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Sweetener Free Brazil Maca Berry Muffins.

We’re talking all things sleep this week. How can we sleep better so we can function better, have more AMAZING days, smile bigger and just feel sensational! Sounds good, right?!

Getting good sleep is so super important for our overall health and happiness. It’s crazy how different you can feel when you have a late night or when your sleep is a restless one. We try and get 8 hours sleep every night and we implement sleep hacks to make sure that the sleep we get is bloody good! (we’ll share these tomorrow!)

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During our sleep hacking research we found that there are some foods that can actually help us sleep better! We LOVE this. Eating our way to better sleep!

These Brazil Maca Berry Muffins are the perfect sleepy treat to assist in a better bed + you relationship.


We LOVE maca, the taste and the benefits! Maca is crazy cool, it’s an adaptogen: a substance found in plants and herbs that helps our body to adapt to stress and change! Cool, yes?! It’s got a heap of amino acids, good fats,  B vitamins, vitamin C and E, as well as minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur and sodium.

Woha! And YES! Maca helps us sleep and can even aids insomnia! True story. It also increases our brain function, decreases stress, balances our hormones, increases our energy levels and our metabolism! Seriously, making our Brazil Maca Berry Muffins is a GREAT idea.

Brazil Nuts and Berries

Brazil nuts and berries are full of selenium! And you guessed it… selenium helps us sleep! Hooray! Berries highest in selenium are gooseberries, blackberries and strawberries, so we used mixed berries in our Brazil Maca Berry Muffins!

So you’ve got your maca and selenium hit for a good night sleep. Read more about sleep hacking here. PLUS we think that one of our Brazil Maca Berry Muffins would go perfectly with a cup of calming tea! Think chamomile, lavender, cinnamon, lemon balm or liquorice. Yum! Tea and muffins = best sleep ever!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

Brazil Maca Berry Muffins

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brazil maca berry muffins (sweetener free!)
Serves 8
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
stuff you need
  1. 2 cups almond meal
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 1/2 cup mixed berries
  4. 1/2 cup chopped brazil nuts
  5. 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 2 tsp. maca powder
  8. 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
  9. pinch of salt
Now what
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a muffin tray with 8 muffin cases.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond meal, brazil nuts, maca powder and salt.
  3. Add the coconut milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, berries and mix well.
  4. Spoon the mixture in to the prepared muffin trays and place in to the oven for 20 minutes or until the muffins spring back when lightly touched.
  5. Serve with a dollup of butter! Everything is better with BUTTER!
Merrymaker tip
  1. Use this as your base muffin recipe and then change up the fillings to what ever you please! After apple and cinnamon? Well, swap the berries for apple and the maca for cinnamon! Done!
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  4. Hi ladies!

    Just wondering how long these would keep for (shelf life) after baking? Do I need to put them in the fridge? Or is an air proof container out of direct sunlight sufficient? Thanks! 🙂 (sorry for the silly question)


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    Hi Amie! No silly questions at all! We keep them in an air tight container away from direct sunlight. They’ll last about 2-3 days! Otherwise, individually wrap and freeze 🙂 e + c

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    Hi Rachel! We didn’t use it! They don’t really rise that much 😉 BUt they sure do taste amazing and we reckon they look pretty amazing too 😛

  7. Hi Girls, I’m always trying to keep the cost for. As well as eat healthy. Since Almond meal is so expensive I don’t like to bake with it. Could I substitute a combination of coconut flour & tapioca flour instead?
    Thanks, Girls I love your recipies!!!

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    Hey Heidi! Thanks for loving our recipes! Means so much! Hmmm any nut meal will work best, we’re not fans of swapping nut meals to coconut because it tends to dry things out! But if you want to try give it a go and let us know! Alternatively you could buy almond (or any nut) and grind to meal?

  9. I would love yo make these but was hoping to know if i could leave the nuts out ?? Or could I put in something else thanks ????

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