Lots of breastfeeding moms make lactation cookies to help boost their milk supply. These fudgy oatmeal lactation bars are delicious and easy to make – no rolling the dough into lots of little balls – and can help you make more breast milk.
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The recipe was inspired by Sarah Biggins, who wrote a cookbook called More Milk Please that unfortunately is not available anymore. The book included a recipe for chocolate lactation bars, which I tweaked to add more brewer’s yeast (for more more milk making power!) and to have the dough in a single layer (to simplify things).
They are really easy to make – basically, you just need to combine most of the ingredients together in an electric mixer to form the dough, and press it into a baking pan. Then, heat a can of condensed milk in a saucepan with chocolate chips, stir until they’re melted, pour it over the dough and put it in the oven!
Fudgy Oatmeal Lactation Bars
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brewer's yeast
- 1 tbsp flax seed ground
- 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 14oz can condensed milk
- 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a 9 x 13 pan with foil.
- Beat together butter, brown sugar and salt in an electric mixer.
- Add flour, flax seed, and brewer's yeast and mix until well combined.
- Fold in oats, and stir until well combined and the batter forms a dough.
- Pour dough into the pan, pressing it down until it's spread evenly.
- Heat condensed milk and chocolate chips under medium heat in a saucepan until the chocolate chips are melted.
- Pour chocolate mixture on top of the dough in the pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes. Cool and enjoy!