These vegan sweet potato date muffins have been a favorite of mine for years. Wholesome and filling, yet delectably sweet and moist using whole grains and minimal ingredients. They combine the dynamite combination of sweet potatoes and dates which will be sure to make your next breakfast or snack a real sweet treat.
So there’s this vegan take out style restaurant in Toronto called Urban Herbivore. It’s been one of my favorites for many years now. They sell the biggest, most beautiful salad and grain bowls that you can make up your self – oh hey, like this one I scarfed down one fine day. But what first got me obsessed with their products was this one, very special and very infamous muffin that they made. It was a vegan sweet potato date muffin. Not only was it made of my favorite – and still favorite to this day – ingredient, being the heavenly sweet potato, it was also MASSIVE. And tasted like absolute candy.
I remember being amazed that its ingredient list was so small. How could such an amazingly moist, huge, addicting muffin be made of only a few simple, whole food ingredients?
But there’s the magic. When sweet potatoes and dates are involved, what much more is needed!?
I would literally bike 20 minutes to this restaurant JUST to get one of these muffins – especially on those days when I was in need of a serious self care boost. Does anyone else have those very specific foods that you know you just NEED when you are having a bad day? And they seriously have the ability to turn your whole mood around? I don’t think there’s such a thing as “too far,” when it comes to getting yourself one, whatever it may be for you. #selfcarecomesfirst
So after I realized how dependent I was becoming on this sweet potato date combination, and how much it was starting to hurt my wallet, I admitted that
I had a problem needed to find a way to recreate them myself.
I took what I knew from the ingredients they posted at the restaurant and got experimenting.
Of course, you can never replicate what you get in a restaurant. And I don’t know why that is… maybe it’s more the notion that things always taste better when someone ELSE makes them? But regardless, I finally got to a product that suited my
addiction love and my taste buds JUST fine. More than fine, actually. My finally outcome totally did the trick.
Although I still find it hard not to buy one of their sweet potato date muffins when I stop into the restaurant, I now know that I can have basically the same thing at home, with only a few easy ingredients and at a fraction of the cost.
These guys are seriously moist. Seriously sweet. And seriously delicious. Good enough that they don’t even need anything added. Although, I must say the sweet potato date explosion pairs pretty nicely with some cheese or a latte. Just to ruin the whole vegan thing, ya know.Healthy, Vegan Sweet Potato Date Muffins! Get your SWEET on. #muffins #healthybaking #vegan… Click To Tweet
What special food or restaurant would go to lengths to get to on a bad day?