For these muffins, the base flour comes from almonds, so they are not only gluten-free, they also have healthy fats, protein, and fiber to help keep you satiated (and balance blood sugar). Then there’s sweet potatoes and eggs, which are sources of vitamin A for bone, eye, skin, reproductive, and immune health. But the best part is they are light, moist, and fluffy, so they don't taste as healthy as they are.

11 Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger root
  • 2 cups peeled and grated sweet potato
  • Dried figs, sliced

Directions

<ol> <li>Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a muffin pan or line with paper liners.</li> <li>Using a whisk or fork, mix together almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl, breaking up any lumps.</li> <li>In a separate bowl, use a fork to beat eggs while mixing together with coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ginger root.</li> <li>Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until smooth, then fold in sweet potato. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with batter. Top each with a slice of dried fig. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.</li></ol>

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