Quick and easy (plus freezer friendly!) lactation muffins for nursing Mamas! Perfect nutritious snack to grab at anytime.
I know, I know. You’re thinking “What the?! Your oldest is 4!” Truth. But I have SO MANY friends with babies, I thought it was time to share my muffin recipe. They’ve been called everything: milky muffins, Mama muffins…but I wanted to keep it simple.
These are great to snack on while nursing or for meals. I remember when I was nursing, I wanted to eat ALL OF THE TIME. Lactation muffins are a healthy way to get some vitamins and help with the milk production.
My twins turned 7 last week and it’s been a bit of a shock for me. The girls are getting SO old and mature, it’s crazy. Looking back at pictures of when they were babies, I can barely remember those special moments. Needless to say, nursing twins was not easy, but it was something I was determined to do.
Since I was the first of my friends to have kids, I didn’t really have close ones to turn to for advice. I found our local chapter of the La Leche League when we were in Madison to be super helpful. They had weekly groups where you could ask any questions or to just meet other mothers.
After a month or so, Maddie was having issues with reflux and couldn’t nurse anymore. I was completely devastated, but relieved at the same time! I actually started to get some rest while only having to nurse one. As my supply started to dip, I searched for recipes to help. I came across this Banana Chip recipe from an old pamphlet and had to try it!
Now I will not give any guarantees for this recipe. It has worked for many of my friends, but it’s not a cure for everyone. I found these muffins to be a great, nutritious snack to enjoy which happened to help my milk supply. With Gabby, I stocked up the freezer with these and would eat them while nursing or just when I had those OMG-GIVE-ME-FOOD moments.
Once you buy the brewers yeast, you can use it in everything! I love to mix it in granola, top my yogurt with honey, in smoothies and even salad dressings. It really doesn’t have much flavor, just a TON of nutrients. Look for one that states “debittered” on the label for a milder taste.
You can also switch up the flavors. I’ve used grated apples, blueberries and zucchini! Use whatever you have on hand. I have also tried to cut back the sugar with stevia, which worked well.
- 3-4 very ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup of coconut oil , melted (or butter)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp . Brewer’s Yeast
- 2 Tbsp . GROUND Flax Seed
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional) I loved walnuts or almonds
Preheat oven to 350.
Put muffin wrappers in a muffin pan. (Or just spray pan well)
In a large mixing bowl, mash up bananas. Add the melted coconut oil (or butter) and mix until blended.
Add vanilla and egg and mix until blended, then add sugar and mix until combined.
In a separate large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, Brewer’s Yeast and Flax Seed until blended.
Add the banana mixture into the dry ingredients. Once well blended, mix in the rolled oats. Then add chocolate chips and nuts (if you are using them) and mix well.
Once all ingredients have been well combined, fill each muffin wrapper about 3/4 of the way with batter.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out dry.
Are you a nursing Mama? What are your go-to snacks?
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