February 18, 2016
muffin, healthy muffin, healthy, postnatal, prenatal, recipe

I’ve been partnering with the amazing Renée Herlocker over on my YouTube channel to bring a 5 part weekly series called Getting Ready for Baby! This week Renée and I are showing some healthy and easy recipes that can be made before baby arrives! These meals can be frozen so that once the hectic ‘new normal’ begins, you have healthy and nutritious meal options that support breast milk production while helping you get your #BodyAfterBaby back!

Healthy Cacao Nibs & Walnut Muffins: (adapted from Mel’s Blueberry Muffin recipe in Trisha’s Table cookbook)

muffin, healthy muffin, healthy, postnatal, prenatal, recipeIngredients:

1.5 C sprouted whole wheat flour

1/4 C all purpose flour

1/4 C wheat germ

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 C softened unsalted butter

2/3 C coconut sugar

2 large room temperature eggs

2 medium bananas (mashed)

1/3 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 C cacao nibs

1/4 C raw unsalted walnuts (crushed)

yields 12 muffins

Health benefits in these muffins:

Walnuts will add some healthy proteins and fats to your muffins

Wheat germ is the most vitamin and mineral rich part of the wheat kernel delivering healthy nutrients to your body (and nursing baby)

Cacao nibs contain flavonoids (a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce cancer risks as well as certain brain ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease)


Nutritional Information:

239 calories per muffin

11.9g of fat

29.8 g cabs

5.3 g protein

What are your favourite type of muffins?

If you make these muffins make sure to tag me in a picture on Instagram or Twitter!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Grace March 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Elle! Thank you for this recipe! I’m wondering how much sea salt you add? I don’t see it listed on the ingredient list. Thanks!

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