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 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.