Lactation Granola Recipe

lactation granola

Lactation Granola

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.

Lactation granola recipe

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

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oatslactation granola recipe
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)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine oats, nuts, flaxseed meal, brewer’s yeast and salt in a large bowl
  3. Combine honey, oil and vanilla in a small bowl, heat if needed to liquefy the mixture
  4. Pour honey mixture over oat & nut mixture and stir well until everything is evenly coated
  5. Spread mixture on a large baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. When the granola is golden brown, remove from oven and stir in dried fruit
  7. Cool completely before storing

Lactation Granola recipe

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!

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Check out my other popular lactation recipes:

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4 Comments

  1. This is just the type of recipe I’ve been looking for! I love snacking on granola and I wanted to try making my own. I’m breastfeeding my second child now, so I like to eat things that can help my milk supply. The only thing is brewer’s yeast – where do you find the powder? I found tablets in the health food store, but that’s not what you use in this recipe, right?

    1. Hi Chrissy, glad you found the recipe and I hope you like it! For brewer’s yeast, it is easiest to use the powder. You could grind up the tablets, I guess, but the powder is easier. I have seen it at Whole Foods, but I usually just order it on Amazon. One can of brewer’s yeast will last you a while since you are only using a few tablespoons at a time. But you can add it to lots of different foods to get a lactation-boost. The flavor is a bit funky – if you’re adding it to a smoothie, for example, you’ll want to make sure the smoothie has a fairly strong flavor to mask the yeast taste. Happy cooking!

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