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.

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Wondering if there could be a subsitution for the canola oil? Isn't canola oil high in omega 6 which we should limit in our diet? Genevieve Rohan

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I will either use safflower or sunflower oil...peanut oil would work, but not a good idea for those with peanut allergy.

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