My other form of baby prep is making up healthy, nutritious, freezer meals so I don't have to cook for a while after the baby arrives. It saves me lots of time and money from using more expensive and less nutritious options of take out or pre-made dinners. I really just want to bond with my new baby and let my body recover, not be in my kitchen cooking or worse trying to think of something to cook. I usually just double a recipe that I know will freeze well to make for dinner and freeze half of it for when "Blueberry" comes. (My daughter refers to our baby as blueberry because when she found out she was going to be a big sister again the baby was a size of a blueberry. It is our pet name for baby #3)
I had just been doing dinners but then I got to thinking. "Wow, maybe I should be making breakfasts too!" My children and I rarely eat cereal, I try to not use processed foods regularly, even the "healthy" versions. Anyway, who doesn't like a home cooked breakfast? So a big batch of sprouted spelt waffles went into the freezer and some carrot coconut flour muffins and then I got thinking my favorite muffin is banana nut, so I went to look for a recipe. Well I found nothing online to make a satisfactory healthy version so I decided to make up my own. We really liked how they turned out and next time I think I will try soaking the flour to make it even more digestible.
Banana Nut Spelt Muffins
makes 1 1/2 dozen
- 1 Cup whole spelt flour
- 1 Cup white spelt flour
- 1/2 tsp non-refined sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp mace
- 1/2 Cup non-refined coconut sugar
- 4 spotted bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 Cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 Cup whole dates
- 1/8 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
Mix first group of dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Fold in the walnuts and evenly distribute batter in the muffins.
Place trays in the oven and bake for 18 min.
My kids love muffins so when our baby arrives this will be such a treat. As my daughter says, "Blueberry is too little for muffins, so we get to eat them all right mommy?" Well not all at once hopefully but yes they are for us to enjoy while we enjoy and snuggle our baby Blueberry.
We love freezers full of healthy foods and cuddly new babies, I am looking forward to both!
The Farmer in the Dell