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Fudgy Lactation Brownies Recipe

Lactation Brownie Boobie Bites That Boost Milk Supply

If you’re looking for the best lactation cookies ever, you will love these delicious lactation brownie boobie bites!  Thanks to oatmeal, coconut milk, brewer’s yeast, and tasty chocolate chips, we are able to create delicious brownie bites that can also boost our milk supply.

There is nothing in this world like eating brownie cookies and knowing that they are more than just tasty cookies; These brownie bites are also healthy and help breastfeeding moms boost their milk supply.

Let me say that I am not a medical professional and if you have any serious concerns about your milk supply, you should talk to your lactation consultant. But I can honestly say that this recipe’s ingredients were very effective for me and for my friends who tried them and found them very helpful.   

Since I started eating one of these lactation brownie bites per day, my milk production has doubled. There is no doubt that there are certain foods that boost milk supply, so the concept is actually adding these lactation ingredients to our daily recipes and enjoy our favorite meals and snacks and high milk production.

How long does it take for lactation brownies to work?

In my case, I noticed that my milk supply increased the next morning! Some say it took a bit longer.  

Now let’s go through all the milk boosting ingredients that are in this lactation brownies recipe.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. It has so many benefits and a lot of lactation consultants recommend moms adding oatmeal to their diet on a daily basis. There is no scientific confirmation that oatmeal affects milk supply. However, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence for it of women that are convinced that eating oatmeal daily helped them increase their milk production.

Oatmeal is a gluten-free whole grain, it helps lower cholesterol, great for weight loss, lowers blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of heart disease, and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. It contains B vitamins, zinc, iron, folate, copper, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

For our lactation brownies recipe, you will need to get the old fashion oatmeal, that are the oat groats streamed and rolled into flakes. Quick oats are cut into more pieces, rolled thinner, and steamed longer and will not have as much texture as the old-fashioned oats.  

Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s yeast is made from a one-celled fungus called saccharomyces cerevisiae and it is an ingredient used in the production of beer and bread. It’s a rich source of B vitamins, probiotics, protein, selenium, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and chromium, which helps the human’s body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

It has plenty of benefits and it is also considered to be safe for breastfeeding mothers.

Brewer’s yeast has very few side effects, but mothers who suffer from yeast infections should avoid using it.   

The thing about brewer’s yeast is that it’s not easy to find it locally, but you can easily plan it ahead and get it from Amazon here. It’s available in tablet or powder form, for this recipe it is recommended to get the powder. In addition to this lactation brownies recipe, it’s quite a common ingredient found in milk boosting smoothies and other lactation cookies.  

Coconut Milk

All coconut products, like coconut milk, coconut water, and coconut cream, are amazingly full of health benefits.

A coconut a highly balanced ingredient that contains protein, sodium, potassium, and it is a part of a unique group of foods composed of good saturated fats known as “medium-chain fatty acids” that is a great source of energy for the body. Coconut milk/water also improves hydration and helps improve your immune system. It contains lauric acid, which presents in breast milk, which consists of anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties that protect your body against infections.     

In this lactation brownies recipe, we are about to replace any call for milk or water on the box with a half cup of organic coconut milk.

Ground Flaxseed

Flaxseed is high in fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, and rich in alpha-linolenic acid. Flaxseed contains phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production, boost your energy, and have a positive effect on your mood. It also helps lower cholesterol levels, and good for weight management. For this lactation brownies recipe, we will use the ground flaxseed so it will mix better in the cookie mixture.   

How to Make Lactation Brownies?

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How to Make Lactation Brownies?

These lactation brownies are super easy to make. There are two options to make them, the quick way and the super quick way that includes a box of brownie mix! Now I’m going to start with sharing the super quick method that includes a few small changes. Further down the page, you can find also the full recipe of lactation brownies made from scratch.

Lactation Brownies – Mix Recipe

Serves 10 | Total Time: 40 Mins

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or according to package
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp Brewer’s yeast
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (can be omitted if the box mix already contains them).

*** use two eggs if you prefer more cake-like brownies.

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until fully combined.
  3. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan (lightly spray with cooking spray or use parchment paper) and bake according to package directions.

RECIPE SUBSTITUTES

There are a few ways to bake lactation brownies. You can switch a few ingredients and adjust this recipe to your taste. Here are healthy ingredients that can be used instead:

  • Coconut water – you can use it instead of coconut milk to cut calories. Coconut water is about 45 calories per cup whereas coconut milk contains about 500 calories.
  • Oat milk or almond milk – if you don’t like the coconut flavor, you can switch coconut milk to oat milk.
  • Instant oatmeal – use processed oatmeal instead of old-fashioned oatmeal to get a smoother texture.
  • Walnuts – you can add extra walnuts or switch it with the chocolate chips. Walnuts are super healthy; they are known to be beneficial for women who are breastfeeding as they are full of nutrients.

Can you freeze lactation brownies?

Sure, you can! To freeze your lactation brownie bites, simply bake them as directed, cool them, and pack them into a freezer bag. To unfreeze them, simply get them out one hour before eating. You can also heat them in the microwave for 2 minutes.

How to store leftovers?

Use an airtight container to store your brownies. Here is the one I use, also for baking. Place the container on the counter; they are best eaten within 1 to 2 days. Uncut and well-wrapped brownies will keep at room temperature for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to make lactation brownies from scratch?  

Some say that these lactation brownies are even better than a box mix! Here is the full recipe; it doesn’t even take much more time.     

Lactation Brownies – From Scratch Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp Brewer’s yeast
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 330 °F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, cocoa, flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, ground flaxseed, Brewer’s yeast, oatmeal, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, vanilla, coconut milk.
  4. Sprinkle the dry mix over the wet mix and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into an 8-inch square baking pan (lightly spray with cooking spray or use parchment paper), and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs attached. Make sure to pull the brownies on time and not overcook them (it’s better to pull it early than leave them in too long).

How Many Lactation Bites Should You Eat and How Often to Increase Breastmilk? 

I recommend enjoying 1-2 lactation brownie bites per day, or one hour before breastfeeding or pumping. And make sure to drink a lot of water. Doing this consistently is when you’ll really start to see results!
You can also consult a nutritionist that will help you with a diet plan while breastfeeding. 

 

Lactation Brownies – Mix Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • ½ cup  vegetable oil or according to package
  • ½ cup  coconut milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp Brewer’s yeast
  • 2 tbsp  ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips can be omitted if the box mix already contains them

Instructions

  • Preheat oven according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until fully combined.
  • Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan (lightly spray with cooking spray or use parchment paper) and bake according to package directions.

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