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We all love muffins, but can’t afford to eat as many of them as we would like. What if we told you there were diet muffins you can freely get addicted to, as they have almost no sugar and fat-related calories? Luckily for you, we have just the right recipe to help you keep muffins on the breakfast menu.
The key ingredient we will discuss is sweet potato, which tastes amazing with maple syrup. The recipe is not only calorie-free, but also extremely healthy, and you are about to find out why.
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Why should you consume more sweet potatoes?
Sweet potato muffins are not a new culinary secret. The plant is widely used in many regions around the world (particularly South and Central Africa), and people are consuming it for at least 10,000 years.
In China, farmers grow approximately 80 million tons of this beta-carotene fortune per year. In Africa, this number equals 14 million tons, compared to 2 million tons in Latin states and only 1 million in the USA.
But why should we eat it? Beta-carotene is the most powerful antioxidant that defeats free radicals in the body, and therefore prevents DNA damage and cells mutation. It is exactly problems like these that may cause cancer.
The vegetable is rich with other essential nutrients, but still has a low number of calories. Eating it, you will consume vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber, cooper, manganese, biotin, and pantothenic acid.
The high presence of vitamin B6 helps decrease homocysteine levels and prevent heart attack, while vitamin C is predominantly used to defeat flu and cold. It will also help you feel less stressed, heal your wounds, and strengthen your bones, skin, and teeth. If you lack magnesium, sweet potato will also boost your heart and artery health, and give you enough iron to improve your immunity and prevent inflammation.
How to prepare sweet potato muffins?
These are the ingredients you will need:
- 1 spoon of cinnamon
- 1 spoon of baking powder
- 1 cup of brown rice
- ¼ cup of coconut flour
- Himalayan pink salt by choice
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and grease the tin you usually use for muffins. Take a fork, and poke the sweet potato and the let it roast until it is completely soft. Once it is completely cooled, peel it, but make sure you save the peel as it contains just the same ingredients as in the main part of the vegetable. Take a mixing bowl, put the potato inside, and pour olive oil and maple syrup over it. Combine the other dry ingredients in another bowl, and transfer the homogenous mixture in the bowl with the potato. Stir carefully, and use a batter to full the muffin molds. Bake them for 30 minutes. The great taste will surprise you!