Anti-Inflammatory Coconut And Sweet Potato Muffins With Ginger, Cinnamon And Maple Syrup

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By Lindsay Sibson

Mmmmm, warm muffins, fresh out of the oven.

There is even MORE to love about these particular muffins because they are FULL of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants! Heck yea!

Benefits Of Eating Sweet Potatoes

  • The flesh of sweet potatoes contains high levels of beta-carotene, which works to fight dangerous free radicals in your body. [1]
    • Free radicals affect the DNA makeup of your cells and can cause mutations.
    • Cell mutations lead to various cancers.
  • Full of anti-inflammatory nutrients that work against chronic and acute inflammation. [1]
    • Inflammation causes multiple chronic diseases and can lead to health issues if not treated.

Flourless Sweet Potato Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 small organic sweet potato, roasted (1 cup, packed)
  • 3 organic free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup of organic canned coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoon of organic olive oil
  • ½ cup of pure organic maple syrup
  • 1 cup of organic brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup of organic coconut flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Oil a 12-hole muffin tray.
  3. Poke holes in your sweet potato and place on middle rack – cook for 60 minutes (or until soft).
  4. Remove sweet potato from oven and let cool.
  5. Scoop the sweet potato from the skin and place in a mixing bowl.
  6. Discard the skin or eat it as a snack – it contains a lot of the same vitamins as the insides!
  7. Add olive oil, coconut milk and maple syrup to the sweet potato and mix until it is smooth.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  9. Pour the dry ingredients into the sweet potato and mix until well combined.
  10. Pour the batter in the muffin pan and fill each tin until ⅔ full.
  11. Cook in the oven on the middle rack for 30-35 minutes (or until an inserted knife in the middle of the muffin comes out clean).
  12. Now take that muffin and eaaaaaaaaaaaat it.

Delicious muffins WITHOUT the” muffin top” – hallelujah!

Bake a batch today for your next holiday party and you will be sure to wow the crowd.



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Source

[1] Van Duyn, M. S., PhD, MPH, RD, & Pivonka, E., PhD, RD. (2000, December). Overview of the Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for the Dietetics Professional: Selected Literature. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000282230000420X

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