Baking is love. And one of the things I enjoyed most during the postpartum phase was baked goods! Oh man. They’re comforting. They nourish you. And they’re easy. No preparation; just a quick pop (read: shovel) into my mouth. When I’m preparing for postpartum, trust me, there are a lot of muffins going into my freezer.
This is why I make these whenever I plan to visit a postpartum mother. This recipe is great – no refined sugar (depending on which chocolate chips you choose), just bananas and honey. I call these Mom Muffins. But really: they’re Everyone Muffins.
Here’s how you make them!
You will need:
- 4 bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 cups shredded zucchini
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 cups wheat flour
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips
How does Marabou support women?
We live in culture where “bouncing back” is more valued than proper rest. As admirable as it may be for a sports star to get back on the field, the same rules don’t apply to postpartum recovery. The traditional resting period has been stolen from women through pressure to get back to their job or simply through lack of presence.
Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood often live too far away to be of any help. Household chores and caring for older children inevitably fall on the mom. But she just delivered a new life! She needs rest.
Marabou Services is a unique gift registry which provides services instead of stuff. Most mom’s get too many onesies, too many baby blankets and not enough helping hands. Break out of a destructive cultural norm and start a Marabou registry today.
With a Marabou registry you can sing up for any service which will benefit you or someone you know during the postpartum recovery period.
Postpartum doulas for a first time mom
House cleanings for moms of multiples
Childcare for moms with older children!
Once your registry is created, add it to any other registry or post it to your Facebook and ask friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.