Thermomix Sweet Potato and Five Spice Muffins

  • Author: Vicki
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


A deliciously gluten free, dairy free and naturally sweetened Thermomix Sweet Potato Muffins made with warming mixed spices.  A perfect afternoon treat to have with a cuppa.



  • 500g raw sweet potato, peeled and roughly cut into 2cm cubes (or 320g cooked sweet potato)
  • 100g extra virgin olive oil (125ml)
  • 110g unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice (125ml)
  • 220g maple syrup, plus extra for brushing over the muffins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 270g gluten free plain flour (if the flour doesn’t include xanthan gum, add one teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan forced and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Peel and chop the sweet potato into 2cm cubes and bake them in the oven for 30-40 minutes until soft. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, add the sweet potatoes to the TM bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 4 to mash them up.  Add the olive oil, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract to the potato mash and mix 10 sec/speed 5. Scrape down the bowl and mix again for 10 sec/speed 5.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, Chinese five spice and salt and mix 5 sec/reverse/speed 5.  It’s best not to over mix so if not fully incorporated, fold gently with a spatula until a nice thick batter forms and you can’t see any flour remaining.
  5. Scoop out the mixture and evenly distribute into the 12 cases.  I like to do this with an icecream scoop.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes on 180°C fan forced.  Timing will depend on your oven and how big the muffins are.  Mine were quite big so took just over 25 minutes.  They are ready when a tooth pick comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm from the oven. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Thermomix

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