I have always been the kind of person who needs food first thing in the morning. Usually this food has been some sort of carbohydrate that pairs perfectly with coffee. When I became interested in food and nutrition I realized that a high carb meal was not a healthy way to start the day. Blood sugar swings can leave you hungry and unproductive within a few hours. This is why I started making my own “muffins.” The recipe has evolved over the years. I first started with nut butters but realized they were too expensive. I originally didn’t put herbs in them but I feel like adding herbs to my baked goods is a great way to get a little amount in everyday. This too is cheaper than buying pills or tinctures.
I am going to add a recipe here but it is really just the bones. Please have fun with this and add or leave out whatever you like. Not everyone likes the flavor of these herbs. Not everyone likes brazil nuts. I chose brazil nuts for their selenium (good for the thyroid) and pumpkin seeds for their zinc (great for hormone balance and immune support.) The coconut oil is great for the gut and the eggs and gelatin give these “wods” more protein and healthy fats. You can sun out butter or even play with the flax eggs if you want to keep these vegan.
- Food Processor
- Measuring cups
- 1 Cup Chopped Brazil Nuts
- 1 Cup Chopped Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds
- .5 Cup Coconut Oil Melted
- 2 tbsp Maca
- 2 tbsp Shatavari
- 2 tbsp Ashwagandha
- 2 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin
- 6 Eggs
- .5 Cup Sweetener of choice. Honey, Maple Syrup, Swerve, or Coconut sugar
- .5 tsp Baking Soda
- .5 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 pinch Salt
- Almond milk if needed
- Preheat Oven to 350F
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a muffin tin with silicone muffin liners.
- Add nuts and seeds to food processor and pulse until well crumbled.
- Melt coconut oil.
- Whisk eggs, sugar and coconut oil together.
- Add nuts, seeds and herbal powders together in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Add baking soda, salt and baking powder.
- Add any other fun flavors here. Cardamom, vanilla, ginger, clove, or whatever you like.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry and slowly stir until well combined.
- Add any almond or coconut milk if the batter is too thick. You can also add a tablespoon of almond flour or coconut flour if the batter is too thin.
- Portion mixture into muffin tin or drop on sheet pan for cookies.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye out for any burning.
- Let cool and enjoy in the morning with a cup of Rasa herbal coffee.