I’ve had a few requests to share a lactation granola recipe, based on the popularity of my lactation granola bars. I’ve always loved making granola, but it wasn’t something I made specifically for lactation. So, I bought a ton of oats and got to experimenting in the kitchen!
My standard recipes were pretty lactation-friendly, with galactagogues like the oats, flaxseed meal, nuts, and wheat germ. I had not tried Brewer’s Yeast in granola before, though, so I set out to make granola that would pack a big milk-supply-boosting punch.
Experiment with ‘Mix-ins’
It took a few tries, but once I got the basic recipe down, I had fun trying different mix-ins for variety. I used mini chocolate chips in one batch and I can only say WOW. After three days of snacking I found the whole batch was gone. My milk supply was great… but not sure I needed to eat that much chocolate in just 3 days.
Below is my favorite combo that is also fairly healthy and wallet-friendly. Truth be told, pecans in granola are my absolute favorite. But pecans are more expensive than other nuts so I can’t justify eating them all the time! I’ll also note here that I really recommend using rolled oats (not instant) – this will get you the most satisfying crunch, as well as the best lactation-boosting benefit. (Disclosure: this recipe contains affiliate links.)
Lactation Granola Recipe
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped or slivered raw almonds
1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3 tbsp flaxseed meal
2 tbsp Brewer’s Yeast
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup honey (or sweetener of choice)
1/2 cup vegetable or coconut oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1-2 cups of raisins (or dried fruit of choice)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine oats, nuts, flaxseed meal, brewer’s yeast and salt in a large bowl
- Combine honey, oil and vanilla in a small bowl, heat if needed to liquefy the mixture
- Pour honey mixture over oat & nut mixture and stir well until everything is evenly coated
- Spread mixture on a large baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally
- When the granola is golden brown, remove from oven and stir in dried fruit
- Cool completely before storing
Don’t Be Afraid to Change it Up
The recipe above is my go-to, but like I mentioned above, you can experiment with all kinds of mix-ins. Some examples… I like adding a few tablespoons of chia seeds for extra crunch. Sometimes I use maple syrup instead of honey for a different overall flavor. Of course, you can try different nuts… pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts – they’re all tasty in granola.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, or it inspires you to make your own version of lactation granola. Let me know what you think in the comments below!