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Have you heard of tryptophans? You know, they’re that thing that’s in turkey that makes everyone sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner? Your body turns tryptophans into melatonin which in turn can make you sleepy. Did you know that there are other foods besides turkey that contain tryptophans?
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Sleepytime Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Bananas, oatmeal, and milk all contain tryptophans just like turkey. These Banana Oatmeal Muffins are the perfect choice for a late night snack with a cup of chamomile tea on those nights you cannot fall asleep. Of course, they are also gluten free so everyone in the house can enjoy them.
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- 1 cup Greek yogurt, full fat variety
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 2 cup whole oats (not instant)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tins.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients well.
- Pour batter into muffin tins - about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow muffins to cool and remove from tin.
I find that falling asleep at night is tough some nights. It really helps me to have a routine that helps me unwind. An hour or so before bedtime, I stop doing anything stimulating – like working, watching scary movies or playing video games. I find a good book or relaxing television program and spend my last hour unwinding. I generally have a cup of herbal tea like chamomile which helps me unwind. These Sleepytime Banana Oatmeal Muffins are the perfect snack. They’re low in sugar, have extra protein from the Greek yogurt and are high in those tryptophans that can help you fall asleep.
Nobody likes the feeling the day after they don’t get a good night’s sleep. I feel scattered and cranky and not quite myself. I make silly mistakes and forget what I’m doing mid thought. It’s not a fun thing to go through.
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