I'm trying to spend $150 a month on groceries, & one part of keeping that restrictive budget is making sure no food goes to waste. So when I saw our bag of sweet potatoes looking a little weird (they're so darn ugly I never know if they're getting old) I figured I should cook them up just in case.
The only problem is our family wouldn't go through a bag of cooked sweet potatoes before they rotted, so I figured I could use them in place of pumpkin in a muffin recipe. Here's how I did it:
I simply baked potatoes at 450°F for 20-30 minutes or until the potato shrunk up from the skin.
I then used a fork to pierce & remove the skin.
Because my food processor is just god-awful, I had to chop the sweet potato, fork mash it, then add it to the food processor until it was pureed. If you happen to have a decent food processor, feel free to skip many, many of these tedious steps.
Simply measure & use just like you would pumpkin. It tastes the same & with canned pumpkin in short supply in recent years, this is an extremely fresh & economical alternative. Try it, you'll like it.