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Archives for November 24, 2021

Magical Muffins for Menopause Symptoms

Okay, so they’re not exactly magical. I’m just a fan of alliteration. They are safe for people without any menopause symptoms so I advise hiding them.

While you might have had a bad experience with gluten free muffins in the past these ones have such a great texture that you wouldn’t even know they were gluten free! I know… that’s a bold claim. If you’re wondering what does a Functional Health Coach know about baking? I used to own an award winning gluten free bakery.

The magic comes from the following ingredients which all support the (peri)menopausal woman:

High fibre – almond flour, flaxseed, psyllium husk

Good fats – coconut yoghurt, coconut oil, flaxseed, eggs

Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory, Positive impact on blood sugar – cinnamon

Low sugar – you could switch to the same weight of a liquid sweetener like maple syrup or even make them keto by switching out the sugar for erythritol, I don’t because these sugar alcohol substitutes aren’t good for your gut health.

Ingredients

Wet-

80g coconut oil, melted and cooled

100g coconut yoghurt

4 medium eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry-

45g freshly ground flaxseed (I use a little spice blender)

150g almond flour (ground almonds will do in a pinch)

60g brown or coconut sugar

2.5 T cinnamon (yes, that’s Tablespoon)

1 tsp psyllium husk

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Pinch of salt

Decoration-

150g Blueberries, washed and dried

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F. Line a muffin tray with 10 silicon or paper cases.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients together.
  4. Add the wet to the dry gently mix together with a spatula.
  5. Fill muffin cases a little over three-quarters full.
  6. Place your blueberries gently into the top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes or so.
  9. Eat.

Seriously that’s it! They’re great to keep on hand for snacking emergencies. Sadly that never happens in my house as I haven’t told my husband and boys that these are magical menopause muffins and they just keep eating them.

Here’s a link to my midlife program https://practicalhealthcoach.uk/making-midlife-better/ or, if you’d like to have a chat about whether coaching could help you here’s another link https://calendly.com/practicalhealthcoach/coachingmagic