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From, "Atlanta Cooknotes," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed sweet potatoes or canned yams
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • Extra sugar
TO PREPARE:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, mixing well.  Blend in potatoes.  Sift dry ingredients and spices, and add alternately with the milk.  Do not over mix.  Fold in pecans and raisins.  Fill greased muffin tins two-thirds full.  Sprinkle with extra sugar.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Turn out of tins and cool.

YIELD: 18 large muffins

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