When I saw the now viral Cookie Baked Oatmeal recipe by @callascleaneats, I got really excited. Everything about the recipe is so amazing and healthy-ish, plus it already had ingredients known to help with milk production. So I thought, why not add the all-natural milk-boosting ingredients that are currently in our lactation Kookies (ie: brewers yeast and flaxseed) and make it even more milk-boosting?!
I decided to try the recipe myself yesterday and it was just as good as it looks!
So why does this recipe help with milk production? If you’ve ever searched ‘milk-boosting’ recipes, you’ll most likely find that oats are a key ingredient in the majority of them. Why? because of the beta-glucan found in oats. Beta-glucan is a type of fiber that’s thought to raise the levels of the breastfeeding hormone prolactin. Higher prolactin levels can have a positive effect on breast milk production. The other main ingredient is banana which contains potassium, iron and calcium!
So the recipe by itself is already a great way to help boost your milk supply, naturally. But if you’re really trying to amp up your milk production (think: richer/higher quality milk), you can add in brewers yeast and flaxseed to give your supply that much more of a boost. Brewer’s yeast is rich in protein and iron. FYI: low iron levels have been linked to breastfeeding issues. It’s also a good source of B vitamins and trace minerals, like selenium and chromium – which can help support breast milk quality and production. Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids and phytoestrogens, which can also help increase milk production. So the combo of oats, brewer’s yeast, and flaxseed really does help with milk-production. Which is why we incorporate these three ingredients in our milk-boosting lactation Kookies! Seems too good to be true, right? Well, that’s why we say that our Kookies really do work like a miracle!!
So now to the recipe:
Kookie Baked Oatmeal
As we shared earlier, this recipe is really just as good as it looks! It actually tastes like a chocolate chip cake but is low in sugar and contains only ingredients you’d use in a regular bowl of oatmeal. Plus it’s gluten & dairy free (depending on the milk you choose!)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp flaxseed
- 1 tbsp brewers yeast (I order this one)
- Chocolate chips
- Optional – 1 tbsp sweetener of choice if you want it sweetener (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar are all good options!)
- add all ingredients (except choc chips) to a blender and blend until fully combined
- pour batter into an oven-safe baking dish
- top with chocolate chips
- bake at 350F for 20-25 ish minutes
- Optional: sprinkle the top with a pinch of sea salt 🙂
If you try this recipe and love it as much as we do, be sure to tag us @miraclemilkookies on Instagram!