Feb 23, 2022 by Hannah Sunderani
Hiya friends! I am back with another lactation recipe for you! Say hello to these sweet and delicious lactation brownies. They are moist, fudgy and oh-so-chocolaty. After multiple rounds of recipe testing I’m so pleased with how this lactation brownies recipe turned out.
Best of all, they are made with wholesome ingredients so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body while feeding your little one.
The ingredients that help to boost lactation for breastfeeding mamas are oats, flaxseeds and brewers yeast. (More on that to come!)
Now, let me tell you exactly how to make this lactation brownies recipe so that you can enjoy them pronto!
These lactation brownies are:
After my lactation cookies were such a hit, I wanted to make another recipe that you could count on during your breastfeeding journey to help boost milk supply. This is a great sweet treat to switch it up from my cookies.
And I promise, it’s so easy to make these lactation brownies. I know first hand just how precious your free time is when you’ve got a baby.
Rest assured these brownies come together effortlessly, and I encourage you to send them to friends and family members to make for you.
This recipe is also perfect for preparing in advance while you’re still pregnant, and freezing for easy snacks when your little one arrives. If you’re still pregnant you’ll find my Pregnancy Must Haves helpful.
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First, combine all the wet ingredients together in a medium-size mixing bowl and the dry ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Then fold the dry ingredients into the wet to combine.
(I always like to add my dry ingredient to wet vs. the other way around to avoid any dry and clumpy bits at the bottom – little helpful tip for ya!).
Then, transfer the brownie batter to a 9×9-inch baking pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Let cool and then cut into squares and enjoy!
Note: Since these brownies are made primarily with oat flour, they are more fragile than traditional brownies – especially when warm!
For best taste/texture it’s important to let the brownies cool completely before cutting. They’re also delicious when enjoyed chilled from the fridge, which in turn helps with crumbliness.
According to Today’s Parent: oats have a higher concentration of dietary beta-glucan than any other food. This is said to raise the levels of the breastfeeding hormone prolactin, and higher prolactin levels can have a positive effect on breast milk production. Wahoo!
An article from Very Well Family also covers whether eating oatmeal can help you make more breastmilk.
In this lactation brownies recipe, I’ve used old-fashioned rolled oats. They’re so versatile and great for baking. I know that there’s a lot of different varieties so check out my post to know which types of oats are best to use when.
In addition to this recipe, I’ve got lots of tasty oatmeal recipes on the blog for you to nosh on, including this really tasty, easy, and popular Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe.
According to The Bump, flaxseeds are among the best ways to increase milk supply thanks to their healthy fats content.
You’ll be happy to hear that I’ve used ground flaxseeds in this recipe. Notice I said “ground” instead of whole. This is really beneficial because flaxseeds can be hard to process in whole form. So you’re getting all the nutrients from this mighty seed.
Ground flaxseeds also make for a great “vegan egg” substitute, which binds the lactation brownies together.
Now this is an ingredient that you might not be familiar with. So what is it?
Brewer’s yeast is typically sold in powdered form (or as a supplement), and its most often used to make beer and wine. I bought mine on Amazon (affiliate link).
Brewer’s Yeast is said to boost milk supply, and is often a main ingredient promoted in store-bought lactation cookies and brownies. This is because it’s packed with iron, protein and B vitamins, which increase milk production.
Because this ingredient is less popular, I couldn’t find brewers yeast at my local grocery store, and so I ordered it on Amazon (affiliate link). It tends to have a bitter flavour, so I ordered the “reduced bitterness”version.
But have no fear! The bitterness of brewer’s yeast is masked in this lactation brownies recipe.
You’ll be happy to know that these lactation brownies can be prepared in advance and frozen! They perfect to batch-freeze before your little one comes along for easy snacking.
Yes! These brownies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Cut into in individual squares and store in the freezer in an air-tight container.
You can either pull out the entire container, or simply however many you need. Let thaw overnight in the fridge, or at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.
These lactation brownies will keep for up to 1 week. Store in the fridge in an air tight container.
In fact, I really like to eat these brownies chilled. As they are made with mostly oat flour, they are a bit more crumbly than traditional brownies. Therefore, having them chilled helps to bind them a little more to reduce crumbliness.
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So there we have it. A delicious recipe for Lactation Brownies to help boost milk supply! They are made with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about putting in your body. Best of all, they’re so easy to make!
Prepare in advance and batch-freeze for when your little one comes along. Or, share with your partner, friends and family to make this recipe for you. I know you’re going to love snacking on these, and I hope they work as well for you as they have for me.
If you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.
And, let me know if you’d like me to share other tips I’ve used for helping with milk production! I’d love to share if it’s helpful!
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