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!
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
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.