Super-seed Morning Glory Muffins are slightly sweet, moist, very nutty and filling! They also promote hormone balance for ladies when used for seed cycling!
Happy MLK day friends! Of course, it’s still a work day for me but it’s nice to have Mr. Hungry home an extra day to hang out with. We had a fun weekend though which I’m planning to share soon!
I just wanted to make sure I shared these muffins with you in case you have the day off and have the urge to bake! Now here is the deal with these muffins.
These muffins are based very closely on my hemp and flax seed muffins, a recipe originally created for seed cycling. In case you are new to HH and haven’t heard of seed cycling, it’s a natural way to promote hormone balance (read about seed cycling here).
It helped me finally recover from 5 years of post-pill amenorrhea. It can also help with other hormone imbalance conditions including PCOS, endometriosis, and PMS. The goal is to get 2 tablespoons of ground flax and 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds in per day in the first half of your cycle. I was eating these energy bites for about 3 months in a row before I finally got sick of them, so I decided to make muffins!
I figure about 1.5 muffins gets in enough seeds so that will be my breakfast for this week (probably with coffee and collagen.) Keep in mind these muffins are HEARTY and seedy.
They aren’t your typical light fluffy muffin, they are packed with healthy fats and seeds instead of refined flour. The taste and texture are wonderful in these muffins in their own way, nutty with a little bit of sweet crunch from the yummy add-ins.
The original version of these muffins without the add-ins is still really good too, but more nutty than sweet, so I often ate those ones with jelly. These don’t need anything added, they are perfect the way they are! Although we (my MIL and I) thought they were much better warm then cold.
One of the most common questions I get is will seed cycling help if I’m on birth control? My answer is maybe, but probably not. The effects of birth control are stronger than the effects of food would be, that’s why it’s effective at preventing pregnancy.
However, there is no harm in trying it because the worst that happens is you get a huge dose of healthy anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats daily. Definitely nothing wrong with that!
Now on the other hand, if you feel like the birth control pill isn’t working for you (weight gain, mood, etc) or if you are planning to transition off of it to get pregnant, that’s another story.
I put my clients on a post-pill recovery plan to help restore production of natural hormones by providing the right nutrition support determined through an in-depth nutrition assessment. Seed cycling is usually a part of that protocol but not always. Hope that helps!
Super-seed Morning Glory Muffins
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Superseed Morning Glory Muffins
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup hemp seed hearts
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt fine
- 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 mashed bananas
- 4 ounces applesauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl (ground flax, hempseed hearts, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon). Combine wet ingredients in a bowl (eggs, banana, applesauce, honey, almond milk).
- Combine dry ingredients with wet and mix until fully combined. Fold in carrots, raisins, and coconut.
- Line a muffin tin with muffin cup liners or grease the muffin cups with oil. Divide the mixture among the 12 muffin cups.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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