Healthy Lactation Granola Bars to Increase Milk Supply
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If you’re looking for a healthy lactation recipe to increase your breast milk supply, look no further than these hearty, delicious and slightly sweet chocolate chip lactation granola bars.
Forget lactation cookies, these lactation granola bars are where it’s at!
This lactation bar recipe is PACKED full of healthy ingredients, so you can munch on these without any guilt. These milk boosting bars are lightly sweetened with honey, pack a nutritional punch and will help fill the seemingly bottomless pit that is your nursing appetite.
Check out this list of 12 healthy lactation recipes with everything from smoothies to bars!
Foods that Increase Milk Supply
There are a number of foods, herbs and spices that are said to increase milk production for nursing moms. I have tried a number of them out myself. For this recipe, I’ve included several nutrient dense foods known to increase milk production.
Oats are one of the most well-known foods to increase breast milk production. They are also easy to eat, high in fiber and filling.
Almonds (and other nuts) are filled with healthy fats and protein that your body craves when you’re making milk for your baby. My recipe uses almond flour instead of white flour for an added boost of healthy fats.
Flax seeds or flax meal contain essential fatty acids that help give your milk supply a boost.
Brewer’s yeast is a commonly used supplement to increase breast milk production. Brewers yeast is a good source of iron and vitamin B. It has a slightly bitter taste, so is best used in slightly sweet recipes (like this one!).
Hemp seeds are another superfood that can help increase milk production. They are nutrient dense and full of omega-3 fatty acids.
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup flax meal
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup brewers yeast
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a 13x9 pan with parchment paper
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl
- Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Batter will be crumbly but should be wet
- Add chocolate chips
- Pour into prepared pan and press into pan
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden
These are slightly crumbly, but still moist. They are best stored in the refrigerator and will keep for 3-5 days.
They also freeze well! You can store in the freezer for 3 months.
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