We all love muffins, but we also know that they’re full of fat, sugar and calories. In case you can’t quit muffins and you don’t want to get those extra pounds, in this article, we’re going to present something perfect for you! Here’s a muffin recipe that is delicious, nutritious and abundant in numerous healthy benefits! Yum!
This recipe’s main ingredient is sweet potato. It gives these muffins a unique taste that is blended very well with the sweetness maple syrup possesses.
Why You Should Eat More Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are thought to be one of the oldest vegetables on the planet. China grows about 80 million tons of sweet potatoes every year. The USA produces 1 million ton, Central and South America 2 millionand Africa 14 million tons.
The main compound of sweet potatoes is beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that has the ability to fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are known to be very harmful. They can damage the DNA of the cells and cause mutations in the cells which later leads to a development of various types of cancer. Sweet potatoes are very low in caloric value, but have a high nutritional profile. They are abundant in vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6, vitamin C, and minerals like for example, fiber, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, ironand biotin.
Because of their rich content of vitamin B6, sweet potatoes can help you reduce the levels of homocysteine in the body and lower the risk of heart attack. Their numerous health benefits also include dealing with stress, healing of wounds, preventing flu and coldespecially because they’re abundant in vitamin C and producing collagen to keep the skin healthy.
As they also contain high levels of vitamin D, they have an important role in the levels of energy, but also support the thyroid gland and help us build healthy skin, bones and teeth. We need magnesium for healthy arteries, bones, blood, and heart health, while the iron helps us increase the resistance to stress and boosts our immunity. Sweet potatoes are abundant in very powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can fight against some chronic and severe inflammations.
Sweet Potato Muffins
- 1 organic sweet potato, roasted (1 cup, packed)
- ¼ cup of organic coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- ½ cup of pure organic maple syrup
- ¾ cup of organic canned coconut milk
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 2tablespoons of organic olive oil
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- 1cup of organic brown rice flour
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
First, pre-heat the oven to 400 ℉ and oil a 12-hole muffin tray you’re going to use for baking. When the oven is heated, poke small holes in the sweet potato. Then, put it on the middle rack of the oven. Cook it until it softens which is approximately for 1 hour.
When it’s cooked, take it out of the oven and let it cool off. After this, remove the flesh and put the pulp in a mixing bowl. You can use the skin in this way: eliminate it and eat it as a snack because it is also abundant in the same vitamins as the vegetable. Then, add the olive oil, milk and maple syrup to the potato and mix well until you get a homogeneous mixture. The dry ingredients should be mixed in another bowl. Then, pour them into the rest of the sweet potato.
When you stir everything well, pour the homogeneous mixture into the muffin tray. Put it on the middle rack, and cook the muffins for half an hour.