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    Alison H.
    February 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    My favorite superfood is definitely eggs, but kale is a close, close second!

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    paige c
    February 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    i love kale and chia seeds!

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    Alexis Teevens
    February 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    All about the sweet potatoes and eggs. Often together 🙂

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    February 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Sweet potato muffins sound very good, I just made sweet potato biscuits to go with my chicken soup to warm us up during this cold winter. I will try those this weekend!

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    February 20, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I really like kale, it tastes good on its own or in smoothies.

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    February 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Sweet Potatoes for the win!

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    Susan Broughton
    February 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    It is so hard to pick just one! I guess it is a real close race between Blueberries and Sweet Potatoes

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    Amanda F
    February 20, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I agree.. basically my entire diet lol. If I had to only choose one, I would pick quinoa because it is super versatile. It seems like I find a new use for it every day!

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    February 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I choose kale because that’s the only food in the list that I count as a super food.

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    February 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    My favorite superfoods are cacao and goji berries – which also go incredibly well together. Of course, sweet potato is another. I’d love to win this cookbook because I am looking to expand my healthy recipe knowledge!

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    February 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    This would be a great cookbook for me to have since I like EVERYTHING on her superfoods list!

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    February 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Eggs, for sure. They are so versatile and quick to prepare for any meal or snack.

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    February 20, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Pinning this recipe for sure!! Sounds so good. And I love sweet potato, eggs and kale!

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    Jenna B
    February 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I love all of those super foods. If I had to choose only one, I would go with sweet potatoes!

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    Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
    February 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    First of all, I definitely agree that bloggers are supportive and so helpful. I’m blessed to have entered the blogging world and met so many fellow healthy living and food bloggers thus far!

    I have never of Nosh and Nourish before, just gives me another food blog to check out and start following! I would say honey is my favorite superfood on that list. Maybe that is why I use it often in conversation as well. It’s my favorite thing to call my fiance as far as “cutesy names” go.

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    hayley @healthyregards
    February 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm


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    Erin Ellis
    February 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Honey is my favorite super food….particularly local honey. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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    Katie G
    February 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Mine would be Greek yogurt. I eat it every day!

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    Becca F
    February 20, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I’m a big fan of quinoa!

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    February 20, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I eat most of these things every day, but my faves are Greek yogurt, sweet potato, and eggs.

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 21, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Those muffins look incredible buddy- Way to hide a sweet potato in them.

    Reminds me of a certain struesel muffin in a certain ebook. 😉

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    Ellen S
    February 21, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I love love love eggs!

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    February 21, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    My favorite superfood is greek yogurt because it is so versatile – I can use it in baking or just as a snack!

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    Emily @ Sweets and Beets
    February 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Oh my gosh I would looove that cookbook. My favorite superfood is sweet potatoes — how appropriate 🙂

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    February 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Greek yogurt is my favvvve. It’s perfect for any meal, dessert, snack… any you can load it up with fruit and granola and nut butter!

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    February 22, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I love all of those super foods, but I’m going to pick eggs as my favorite. They make a great addition to a meal or they can be the main feature! Yum!

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    Amy Z.
    February 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Blueberries are my favorite superfood! I love adding frozen wild blueberries (even more antioxidants!) in overnight oats or with yogurt.

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    Laura W
    February 22, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite! They’re super easy to just toss in the microwave or turn into a recipe – my go-to easy weeknight dinner when I’m short on time!

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    February 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    What a fabulous looking cookbook (I mean those muffins?) Kale, coconut oil, sweet potatoes? Don’t think there’s a superfood listed I don’t love <3 I'd love to try some of her other amazing recipes. I've been looking to expand my cookbook collection, almost all my recipes come from the interwebs (not that there's anything wrong with that) but it's nice to have a physical copy.

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    February 22, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    love chickpeas & coconut oil. I have been stuck in a cooking rut & would love new healthy ideas

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    Nadia Cabrales
    February 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    BLUEBERRIES …FOREVER !!! sweet, tart, deep blue superfood

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    Rachel H
    February 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Sweet Potatoes! Sweet, savory, they are so delicious!!

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    kristen b
    February 22, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    i love all of these foods! A copy of the cookbook would inspire me to try new recipes That may be out of my comfort zone. It is one of my New Years resolutions!!

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    February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am

    eggs! Eggs all the way!

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    February 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    SWEET POTATO!! Only in savoury dishes though. Otherwise it’s too sweet for me 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    my favorite super food is sweet potato

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    February 24, 2015 at 8:09 am

    So sad to see this giveaway is only open to North Americans 🙁

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    Leah M @ love me, feed me
    February 24, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    YUM! These look amazinggggg! I’m having a heard time choosing between sweet potato and chickpeas, both are things I eat at least once a day.

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    February 24, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    kale is my fave superfood

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    candace coup
    February 25, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I would love to win as I’m trying to reincorporate grains back into my diet and everyone recommends quinoa but I just can’t find a way to cook it that I like

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    January 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I love all nuts, seeds, and berries! Too hard to pick favorites!

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    Annamarie V
    February 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    My favorite super food from the list is coconut oil, I am using it in tonights dinner. I would love to win this book because I am trying to cook healthier this year and this would really help me

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    February 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I have jumped on the superfood bandwagon rather late – but better late than never 🙂

    This cookbook sounds perfect to get me started on the road to healthy eating. I get so much out of reading your blog and your recipes look deelishus – thanks for doing the amazing job that you do!

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    December 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I LOVE sweet potatoes, quinoa, blueberries, use coconut oil all the time, etc, etc. I am a “superfoodie”. I would love this cookbook cuz I love the THM lifestyle and never want to go back to junk. Just found your blog tonight. Can’t wait to ‘follow’ you! Blessings!

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