These Banana Muffins Actually Alleviate PMS And Cramping

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If out-of-whack hormones turn you into Ms Hyde every month, these fluffy treats are your antidote…

Bananas provide cramp-busting potassium and vitamin B6, a hormone regulator that may help reduce water retention, depression, and other PMS symptoms. And buy yoghurt that delivers calcium and vitamin D: the dynamic duo has been shown to slash PMS symptoms by up to 40 percent. Add magnesium-rich walnuts to the mix – the mineral, which may reduce irritability and stabilise blood sugar, can help you control PMS-fueled “I want to devour everything” urges.

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Banana, Yoghurt And Walnut Muffins

Prep: 10 min Cook: 22 min

1 1/4 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup walnut pieces

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1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together oatmeal, flour, flaxseed, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, yoghurt, bananas, honey and oil. Add flour mixture and fold in the walnuts.
4. Spoon the batter into paper-lined muffin trays. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12. Per 83g muffin: 921kJ, 10g fat (1g sat), 160mg sodium, 31g carbs, 3g fibre, 16g sugars, 4g protein

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