One of my best friends who just had a baby is a dietitian & I knew she would appreciate something hearty & healthy to keep things movin' (if ya know what I mean)- If you've experienced childbirth you know it can be traumatic to ALL of your systems.
I decided to whip out a favorite in my household to bring to the hospital- my famous Blueberry Bran Muffins (I'm not famous for much in the kitchen so I take pride in their popularity with my crew). If you double the recipe you can refrigerate for the fam to eat throughout the week for breakfast. They are easy, healthy and best of all--- man & kid proof delicious.
Our family had spent the day at a local blackberry farm the day before the baby came so I decided to modify my recipe to add our newly picked summer crop.
- 1 Cup of Bran
- 1 & 1/2 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
- tsp. of baking powder
- tsp. baking soda
- 2tbsp. olive oil
- 3/4 cup of applesauce
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 small zucchini grated
- 2 eggs
- cup of blueberries, blackberries or whatever fruit you would like (apple is delicious too!)
- pinch of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400º. Combine dry ingredients. Blend wet ingredients in a separate bowl then add dry ingredients. Stir until moist. Spoon into muffin pan & bake for 15-20min. *I always sprinkle a little rolled oats on top for an extra visual touch*
Keep refrigerated after a day. Delicious warmed with butter!
I think the treats were a hit- This is the text I received from the new daddy-- with new momma's plastic bag EMPTY.
Next time you know someone who has a baby-- try New Mama Muffins. They will make mommy & baby very happy... and guarantee they won't make it back out of the hospital!