These spicy sweet potato muffins are full of anti-inflammatory goodness. Inflammation in our body is said to lead to many diseases, so if we can reduce inflammation we are on the right track to improved health.
Benefits of Spice:
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimers and Cancer. Ceylon cinnamon is also one of the healthiest spices available and the aroma is amazing and in baked goods, it also tastes delicious! Cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels, reduce the risk of heart disease and has many other health benefits. Tip: Always look for the Ceylon Cinnamon but if you are using the Cassia variety, use it in small doses.
We all have a sweet tooth so these delicious sweet potato muffins satisfy our cravings while giving us a dose of health. There are no preservatives or additives in these spicy muffins, like those you find in bought goods, so there is nothing like home baking for good health.
I use two eggs in these muffins but if you prefer you can substitute the eggs with three tablespoons of linseed meal (or ground flaxseed) soaked in half a cup of water.
1 packed cup of roasted sweet potato (around 1 medium potato)
3 /4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
1/4 cup pure Canadian maple syrup or honey, plus extra to serve
1 cup of rice flour
1/4 cup of coconut flour
1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 tablespoon ground Ceylon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground Ginger
! teaspoon ground Tumeric
1/8 teaspoon ground Cloves
Whipped cream to serve, if desired
Preheat oven to 200 celsius (400F) and place 12 paper muffin cases into a muffin tray
- Peel and mash the previously roasted and cooled sweet potato
- Add the eggs, milk, oil and maple syrup
- Combine until smooth
- In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together
- Add this dry mix through a sieve into the potato mix.
- Combine well
- Pour mixture evenly into 12 muffin cases
Bake for 30 minutes until cooked. Allow to cool and serve with a drizzle of extra maple syrup and whipped cream if desired.