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

When someone mentions baked goods, the first thing that pops in your mind is probably a thick piece of cake or some cookies. Well, these are packed with calories, carbs and sugar, and your body doesn’t need that. Do you know that baked goods can actually be good for you? Of course, you have to pick the right ingredients.

Your favorite bread, cookies, cakes and muffins contain unhealthy amount of inflammatory ingredients such as refined sugars, processed wheat and vegetable oils such as canola or safflower. Well, that’s about to change, and we give you a chance to try something different without triggering an inflammatory process in your body.

Refined sugar and white flour aren’t the best ingredients you will ever use. There are so many healthier alternatives of your regular ingredients. Nature has given us so many vegetables and spices, so maybe you should find a way to use them.

Healthy dessert recipe to support your body’s inflammatory response

Sweet potatoes are super nutritious and healthy. They contain a lot of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, which prevent oxidative stress, cancer and inflammation. Nutritionists say sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins C, E and D, manganese and iron.

Coconut milk offers a healthy portion of medium-chain fatty acids. These are great for your metabolism and promote weight loss. Coconut milk is also abundant in vitamins C, E, B, selenium, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These work in a perfect synergy, optimizing the normal function of your body.

Have you ever used coconut flour? It is a healthy alternative to your white flour. Coconut flour is naturally sweet and it’s often recommended to diabetics. It enhances the gastrointestinal tract and lowers cholesterol.

Ginger and turmeric are incredibly healthy as they reduce inflammation and prevent diseases, bacterial/viral infections, and cancer. Both spicy roots are more powerful than your pharmaceutical solution and work better than medication.

Try our great recipe and fight your disease naturally!

Homemade plant-based muffins:

Ingredients:
1 small organic sweet potato, roasted (1 cup)
3 tbsp ground flax seed + ½ cup of water (soak for 10 minutes; this is your “egg”)
¾ cup organic coconut milk
2 tbsp organic olive oil
½ cup pure maple syrup/unpasteurized honey
1 cup organic brown rice flour
¼ cup organic coconut flour
1 tbsp Aluminum-free baking powder
½ tsp Himalayan salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground turmeric
⅛ tsp ground cloves
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg

Preparation:

The first thing you should do is preheat your oven to 400F.

In the meantime, prick your sweet potato, and cook it for an hour. (It should be soft!)

Let it rest, then slice it in half. Take out the sweet flesh, and put it in a mixing bowl. Add flax seed, coconut milk, olive oil and maple syrup. Stir well.

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.

Combine both mixtures, and stir well.

Oil your favorite muffin tray using coconut oil, and fill it with the batter. Each hole should be 2/3 filled with batter.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Bon appetit!

Sources: livelovefruit.com

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