This recipe was given to me when I was breastfeeding. (Sorry, TMI?) However, I loved them so much I still make them minus a few ingredients that help with milk production. They are "healthy" muffins. But, don't get carried away and eat five a day. (I'm speaking on personal experience...) I sometimes call them my "sugar-free almost gluten free pumpkin muffins." You'll see why I have to insert the "almost
In fact, these muffins are sooo delicious, that even my cowboy uncle came over one morning, grabbed one, and had no idea that they were milk muffins. He even said something like, "These muffins are good! What are they?" After I explained to him that he was eating a pumpkin lactation muffin, he grabbed his pretend boobies and said "Oh my god! Am I going to start leaking milk?!" No, uncle.. You're good! So, he had one more.
Soo, here is a list of what you need:
1/2 cup honey
1 cup pumpkin puree (Sometimes if I have two ripe bananas I will substitute the pumpkin)
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup whole wheat flour (there's your gluten)
2/3 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/3 cup dried fruit (I like using apricots)
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Optional: These ingredients are for the lactation part of the recipe. I typically still put everything in my batter except the yeast!
2 tbsp chia seeds
3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 tbsp brewer's yeast
You can find these ingredients at your local health food store.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds until liquified and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together eggs, honey, pumpkin, apple sauce and vanilla.
Mix a small amount of coconut oil into wet mixture while whisking. Keep adding small amounts of coconut oil until all of it is mixed in. (This is because the eggs could cook if oil is too hot, adding slowly prevents this from happening.)
In another medium sized bowl, add all dry ingredients on list above (flour through cinnamon) and mix together well. If you choose to add any of the optional ingredients, add into this dry mix too. I usually add chia seeds and flaxseed meal and omit the brewer's yeast for my personal preference.
Next, add the dry mix into the wet mix slowly until combined.
Add in nuts, dried fruit and chocolate chips
Scoop mixture into muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 mins.