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Apple Cinnamon 'Menopause Muffins' Recipe
Created by naturopathic physician and chef James Rouse, this recipe features ingredients that help prevent and ease hot flashes, mood swings and other menopause symptoms.
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch sea salt1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or paper liners.
Combine oil, maple syrup, and applesauce in a medium size bowl. Stir to mix. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, ground flax, baking soda and powders, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in walnuts. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Use a large spoon to drop the muffin batter into the muffin tins. Bake 18 to 20 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 muffin): 161 Calories; 8g Fat (42.4% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 104mg Sodium.
Get more detailed how-to info on how to treat and prevent unpleasant symptoms of menopause from the Mayo Clinic and Gaiam.