Lactation Granola Bars Recipe

lactation granola bar

Lactation Granola Barslactation granola bars recipe

In my quest to pump enough milk daily at work, I experimented with galactogogues like oatmeal and Gatorade, and most deliciously, lactation cookies. However, I got to the point where I was eating a few too many lactation cookies and felt like I needed a healthier alternative. 

I looked around for less sinful lactation boosters that would still feel like a treat. I mixed up a nice batch of granola but it wasn’t quite the same when I wanted a sweet bite in the evening. Smoothies were nice, too. But nothing replaces a cookie.

I had recently discovered flapjacks – not a pancake like my American mind thought – but rather a delicious oat bar, very similar to a granola bar. I realized granola bars are a nice snack that can satisfy my sweet tooth, so I decided to tweak my usual granola bar recipe to make it more of a milk supply booster. 

The resulting lactation granola bar is really tasty – it has the qualities of an oatmeal cookie but it is a bit healthier. It also doubles as a quick breakfast (paired with fruit or eggs) when I’m in a rush. And it is also reminiscent of a flapjack! (Disclosure: this recipe contains affiliate links)

lactation granola bar
Yummm…. Lactation Granola Bars

Lactation Granola Bars Recipe:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats) 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1-2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast

Wet Ingredients:Lactation Granola Bar recipe

  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 1/2 cup melted butter 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Fruits & Seeds

  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries 

Instructions/ Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the wet ingredients
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, stirring well
  5. When the wet and dry ingredients are fully combined, add the dried fruits and seeds
  6. Press the mixture into the baking pan – be sure to press it evenly and with good pressure so you get granola bars and not just granola. 😉
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting

One note – of course, you can put any combination of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds that you prefer! You can even add chocolate chips to satisfy those sweet-tooth cravings.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe. You might also like these:

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