The trend here in my house is turmeric. Because of its great anti-inflammatory properties, we've been experimenting, trying to find new ways to use it in baked goods and hide the not-so-pleasant taste. On Saturday, we took a trip to D.C. and I tried a turmeric, ginger latte at Pete's Coffee. It was pleasantly surprising! I actually loved it and can't wait to try and duplicate it at home. The latte had the perfect amount of both ginger and turmeric so that it wasn't overpowering.
Today I am sharing a healthy, gluten-free muffin recipe that has turmeric, coconut flour, and maple syrup for sweetness. Just a little tip, if you are using turmeric for any reason, you always want to put a little ground pepper in with it to help with absorption. Your body absorbs the turmeric better when combined with the pepper.
Turmeric Coconut Flour Muffins (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
Pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a muffin tin.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and the eggs begin to bubble.
In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and spices.
Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the batter is smooth and thick.
Transfer to the muffin tin, dividing the batter evenly.
Bake for 25 minutes, until slightly browned around the edges. Remove and cool.
For other great ways to use turmeric I recommend golden milk, Golden Cappuccino, or turmeric paste. The anti-inflammatory properties of this amazing root makes it one of the healthiest additives to your foods and drinks. It also helps protect your cells from free-radical damage, maintains healthy blood vessel lining, helps calm anxiety and depression, and boosts immunity. I also recommend this root for weight-loss clients because it helps with systemic inflammation of the joints and heart.
What is your favorite way to take turmeric?
Until next time,