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Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins

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Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins with Ginger, Coconut, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup

Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins

These Muffins are packed full of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as sweet potato, coconut, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. These also taste absolutely delicious!

Symptoms of chronic inflammation present in a different way. These can include:

  • fatigue
  • mouth sores
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • fever
  • rash
  • joint pain

Adding anti-inflammatory ingredients to your diet can really help control inflammation and possible reduce or eliminate the use of medication.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are great for an anti-inflammatory diet because they are high in vitamins C and E. They also contain carotenoids alpha and beta carotene, which both reduce inflammation

Turmeric and Ginger

Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric.

Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Coconut Milk and Cinnamon

Coconut milk is full of healthy fats and contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Cinnamon is the most well loved spice in baking. Studies have shown that the spice has anti-inflammatory properties, which can ease swelling.

Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins

  • 1 small sweet potato, cooked
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Poke your sweet potato skin with a fork, then cook it on a pan for 1 hour or until soft. You can also cook in the microwave to save some time.
  3. Allow potato to cool, and then cut it in half and scoop out the insides into a large bowl. Add the egg, coconut milk, olive oil, and maple syrup. Combine until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients, then add these to the sweet potato mixture and stir until fully combined.
  5. Grease your muffin pan, then pour the batter evenly into the pan so that each one is approximately 2/3 full.
  6. Cook for 30-35 minutes.

Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins

Servings: 12 muffins

Sweet Potato Anti-Inflammatory Muffins

Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
 
These Muffins are packed full of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as sweet potato, coconut, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. These also taste absolutely delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato, cooked
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Poke your sweet potato skin with a fork, then cook it on a pan for 1 hour or until soft. You can also cook in the microwave to save some time. 
  3. Allow potato to cool, and then cut it in half and scoop out the insides into a large bowl. Add the egg, coconut milk, olive oil, and maple syrup. Combine until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients, then add these to the sweet potato mixture and stir until fully combined.
  5. Grease your muffin pan, then pour the batter evenly into the pan so that each one is approximately 2/3 full.
  6. Cook for 30-35 minutes.

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