Lactation muffins are a great way for breastfeeding moms to start off the day! This easy chocolate chip lactation muffin recipe has three galactagogues to help you boost your milk supply in the mornings.
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I wanted to see if I could make a lactation recipe that would be good for breakfast, so I decided to try muffins. I started by trying a bunch of oatmeal muffin recipes with a few tweaks to add brewer’s yeast and flaxseed (two common galactagogues) to the recipe.
These were my favorite by far. However, they weren’t sweet enough for me using blueberries, so I made a batch them with chocolate chips instead. My whole family loved them.
They are super easy to make – you mix the batter together in one bowl, stir everything together, and spoon into cupcake liners.
Do these lactation muffins really work?
Milk supply is unpredictable, and there is no sure-fire thing that will work for everyone. Some women see increased supply from fenugreek, some don’t see any results or even have a decrease. Some women have good results with pumping more often, others see their milk supply increase when they drop a pumping session.
My goal with these lactation muffins is to give you a recipe that has a good chance of increasing your milk supply (with oats – which I personally saw a lot of success with, brewer’s yeast, and flaxseed) but also that are easy to make and that your whole family will like.
Can I substitute blueberries and make blueberry lactation muffins instead?
Yes! My kids liked the chocolate chip version much better, but blueberries will definitely work, too. You can substitute one cup of blueberries (either fresh or frozen will work) for the one cup of chocolate chips.
What if I don’t have brewer’s yeast?
The easiest way to get brewer’s yeast is usually on amazon. However, if you want to make these lactation muffins without brewer’s yeast, you can substitute two tablespoons of flour for the two tablespoons of brewer’s yeast.
Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins
These chocolate chip lactation muffins are delicious, can be made in one bowl, and have three ingredients for boosting milk supply!
Servings 12 muffins
- 1 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp brewer's yeast
- 2 tbsp flaxseed
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
- Put oats, flour, brewer's yeast, flax seed, salt, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and stir until combined.
- Add milk, egg, and oil and mix with the dry ingredients until everything is just blended.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way full.
- Bake at 425 degrees 18-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.