No Bake Lactation Energy Bites Recipe

lactation energy bites

No Bake Lactation Energy Bites

Wow. I have seen energy bites and energy balls around for ages now, but I had no idea that they really are THAT easy to make. I even dragged my feet trying recipes because I thought it would be difficult and messy and blah blah blah. I’m full of excuses these days, but that’s a story for another time.

no bake lactation energy balls

These bites are effective at boosting milk supply!

So, lactation energy bites. Let me tell you, these little buggers are effective.  One day I made a batch, sampled the batter as I was mixing, and then ate more than a couple of the completed bites. Big mistake!

I have been breastfeeding for 16 months and engorgement and leaky breasts are pretty much a thing of the past. But, I woke up totally engorged the next morning! Maybe it was a fluke and my son nursed less in the night than usual? I’m not sure, but I’m not going to eat a bunch of these again to find out! Take my advice and stick to the serving size of just 2 bites or so, unless you are really trying to build your breastmilk supply!

And the recipe is sooooo easy!

Back to the recipe and how easy it is. Whipping up these lactation energy bites is incredibly easy. You just need one bowl and a bit of time in the fridge at the end for them to set. My recipe below is for my favorite basic bite – of course, you can add in any extras that you want… chocolate chips, raisins, other dried fruit, chopped nuts, the possibilities are endless.

lactation energy bites

Two notes. First, this recipe is to make 12-14 one-inch size balls/ bites. You can very easily double the recipe if you want to make larger bites or just a larger quantity. Second, my recipe only calls for ¼ cup of honey. To me this sounds like it won’t make the bites sweet enough, but they definitely taste plenty sweet with just the ¼ cup.  (Disclosure: this recipe contains affiliate links) 

No Bake Lactation Energy Bites:

no bake lactation bite ingredientsIngredients:

½ cup rolled oats
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup honey
2 tbsp warm water
⅓ cup ground flaxseed
2 tsp Brewer’s Yeast
½ cup dried coconut


Mix everything up in a bowl, roll into balls, and coat in dried coconut!

A few tips, though. First, the almond butter was really hard – I mixed it with the 2 tablespoons of warm water to soften it, and then added the honey. Once I had these wet ingredients combined, I added the oats, flaxseed meal and Brewer’s Yeast. You can combine all the ingredients by hand, or use a food processor. The food processor will give you a smoother texture because it will chop up the oats. 

The batter was really sticky, so I coated my hands in a drop of coconut oil before I rolled it into balls. Roll each ball in the dried coconut and you’ll have your final product… lactation energy bites! It is best to refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes so they can set, but they are still delicious to eat immediately.

They can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, and they also do well frozen.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Not sure where to get Brewer’s Yeast? You can order it on Amazon!

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  1. Thanks for posting this take on lactation boosting! I’m always looking for something and these were easy to make! I’ll make again for sure (but with a bit less honey, I found these a bit too sweet for my taste). Did you only use the coconut for coating or as one of your dry ingredients? I used coconut powder to coat and it worked perfectly ( I also use that to coat larabar style balls that I make).

    1. Hi! I’m so glad you liked the recipe. They do come out sweet, but reducing the honey easily solves that. I use the dried coconut only for the coating. You can mix it in, but I prefer it just on the outside. That’s a great tip to use coconut powder – I haven’t tried that before!

  2. Hi there, I put raisins in the mix and it was too sweet so next time I’ll probably put chocolate or nuts. Anyways after eating 2 each day I still feel it boosted my milk supply though. Lucky for you.

    1. Hi, I’m glad to hear these gave your milk supply a boost! I’ve never tried raisins in the recipe. I have tried chocolate, and it is sweet, but delicious. You can also try coating the balls in crushed nuts instead of dried coconut – that cuts down a bit on sweetness and adds a nice texture.

  3. Hi, do you think peanut butter would be an ok substitute for the almond butter? I don’t typically buy almond butter (not not fond of it) but I’m more than excited to try this. Anything to get down brewer’s yeast and not gag!

    1. Hi, yes, you can definitely make these with peanut butter! I’ve done that before when I ran out of almond butter. The only thing is the texture of peanut butter can be different than almond butter, so you might find you need to adjust the ingredients slightly – I use creamy peanut butter and find it a bit more oily than almond butter, so usually put less water, if any. I think these come out delicious with peanut butter… I’m really crazy for peanut butter, though! Hope you enjoy them!

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