Baby E & I are still on the breastfeeding journey. My body is definitely going through hormonal ups and down (as is my mood, ha) so some days I can tell he isn’t getting much milk from me. Not to mention he gets pretty upset when things are flowing smoothly. When I need a treat that is also lactation boosting, I turn to these blueberry oatmeal lactation muffins. Blueberry muffins have always been my favorite muffins. I can remember stopping at the local diner down the street from my high school for a toasted blue. Those were the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had. EVER! Shout out to Academy in Fort Greene Brooklyn. Still standing strong and I’m sure the Brooklyn Tech crowd has a lot to do with that.
Anyway, I’ve done a lot of banana and oatmeal meals for my lactation needs but I wanted something a little more fun (to me) while trying to mask the taste of Brewer’s Yeast. How the taste stands out against bananas is beyond me. I figured giving blueberries a try may just work. Guess what? It did. Now to be honest, my mind still tells me I taste the Brewer’s Yeast. I made this recipe with 2 tablespoons but next time I may do one. Either way, these muffins are delicious and easy to whip up while my little non napper takes a surprise siesta. Oh Baby E, I promise sleep is a wonderful thing. Get into it.
Smoothies your thing? Make this Banana Oatmeal Lactation Smoothie. It’s still one of my favorite lactation boosting recipes.
Fresh blueberries are the best. I try to buy organic if available since blueberries are also Little Z’s favorite fruit. I make a few muffins sans the Brewer’s Yeast just for her. I also make a quick cooked blueberry smash for Baby E. He loves it. Anyway mamas, give these muffins a try and let me know how you like them. You can use all milk or all yogurt as well as pick your favorite of each (full fat, flavored, etc.)
Blueberry Oatmeal Lactation Muffins
- 1 cup oatmeal (rolled or old fashion)
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (full fat)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tbsp Brewers Yeast
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Use muffin liners in muffin tin
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla)
- Fold wet mixture into dry mixture; stir to combine
- Gently fold in blueberries
- Spoon into muffin tins
- Bake until tops are golden and springs back when gently touched, 20-25 minutes.