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?
Moms who used to “lie-in” for forty days now have to pick themselves up within a week to get back to work. Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood now live too far away and often can’t take time away from their full time job. Household chores and caring for older children fall on the woman who just delivered a new life and whose body needs rest. But we live in a sprawled world and helping hands are plentiful but often too far to be of benefit.
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. How can you give you daughter living in Japan married to a Navy sailor a helping hand? How can you lend a hand to your best friend who moved to California? How do you ask for help when none of your family lives near you anymore?
With a Marabou gift registry you can ask for any service you know will be of benefit during postpartum recovery.
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 that your friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.