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Clean Banana Nursing Muffins

Updated on February 13, 2016

Clean Banana Nursing Muffins

I made my clean banana muffins this afternoon! These muffins are packed full of protein and potassium! I am a nursing mother so when I bake I try to include some things to benefit my lactation. It's delicious, easy and a perfect on-the-go breakfast!!!

For lactation I add ground flaxseed. You don't even know it's there. I also add brewer's yeast. These things have really helped me to continue nursing my son on a full-time basis. I have had zero issues with decreased milk supply. My son has never had any formula since he was born in June! I'm so proud of that and I really feel like incorporating these ingredients into my diet pretty regularly surely has made the impact on this for me.

Another ingredient I have begun using is Buckwheat honey. There are so many health benefits associated with dark honey varities and I want to share them with you. We originally had buckwheat honey in our cabinet because our older son was sick last winter and had a very nasty cough. We called the pediatrician's office and were advised to give him some on a spoon. We hadn't touched it since. Then I ran out of honey and recalled having this... So I looked into the other benefits of buckwheat honey.

Buckwheat honey is:

  • cholesterol lowering
  • has a very high level of antioxidants
  • can be used to help heal wounds and burns (say what?!?!)
  • is a natural cough remedy for ages 2 and up (and isn't a drug!)
  • helps provide energy (who doesn't need that?!)

So, I decided to incorporate this type of honey into my muffins as a boost!

Another bonus... my toddler LOVES them!!!!!! And on the mornings when I go to work early, I just grab two of these bad boys and run! Simple!!!!!!! And I don't feel bad about eating them.

A note on brewer's yeast

Brewer's yeast is made from a fungus, and it is highly nutritious. It contains iron, protein, and B vitamins, as well as chromium, selenium and other trace minerals. Brewer's yeast is also believed to be a galactagogue, used by nursing mothers to help make more breast milk.

(http://breastfeeding.about.com/od/milksupplyproblems/a/Brewers-Yeast-And-Increasing-Breast-Milk-Supply.htm)

The Recipe!!!!

2 bananas (ripe)
1-1/4 cups vanilla greek yogurt
2 eggs
2-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1-2 tbsp brewer's yeast (optional)
2/3 cup buckwheat honey
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips (or raisins, nuts chunky peanut butter... get creative!)

Mix all of the ingredients together with a hand mixer, in a blender - whatever you have. Pour into 18 lined muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Not too shabby, right?

References

References on buckwheat health benefits:

http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/raw-buckwheat-honey.php

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-buckwheat-honey.htm

https://www.smartlivingnetwork.com/cold-flu/b/why-buckwheat-honey/

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