Several of you have recommended certain foods that are known to increase milk supply, and I’ve been eating them all, everything from oats to nutritional yeast.
For instance, last night’s dinner (thanks to reader Daniela and fellow blogger Pearl) contained nutritional yeast and peanuts, both galactagogue (milk producing) foods…
Veggie stir-fry with mustard and nooch, topped with brisket and peanuts
However, I think my favorite milk producing recipe I’ve come across thus far has been for Lactation Cookies (Thanks for the tip Deadra!). If you google lactation cookies, you’ll find several different recipes, and the 3 constant ingredients seem to be oats, nutritional yeast, and flax seed. Instead of cookies, I decided to HEABify and make Lactation Pancakes. After all, it is Pancake Sunday.
First I combined all of my dry ingredients in the Magic Bullet…
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 TBSP flax seed meal
2 TBSP nutritional yeast
1 packet stevia or sweetener of choice
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
Next I blended 2 egg whites on low in the Vita-Mix until fluffy and then blended in 1 whole egg + my dry ingredients. I also stirred in 2 chopped squares of a Lindt 85% chocolate bar and about 2 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut. I then cooked up two big pancakes over medium heat on the griddle, flipping after about 90 seconds.
Moo Juice pancakes topped with a pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup
These were good, especially with all the melted chocolate in the middle. Definitely not your typical light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes, but tasty none the less. The nooch gave them kind of a nutty cheesy taste, hence my title. Good stuff, and keep in mind, this is not just a recipe for breast feeding moms.
Before I go, I wanted to send a big thank-you to Cynthia from It All Changes for the beautiful quilt she made for Summer. Thanks Cynthia – we love it!
Einstein investigating Summer’s new quilt
Happy Pancake Sunday my friends!