Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lactation Blueberry Muffins

Hello there! Long time no chat. 
It has been a crazy couple of months gearing up, having, and now taking care of our little! 
I feel like I've been in a whirlwind since becoming a mother and truly my life will never be the same but definitely for the better. 

During this journey, for various reasons, I decided to exclusively pump for our little and it has been one of the hardest things I've ever done (well, besides having a child that is :D ) Every day I am on schedule to produce that liquid gold. And let me tell you, every milliliter matters.

So for now, my foodie adventure has changed up a bit to include how to maintain my sweet supply. 

Lactation muffins are one of them.
 They are perfect for breakfast, on the go, middle of the night munchies, or your anytime snack. 
They are relatively healthy for you, have a great source of protein, and contain ingredients that may help your milk supply. 
Goodness all around. 

Give em' a try and let me know what you think! 

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oat flour
2 scoop vanilla protein powder*
1 tbs brewers yeast**
1/2 cup truvia
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries

*I used Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard French Vanilla Creme whey protein powder
**Brewers yeast is optional.

Preheat 425F. (You will be turning it down, high heat in the beginning helps create high muffin tops)
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk all wet ingredients in a small bowl.
Mix wet ingredients into dry until combined. Do not over mix.
Lightly Fold in blueberries

Bake for 5 min then reduce to 325F and bake for another 5-10 min until a tooth pick or knife comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 min.

To freeze: Let cool completely then bag. Will last 3 months in a freezer.

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