Lactation Granola & Granola Bars: A Delicious Way to Boost Your Milk Supply

  • By: Katie
  • Date: April 18, 2022
  • Time to read: 8 min.

Looking for a delicious way to boost your milk supply? Try making your own lactation granola and bars! These snacks are packed with nutrients that can help increase breast milk production.

Plus, they’re perfect for on-the-go moms! In this blog post, we will share our favorite lactation granola and bar recipes. So get ready to indulge in some yummy goodness!

When you eat granola bars you are having a healthy and delicious snack which, depending on the ingredients, may have milk boosting benefits. Granola may increase milk supply, but only as part of healthy diet. New moms, especially breastfeeding moms, need to eat a wide and varied diet.

What Is Lactation Granola?

Lactation granola is a type of granola that is made with ingredients that are known to help promote breast milk production. These ingredients include oats, flaxseed, brewers yeast, and fenugreek.

Oats are a great source of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that can help increase milk production. Flaxseed is a rich source of omega-three fatty acids, which are believed to help with milk production and letdown.

Brewers yeast is a type of yeast that contains B-vitamins, iron, and other minerals. Fenugreek is an herb that has been used to promote milk production for centuries.

So, as you can see, lactation granola is not your typical granola! But don’t let that deter you from trying it. It’s actually really delicious!

What are the Health Benefits from Granola?

Granola is a healthy and delicious breakfast option that provides numerous health benefits. Here are some of the top health benefits associated with eating granola:

Granola is a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for keeping the digestive system functioning properly and can also help to lower cholesterol levels.

Granola is also a good source of protein. Protein is necessary for building and repairing tissues, muscles, and organs. It is also essential for the production of enzymes and hormones.

Granola can help to regulate blood sugar levels. This is due to the fact that it contains slow-releasing carbohydrates which are slowly absorbed into the bloodstream. This helps to prevent blood sugar spikes and can be beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes.

Granola is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, iron, and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health and preventing various diseases.

Eating granola regularly can help to improve your overall health and well-being.

What are the Health Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms from Granola?

Granola can also help to promote healthy lactation for breastfeeding moms. The high levels of iron in granola can help to prevent anemia, and the magnesium content can help to relax muscles and reduce stress.

The vitamin E present in granola can also help to protect against free radical damage and improve the overall health of the skin.

Therefore, eating granola can provide numerous benefits for both mother and child.

Does Granola Increase Breast Milk?

There is some evidence to suggest that certain ingredients in lactation granola, such as oats, flaxseed, and brewers yeast, can help increase breast milk production.

However, it really depends on the type of granola you are having. If you boost it up with known galactogues like fenugreek, you are more likely to see a difference.

So, if you want to give lactation granola a try, be sure to choose a recipe that includes some of these key ingredients. And remember, every mom is different, so what works for one may not work for another. The best way to find out if lactation granola will work for you is to give it a try!

Is Granola a Galactagogue?

Galactagogues are substances that are thought to help increase breast milk production. Some common galactagogues include oats, flaxseed, and brewers yeast.

Granola can be a galactogue depending on what it is made up of.

For example, our Lactation Granola contains oats, flaxseed, and brewers yeast- all galactagogues!

Our granola bars also contain these same galactagogues.

How to make the Lactation Granola?

Ready to try making your own lactation granola? Here are two of our favorite recipes:

Basic Lactation Granola Recipe

Ingredients:

  • – Oats
  • – Flaxseed
  • – Brewers yeast
  • – Fenugreek
  • – Honey
  • – Coconut oil

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Let the granola cool before storing in an airtight container.

Enjoy your lactation granola with some milk or yogurt, or just eat it as a snack!

Chocolate Lactation Granola Recipe

Ingredients:

  • – Oats
  • – Flaxseed
  • – Brewers yeast
  • – Fenugreek
  • – Honey
  • – Coconut oil
  • – Chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Let the granola cool before adding the chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container.

This Chocolate Lactation Granola is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while also getting a boost of milk-boosting nutrients!

Lactation Granola Bars

Granola Bars for Breastfeeding Moms
Lactation Granola Bars

Lactation granola bars are a great alternative to traditional granola bars. They’re easy to grab and go, and they’re packed with nutrients that can help increase breast milk production.

