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Sweet Potato Muffins
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Modified from a recipe on the Food Network:,1977,FOOD_9936_20770,00.html

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato (about 2 sweet potatoes)
  • 2 cups compliant flour (amaranth, kamut, brown rice, etc.)
  • 2 cups almond meal (or flax seed meal)
  • 1 cup vegetable glycerine
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter or ghee
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon allspice (or cinnamon)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Boil sweet potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes (poke with fork or knife to judge softness).
  3. Drain the sweet potatoes in a colander and peel when cool enough (but not cold).
  4. Put the sweet potatoes back in the pot they were boiled in and mash.
  5. Combine sweet potatoes, vegetable glycerine, butter, and eggs and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  7. Add nuts if desired and mix well.
  8. Spoon into muffins pans and bake for 40-50 minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).
  9. Cool in pans to room temperature.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Potato (Sweet)3 ,4 A N B B B B B N
Vegetable Glycerine (Glycerol)1 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Egg White (chicken)1 N N B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Flax Seed (Linseed)2 B B N N N N B N
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 B N B B B B N N
Kamut3 ,4 N N A A A A N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N
Allspice1 N N A A A A N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 12, 2007 at 05:03 PM By: Lola