Pumpkin and Sweet Potato MuffinsThis Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins are sweetened with date sugar. This makes a BIG batch — can easily be halved. I like to make it big because then I’ve got plenty to put in the freezer. 

This Pumpkin and Sweet Potato muffins are greatly for High-blood sugar and diabetes patients, and weight loss fighter.  Because the secret for the pumpkin and sweet potato muffin is added with flaxseed, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and most importantly, I replaced the refined sugar with sweetened dates.

 

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This Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins Are Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, High Fat and Protein Loaded With Nutrients And Comforting All Around …

 

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Let’s look at the health benefits of flaxseed, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FLAXSEEDS


FlaxseedsFLAXSEEDS have been prized for their health-protective properties. Nowadays, flax seeds are emerging as a “superfood” as more scientific research points to their health benefits.  Flaxseeds are good sources of many nutrients. Just one tablespoon provides a good amount of protein, fiber and high in omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.

Flax seeds contain a group of nutrients called lignans, which have powerful antioxidant and estrogen properties. They may help in preventing breast and prostate cancer, as well as other types of cancer.

With so much fiber packed in each tiny seed, adding flax seeds to your diet promotes regular bowel movements and can improve your digestive health. The high fiber content of flax seeds can help lower cholesterol and may play an important role in improving heart health.

Flax seeds have been proven to lower blood pressure and are especially helpful for those with high blood pressure.

Flax seeds are a good source of plant-based protein and can be an alternative protein source for people who do not eat meat.  It’s absolutely best for fat-burning and boost metabolism.

Flax seeds may lower blood sugar due to their insoluble fiber content. They can be a beneficial addition to the diet of people with diabetes. Flax seeds keep you full for longer and may help you manage your weight by controlling your appetite.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CINNAMON


CinnamonCINNAMON is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Scientists have found evidence of some possible health benefits of cinnamon. These include:

  • Improving fungal infections
  • Influencing lower blood sugar levels and has a Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect
  • Improve Sensitivity to the Hormone Insulin
  • Preventing Alzheimer’s disease
  • Protecting against HIV
  • Preventing multiple sclerosis
  • Lowering the effects of high-fat meals
  • Treating and healing chronic wounds
  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Preventing cancer
  • Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

 Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon or stick to small doses if you’re using the Cassia variety.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER


GingerGINGER: People have used ginger in cooking and medicine since ancient times. It is a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach pain, and other health issues.  . Researchers have also studied its potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other health problems.

Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Just 1–1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea, including chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery, and morning sickness. 

Ginger may help improve weight-related measurements. These include body weight and the waist-hip ratio. Ginger’s ability to influence weight loss may be related to certain mechanisms, such as its potential to help increase the number of calories burned or reduce inflammation.

Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.

Ginger appears to speed up the emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.

Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.

Ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, and blood triglyceride levels. 

Ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. It can also help improve brain function in middle-aged women.

Ginger may fight harmful bacteria and viruses, which could reduce your risk for infections.

Ginger is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.  It’s one of the very few superfoods actually worthy of that term.

 

HEALTH BENEFIT OF NUTMEG


NutmegNUTMEG is a spice that is commonly used in cooking and baking, some also use the spice or its essential oil to gain a nutmeg high. Nutmeg has a history of medicinal use.

Nutmeg is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, essential oils, and plant pigments, all of which help prevent cellular damage and may protect against chronic diseases.

Nutmeg helps to reduce inflammation by inhibiting certain inflammatory enzymes. More research is needed to investigate its potential effects on humans.

Nutmeg has antibacterial effects against potentially harmful bacteria, including E. coli and Streptococcus mutants.

Nutmeg has other health benefits such as heart health, improve blood sugar control, and boost mood.

 

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Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins


  • Author: Jesslyn Lim
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins: Date Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free.  Makes about 20 regular sized muffins.

It’s so nice to have warm baked goods lying around, especially when they’re balanced with macros to keep your blood sugar stable. Pack two for work and maybe two slices of turkey for a perfectly balanced snack.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flax seed mealPumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins

  • 1-1/2 cup filtered water

  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin (100g pumpkin)

  • 3 cups pureed sweet potatoes* (70g sweet potato)

  • 1 cup grapeseed oil/olive oil

  • 1 cup date sugar, ground fine in a food processor

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons dried ginger

  • 2 teaspoons allspice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups gluten-free flour blend

  • 4 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder

  • 3 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons Himalaya salt

  • 1-1/2 cups raisins (optional)

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate pieces


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Steamed pumpkin and sweet potato till it is soft.

In mixing bowl, mix flax seed meal and water. Let sit for a few minutes. Add sweet potato, pumpkin, grapeseed oil, date sugar, spices, and vanilla extract. Blend well, until smooth.

Add 4-1/2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Add another 1/2 cup of flour, if batter is too wet. Aim for a pretty thick batter that is still sticky — not extremely wet, nor overly dry. Add nuts, raisins and chocolate pieces. Mix lightly, just to incorporate.

Fill greased muffin tin or muffin paper liners three-fourths full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer muffins to cooling rack.

Store in an airtight container.

*If using homemade pureed sweet potatoes or pumpkin, let excess water drip out through a cheesecloth, until the puree is very thick.

**Gluten-free flours are: Amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, cornmeal, teff, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and tapioca. Combine them to make a gluten-free mix, or use one at a time. You will want to experiment, as each flour has a different flavor. Currently, we are enjoying a gluten-free mix made of equal portion of sorghum, tapioca, buckwheat and sweet brown rice.

To make the flours yourself, start with the whole grains and grind 2 cups at a time in a Vita-Mix dry container (or mill of your choosing). The softer grains (amaranth, buckwheat, teff, and millet) require about 30 seconds on HIGH, while other grains (such as rice and tapioca) require 1 minute of grinding on HIGH.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6 mini muffins
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 20g

Keywords: Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Muffins

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To Your Health Longevity & Vitality,

Jesslyn Lim

Integrative Nutrition & Life Coach | Aromatherapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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