Lactation granola bars are a great alternative to traditional granola bars. They’re easy to grab and go, and they’re packed with nutrients that can help increase breast milk production.

Here are two of our favorite lactation granola bar recipes:

Peanut Butter Lactation Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • – Oats
  • – Flaxseed
  • – Brewers yeast
  • – Fenugreek
  • – Honey
  • – Coconut oil
  • – Peanut butter

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Spread the mixture into an eight-inch square baking dish and press down firmly. Bake for 20 minutes. Let the bars cool before cutting into them.

These Peanut Butter Lactation Granola Bars are a delicious and easy way to get a boost of milk-boosting nutrients!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • – Oats
  • – Flaxseed
  • – Brewers yeast
  • – Fenugreek
  • – Honey
  • – Coconut oil
  • – Chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Spread the mixture into an eight-inch square baking dish and press down firmly. Bake for 20 minutes. Let the bars cool before cutting into them.

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Granola Bars are a delicious and easy way to get a boost of milk-boosting nutrients!

Macadamia Nuts & Shredded Coconut Lactation Granola Bars Recipe

These granola bars are the perfect snack for new moms! The macadamia nuts and shredded coconut are packed with nutrients that can help increase milk production, and the oats and flaxseed meal will give you lasting energy throughout the day. Plus, they’re so easy to make – you can have a batch ready in no time!

Ingredients:

  • -¾ cup macadamia nuts
  • -½ cup shredded coconut or unsweetened coconut flakes
  • -½ cup quick oats
  • -¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • -⅓ cup honey
  • -¼ cup brown sugar
  • -½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an eight-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

In a food processor, process the macadamia nuts and shredded coconut until they’re finely chopped. Add the quick oats, flaxseed meal, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to the food processor and pulse until everything is combined.

Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.

Almond, Chia Seeds & Brewer’s Yeast Lactation Granola Bars Recipe

These granola bars are the perfect snack to help increase your milk supply. The brewers yeast and flaxseed meal are especially helpful in boosting lactation. Enjoy one or two as a snack or add them to your breakfast routine.

The oats in this recipe make these bars nice and hearty. You could easily add some protein powder to the mix if you want an extra boost. I like to keep things simple, so I usually just add a little bit of dried fruit for sweetness.

You can find brewers yeast at most health food stores or online. If you can’t find it, you could try substituting with nutritional yeast. I haven’t tried this myself, but I’ve heard it works well.

Ingredients:

  • -½ cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • -¼ cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • -¼ cup chia seeds
  • -¼ cup brewers yeast
  • -½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • -pinch of salt
  • – 2 cup rolled oats
  • -⅓ cup dried cranberries or raisins (or any dried fruit is optional)
  • -¼ cup coconut sugar
  • -¼ cup flax seed meal (or hemps seeds)
  • -½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 11×17 inch baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the almond butter, honey, chia seeds, brewers yeast, vanilla extract and salt until smooth. Add in the oats, dried fruit, coconut sugar, flax seed meal and cinnamon. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are evenly distributed and everything is coated.

Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a spatula to press it down into an even layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container.

These bars will last for about a week stored in an airtight container. If you find that they start to get a little dry, you can always pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them up.

The Bottom Line on Are Granola Bars Good for Breastfeeding

There you have it – a few delicious and easy recipes for lactation granola & granola bars! These bars are a great way to get a boost of milk-boosting nutrients, and they’re so easy to make. Whether you’re looking for a quick healthy snack or want to add them to your breakfast routine, these bars will do the trick and should help you make more milk.

The beauty of these recipes is you can mix and match these baked goods, add in hemp seeds, whole grain, replace the oats with puffed rice cereal or some flax meal. Mix out the butter for your favorite nut butter if you like it lightly sweetened.

These make an ideal substitute for lactation brownies lactation cookies (see our guide to making lactation cookies here). If this is your first baby, it will help if you make a big batch so you have them on hand for the perfect snack cuisine. Combine with a lovely lactation tea or coconut water (or even check our guide to the best lactation foods) to get your milk supply boosted!