If you are tired of lactation oatmeal for breakfast or are looking for an on-the-go lactation breakfast recipe, look no farther than our recipe for lactation oatmeal banana bread. This nutrient dense, galactagogue filled breakfast is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings. And with chocolate chips thrown in, you can start your day off with a healthy and yummy “treat”!
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We heart lactation oatmeal endlessly, but sometimes you just need to change things up. Even though we wanted something slightly different for breakfast, we still wanted the benefits from the milk supply boosting ingredients found in lactation oatmeal. Enter: lactation oatmeal banana bread. This breakfast is also more commuter friendly as you can simply grab a slice and go. We like to hard boil a batch of eggs on the weekend, and pair a few hard boiled eggs with a slice of oatmeal banana bread. Other options include pairing a slice of bread with a container of yogurt or whipping up a smoothie if you have time.
Does this oatmeal banana bread actually boost milk supply? Your mileage may vary, but it is filled with ingredients that are scientifically proven to increase breast milk supply including oatmeal, ground flax seed, and brewer’s yeast. It is also filled with protein, which nursing mamas need lots of, thanks to the eggs and yogurt.
One thing to note is that this lactation oatmeal banana bread recipe calls for whole wheat flour. If you have never baked with whole wheat flour before, be aware that it will produce a denser and heavier bread compared to using regular all-purpose white flour. It won’t affect the deliciousness of the bread, but the texture is a bit heartier than using white flour. The reason for this is because whole wheat flour still has wheat germ and bran in it, which means it has more protein and fiber than white flour (i.e. more of the nutrients you need to stay fuller longer).
If you prefer to use all-purpose flour, add one additional tablespoon per cup of whole wheat flour (so 1.5 tablespoons + 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour). If you are gluten free, feel free to substitute your favorite gluten-free flour for the whole wheat flour. In full disclosure, we have not baked this with gluten free flour before, but it’s the 21st century so we are sure it’s possible. Do a quick Google search to find the recommended ratio of whole wheat flour to your gluten-free flour of choice.
Lactation Oatmeal Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 3-4 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp brewer's yeast
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins or chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8.5" x 4.5" loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt and bananas. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract and maple syrup and beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, flax, brewer's yeast, salt and baking soda. Add mixture to wet ingredients and stir until combined.
- Gently stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Transfer mixture to prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until edges are brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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