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These healthy lactation muffins are loaded with milk-boosting ingredients including oatmeal, flax, carrots and almond yogourt. They are moist and delicious!
Carrot oatmeal lactation muffins
Updated: May 8, 2019
Are you having trouble with your milk supply? I know what it’s like, believe me. It is incredibly frustrating and discouraging. However, there are many things that can help. There are many foods that can help boost your milk supply. So, to help further your cause, I have come up with this tasty recipe for lactation muffins.
These lactation muffins are healthy and they are loaded with fiber. The ingredients in this lactation muffin recipe that help with milk supply are oats, flax, carrots and almonds and yeast.
If you are simply looking for a healthy, delicious muffin recipe. Look no further. These carrot oatmeal muffins are tasty and nutritious.
How do these ingredients help with milk supply?
Oatmeal – After giving birth, a woman’s iron levels can be low due to excessive blood loss. Low iron levels are thought to decrease milk supply. Oatmeal is believed to increase milk supply because it is high in iron. In addition, oatmeal is a comfort food that is known for its ability to ease anxiety and inspire relaxation. This is especially helpful for breastfeeding mothers because relaxation encourages the production of oxytocin, the lactation-inducing hormone.
Almonds – Almonds are a great source of essential fatty acids which are helpful in increasing milk supply.
Flax – Flax contains phytoestrogens which help to boost milk production. Furthermore, flax contains fatty acids.
Carrots – Carrots are thought to promote lactation due to their high content of vitamin A, which also boosts the quality of your milk.
Brewer’s yeast – Brewer’s yeast also contains milk-producing phytoestrogens.
I used almond yogourt in this milk-boosting muffin recipe and it turned out even better than expected. These lactation muffins are moist and delicious!
*Dairy-free, lactose-free and refined-sugar free.*
- 1 ½ c sprouted wheat flour
- ½ c organic milled flax
- 1 c oats
- 1 tbsp baking powder aluminum free
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp celtic sea salt
- 1 c coconut sugar
- 1 tsp organic cinnamon
- ½ tsp organic nutmeg
- 2 tbsp Brewer’s/nutritional yeast optional*
- 2 eggs free range
- ½ c avocado oil
- 1 ½ c vanilla almond yogourt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 c organic carrot washed, peeled and grated
- 1 c raw walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift together the flour, flax, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, coconut sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Mix the eggs, oil, yogurt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the carrots and the walnuts.
Add the dry ingredients.
Spoon into muffin cups.
Bake for 22 minutes.
*Brewer’s yeast is recommended by lactation specialists as a way to increase milk supply. I did not add Brewer’s yeast to this recipe myself as I am intolerant to yeast. Plus, according to my research, Brewer’s yeast has a very bitter taste. Therefore, I am unsure of how it will taste in the muffins. Perhaps to test the addition of yeast, you could add 1 tbsp of yeast to half of the mixture and bake 2 separate batches.
*Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/oatmeal-carrot-muffins-184419
I hope these lactation muffins help you to produce more milk for your little one and that your breastfeeding journey is successful. Good luck!
Where I buy my ingredients
I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it.
- Sprouted whole wheat – local grocery store (Superstore) or Well.ca
- Coconut sugar – Costco (you can get a large bag before xmas, brand name Elan) or local grocery store (Sobeys or Superstore)
- Avocado oil – Costco or Well.ca
- Flax – Costco or local grocery store (Sobeys or Superstore)
- Vanilla almond yogourt – local grocery store (Sobeys or Superstore)
Please share if you know someone who would love this recipe. Thanks! 🙂
Have you had trouble with milk supply? Have you found anything that helped? Share your comments below.
I wish you health and happiness,
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