Sunday 6 November 2016

Banana chocolate chip lactation muffins

These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are perfectly moist, and delicious and slammed with nutrition– hi banana, oats, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast. Perfect for nursing moms (eeerrrrr… hungry dads) 

New moms, everywhere are trying to do what they can, to eat foods that support a healthy milk production so that their baby can be fed the good stuff.

Breastfeeding moms need to get more nutrients into their diet especially fluid and calories. Because nursing can burn up to 500 calories per day, restrictive diets can put a damper on mom’s supply. Drinking enough water is essential to milk production too.

While eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty are the two most important factors to producing enough breast milk, incorporating oats, flaxseed and brewers yeast in the diet may also help boost supply. All the more reason to eat Banana Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins right?

Banana Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins

Makes 12

3-4 very ripe bananas
1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg room temperature
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tablespoons Brewers Yeast- Whole Foods, GNC, Sprouts
2 Tablespoons Flax Seed
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 350.  Line your muffin pan with muffin wrappers.

In a large mixing bowl, mash up your very ripe bananas.  Add the soft or melted butter and mix until blended.  Add vanilla and egg and mix until blended, then add sugar and mix until blended.

In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, Brewer’s Yeast and Flax Seed until blended.

Add the banana mixture into the dry ingredients.  Once well blended, mix in the rolled oats.  Then mix in chocolate chips and pecans.

Once all ingredients have been well mixed, fill each muffin wrapper about 3/4 of the way with batter.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out dry.

Transfer to a rack to cool. Enjoy!

You can use a optional Cream Cheese Frosting on these for added sweetness. 

For other Lactation recipes-
Lactation Chocolate Chip Cookies
Two Layer Lactaion Brownies 
Lactation Pumpkin Spice Muffins 


  1. Thank you for these lactation recipes, they have been very helpful. Kathy

    1. Hi Kathy, Color me with a smile! Happy to help! Cheers! JJ

  2. I made this for kids yesterday and later noticed recipe title is "Lactation muffins". They and their friends love it, and asked me to make it again. Lol

    1. Hi Priscilla, the ingredients that help with lactation are really healthy, good for kids, so, no worries! Amy loved them and Cooper was eating them too! Enjoy! JJ


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