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.
80g coconut oil, melted and cooled
100g coconut yoghurt
4 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
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
150g Blueberries, washed and dried
- Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F. Line a muffin tray with 10 silicon or paper cases.
- Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Whisk wet ingredients together.
- Add the wet to the dry gently mix together with a spatula.
- Fill muffin cases a little over three-quarters full.
- Place your blueberries gently into the top of each muffin.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Cool for 10 minutes or so.
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