Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins

If you’re a fan of sweet potatoes, you are going to love these anti-inflammatory sweet potato muffins. Even though it’s the healthy version, they still taste amazing. If you haven’t tried sweet potatoes in cakes and muffins before, you are in for a treat.

As you may already know, I am always in search of new recipes for inflammation because I suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis. I know what it’s like having to feel pain every single day and I also know that choosing the right foods can make a difference.

Go ahead and try this recipe, now I know it won’t cure your pain or inflammation but it definitely won’t add to it.

Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins

Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins

When I first found out I had RA, I thought I was given a death sentence until I started learning more about it and trying to find ways to reduce my symptoms. That is why I have so many anti-inflammatory recipes and trust me, eating the right foods can make a difference.

Now, I know that you need to get the right treatment if your inflammation is autoimmune or chronic. However, with the common type of inflammation, altering your diet by replacing inflammatory foods with anti-inflammatory foods, you can reduce your c-reactive protein (CRP) levels quickly.

This sweet potato anti-inflammatory muffin recipe contains ingredients that are perfect for fighting inflammation!

Ingredients: 12 muffins| Cooking & Prep time 1 hr 40 mins|

  • 1 cup of baked pureed sweet potato (peeled)
  • 1 cup of organic almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of organic brown rice flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of water or coconut milk (optional)

Preparation:

The first thing you want to do is oil your muffin tray with some coconut oil, line it, and set it aside. Next, preheat your oven to 350 F.

Now mix the sweet potato, eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, and coconut milk into a smooth batter.

Now go ahead and add the rest of your dry ingredients to the batter and toss until evenly mixed. Pour the batter into the muffin tray halfway until all are evenly 2/3 full.

If the batter is too thick, add in the extra water or coconut milk.

Put it in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Using a toothpick, prick the muffins in the center and if they come out dry, your muffins are ready.

Other Anti-inflammatory muffin recipes to try:

Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this potato muffin has | 127 calories | 7% total fat | 12% saturated fat | 14% cholesterol | 6% sodium | 17g total carbs | 3% fiber | 10.6g total sugars | 2.6g protein | 37mcg vitamin D | 4564iu vitamin A | 3% calcium | 3% iron | 2% potassium

How This Recipe Helps With Inflammation

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A, E & C, they also contain beta-carotene all of which puts them on the list of anti-inflammatory vegetables. Research shows that sweet potatoes also have anti-cancer and antioxidant properties as well.

Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin which works wonders in reducing inflammation in the body. Adding this spice to your recipes is a great way to lower inflammation!

Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce pain and inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. This study shows that consuming ginger before a workout can actually help reduce pain.

Almond milk contains a good amount of vitamin E which has been shown to reduce C-reactive proteins (inflammatory markers) in the body.

Coconut milk contains lauric acid which may reduce inflammation due to its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Conclusion

Please let me know if you try this sweet potato muffin recipe. I would love to know how it turned out. Make sure to save it for later and you can find me on Pinterest for more awesome recipes and tips.

Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins

4 Comments

  1. I followed these instructions right down to a T;
    the only thing I can think that was missing is the baking soda.

  2. I’m about to try this recipe and the instructions mention olive oil yet that is not listed in ingredients. Picture has nuts but not listed in ingredients either. How much olive oil are you supposed to add and what kind of nuts?

    1. Hi Stacy. I am soo sorry, I must have been working on another post that contained olive oil at the time and got things mixed up. However, you could substitute the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil for 2 tablespoons of olive oil if that’s what you have available. Also, the nuts are optional, I use a handful crushed almonds, walnuts, or pistachios for most of my muffin recipes.

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