Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins

Whenever I feel like I need a boost in my breastmilk supply, or even just an easy snack that I know will keep me energized and still feel like a treat I make these Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins. They are simple to make and if you do mini muffins like me, it makes a big batch that are a great snack while you're "stuck" feeding the baby. Make sure you drink a ton of water as well, which will also help your supply and energy levels too!

Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins Recipe | MALLORIE OWENS

Ingredients ≫≫
1/2 cup extra virgin olive OR coconut oil 
1/2 cup organic cane OR coconut sugar
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 
3 tablespoons of water
1/4 cup applesauce OR 1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract  
1 cup whole wheat flour OR oat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1-2 tablespoons of brewers yeast (leave out if not breastfeeding) 
1 & 1/2 cups oats – organic, steel cut oats are best for you, but rolled oats are fine  
1/4 cup chocolate chips 
Heaping tablespoon peanut butter  
1-2 tablespoon chia seeds
A pinch of Himalayan salt
Healthy Breastfeeding Energy Muffins Recipe | MALLORIE OWENS

Directions ≫≫

Preheat oven to 335 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and water, let them sit for a few minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oil and sugar well. Add the applesauce and vanilla. Mix well.

Add the flaxseed and water mixture.

Add the dry ingredients (apart from the oats and your additional ingredients) and mix well again.

Finally, stir in the oats and your additional ingredients.  Bake for 10-12 minutes (longer if using a regular muffin tin, time is for mini muffins).


I hope you all enjoy the recipe, let me know if you try it, I'd love to see your photos and to know if you loved them as much as I do! Especially if they helped your milk supply, please share! You can find more recipes here.


Our Breastfeeding Journey (9 Months In).

I recently came across The Honest Company's blog and the feeding stories other Mom's have shared and really wanted to share our experience so far! After a very quick delivery, Iris latched beautifully right away and my heart swelled ten thousand times over. She was a furious eater right from the start (just like her mama) and for that I am very thankful. I had wanted so badly to breastfeed her at least to the one year mark, and here we are at nine months, going strong!

Home with First Baby | MALLORIE OWENS

Before I had Iris, I had heard stories of mastitis, cracked nipples, and other painful scenarios that can halt your breastfeeding journey before you're ready. What I didn't know, was how painful even a good latching baby can be when you're first starting out. The best advice I got was from our pediatrician when she told me if I could take three deep breaths and get through the pain, we were doing alright and soon the pain would stop. Sometimes those three breaths would be long and through tears streaming down my face, but I was determined and eventually she was right. I would always get through the initial shock and pain of latching and over time I didn't need those three breaths at all. Now our feedings are a breeze! 

Our Breastfeeding Journey | MALLORIE OWENS

There are still times that breastfeeding is tough. Nine months in and Iris eats every two hours, almost around the clock. She doesn't take a bottle and I don't get much milk when pumping anyways. I'm extremely lucky to be staying home with her during this time or I'm not sure we would have made it this far. There have been countless feedings in the backseat of our car, bathrooms, and on airplanes. I don't know what I'd do without my husband helping out when I get stuck (in the best way possible) and bringing me endless water and snacks.

Our Breastfeeding Journey | MALLORIE OWENS
Our Breastfeeding Journey | MALLORIE OWENS

The experience is also amazing. I look down at her big blue eyes staring up at me and sometimes I still tear up. I look at my 95th percentile baby and am so proud of my body for nourishing our child and helping her to grow so fast and so strong. Fed is best and everyone has a different story with each child, but I feel very lucky to have made it this far with our baby girl. Even when her mama really, really misses sleep.