This fertility cake is essentially delicious banana bread, with ingredients to increase reproductive health.
Since Kenny and I got married four years ago, my parents have been asking about grandchildren. When we have kids, my folks will become grandparents for the first time so I can appreciate their excitement. However, Kenny and decided to enjoy married life sans kids for a a few years before taking the plunge.
Kenny is my best friend and we’ve traveled the world together without the responsibility of parenthood. The last four years of marriage have been truly amazing and we’ve only recently begun pondering parenthood.
After divulging this new interest in kids to my parents, my dad half-jokingly began advising me about foods that would improve my husband’s “manhood”. “Feed him bananas and walnuts and oatmeal,” my dad joked. Those ingredients would make great banana bread, I thought.
Ignoring my dad’s joke about fertility and inspired to make banana bread, I began developing this recipe. Curiosity lead me to research the link between banana bread ingredients and reproductive health. To my surprise, my dad was actually right!
Not only do bananas, oats, and walnuts positively impact fertility, I learned about a host of other foods that can boost reproductive health. The best part was that those foods could easily be combined to bake a delicious cake! My kitchen laboratory was in session and the finished product contained the following baby-making ingredients:
- walnuts: contain magnesium which promotes progesterone and increases blood flow to uterus
- chocolate: a known aphrodisiac
- bananas: contain B6 vitamins which help regulate hormones
- eggs: lean protein and B12, both good for fertility
- canola oil: unsaturated fat replacing butter in most banana bread recipes – good for fertility
- whole wheat flour and oats: whole grains that contain folate and zinc, both good for sperm health
- cinnamon: helps regulate insulin in your body
Not only were those ingredients healthy, they also made for a delicious cake. Whether you’re trying to conceive or not, I hope you bake and enjoy this recipe. Chances are you have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now!Print
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