Baked Oatmeal: The Lactation Version

If we have learned nothing else since launching this website, it is that you mamas love a good lactation oatmeal recipe.  Our posts on the 4 Lactation Oatmeal Recipes You Should Know How to Make and Oatmeal Banana Bread: Lactation Oatmeal with a Twist are far and away the most popular articles here on Work Breastfeed Mom.  And with good reason!  Those recipes are full of yummy, easy, milk-making oatmeal goodness.  Since we know how easy it is to get in a breakfast rut, we decided to roll out another one of our favorite ways to eat lactation oatmeal.  Enter: baked oatmeal.

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Baked oatmeal is one of our favorite ways to eat oats.  Who doesn’t love food in casserole form?  This baked oatmeal recipe takes a little longer to prepare, but if you have 20 minutes to mix it up on the weekend then you can grab it and go during the week. This makes it a quick breakfast option for your busy, sleep deprived weekday mornings. Also, if you are intimidated by the amount of ingredients in the recipe, we get it. But, fear not. You likely have most, if not all, of these ingredients in your cabinets.

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The internet machine has hundreds (thousands? millions?) of baked oatmeal recipes, but this recipe in particular combines lots of nutritious, filling ingredients.  Is there anything more annoying than eating breakfast and being hungry an hour later?  And for some breastfeeding moms, hunger may strike 30 minutes after eating.  Not so with this recipe.  It is nutrient dense with lots of protein and fat to keep your belly full, while being packed with milk-making galactogogues including oatmeal, flax seed, and brewer’s yeast. These galactogogues are ingredients that aid your body in producing breast milk. Some moms even notice an increase in the amount of breast milk they are able to produce after eating them.

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Additionally, since we like all of our recipes to be customizable to your taste buds and what you have on hand in your pantry, feel free to swap out the fruit however you wish.  Not a fan of blueberries?  Try strawberries, raspberries, or even mango if you want to get wild.  Don’t have any apples on hand?  Use pears or bananas.  Prefer honey or agave over maple syrup?  Then switch it out.  Can’t have dairy because of baby’s sensitivities?  Use non-dairy milk and coconut or almond milk yogurt instead.  Don’t like nuts? Leave them out. Don’t have flax seed or brewer’s yeast? Order them from Amazon right now (they are so good for increasing your breast milk supply!), but leave them out and increase the recipe to 3 cups of oatmeal if you want to make it today. Whatever you prefer, mama!  This breakfast is for YOU.  We can attest that it is toddler and husband approved, too.  Win-win.

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A {large} slice of baked oatmeal can be served hot or cold.  It tastes fine either way!  Feel free to heat it up in the microwave for 30 seconds if you prefer your baked oatmeal warm.  Top it with peanut butter or yogurt and serve it with a piece of fruit.  Wam, bam, thank you ma’am.  Your stomach is full and your boobs are on their way to filling up with more milk!

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Baked Lactation Oatmeal

A delicious and nutritious baked oatmeal recipe that will boost your milk supply. Filled with yummy ingredients that will leave your stomach and breasts full.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 10 oz package of frozen blueberries
  • 2 and 3/4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp brewer's yeast
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 apples, cut in half and cored
  • 3/4 cup milk whole, reduced fat, or skim
  • 1 5.3 oz container vanilla whole-milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9×13 baking pan with olive oil and line with parchment paper.
  • Cut apples in half and remove core. Grate apple into a large bowl. Add oats, pecans, flax seed, brewer's yeast, baking powder, salt, and frozen blueberries.
  • In a medium, mix together milk, yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir into oat mixture.
  • Transfer to baking pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake until firm and golden brown, around 60-70 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Keyword gluten free, lactation oatmeal

Feel free to tell your husband it will make his boobs produce milk if he tries to eat any.

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Shannon Tisdale
Shannon founded Work Breastfeed Mom in 2019 during her second round of pumping at work. She was tired of googling the same pumping questions over and over again, and discouraged at the lack of websites aimed at working breastfeeding moms. So, she created one herself. Shannon lives, works, and doles out Puffs to her little people in sunny Florida. She has her MBA and works as a strategic planner for a large healthcare system. She is passionate about coffee, memoirs, paddle boarding, and skincare routines. Shannon is mom to Scarlett and Ivy, and hopes to have more babies if her career allows.