Lactation Granola

Lactation Granola

We’re just about 4 months in and man, breastfeeding is hard work! Now that I am back to work I am focused on maintaining my supply. Maintaining supply boils down to many factors, including diet. I love this lactation granola. I can make two batches at a time and keep one at home and one at work to put on top of my yogurt. I usually eat plain greek yogurt and top with sliced banana and this granola. It is easy to whip up (even for a mom with a baby) and will make your kitchen smell delicious.

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If you have read anything about lactation recipes you have heard of brewers yeast and flaxseed meal. They are the key ingredients in most lactation boosting recipes. In addition I have found almonds and coconut to be just as effective. To make this granola you will need:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • I bag sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons brewers yeast (I ordered it on Amazon)
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey

 

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Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix your flaxseed meal with 2 tablespoons of water. Set aside.
  • Mix oats, almonds, shredded coconut, and brewers yeast in large bowl.
  • Melt coconut oil and honey over low heat.
  • Add flaxseed meal to oat mixture.
  • Coat oat mixture with honey and coconut oil until even.

 

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  • Spread evenly on large cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes and stir mixture around on cookie sheet.
  • Bake another minutes and stir again.
  • Bake a final 10 minutes (30 minutes total).
  • Remove from oven and allow mixture to fully cool before storing.

Eat one serving a day, usually 1/2 cup (or more) to maintain your supply. This recipe also makes a great gift if you know any expecting moms.

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