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.
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Melissa DavisJuly 30, 2016 at 10:09 PM
Do you have to use Greek yogurt?
M JJuly 31, 2016 at 10:37 PM
You can use regular yogurt. Use whatever you prepare.
MakenzieDecember 23, 2019 at 7:55 PM
Are you able to substitute the yogurt with anything else or just use all milk? Also can you leave out the brewers yeast? I couldn’t find any at the store…
M JDecember 30, 2019 at 12:26 PM
You can sub yogurt for milk. It’s usually a 1 to 1 substitution. You can definitely leave out the Brewer’s Yeast. I found that oatmeal and oat milk was really great for me during this time so give it a try. Otherwise, check Amazon for the Brewer’s Yeast. I’ll add a link to it in the post.
JennJuly 4, 2020 at 2:49 PM
This is perfect! I’m excited to try these. Brewer’s yeast gives my son diaper rash and I’m dairy-free for him so I’ll definitely try oat milk. Thanks for the sub tips!
JacquiMarch 20, 2020 at 10:19 AM
These taste amazing! Thanks for a great recipe. How many should I eat each day to help with my supply?
M JApril 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM
No problem. When I was nursing I would eat 1-2 per day.
SapAugust 6, 2016 at 3:54 PM
I am already in love with these. Not only its your recipe but the photography too… This goes to top of my to-do list!
BelSeptember 7, 2016 at 6:13 PM
My sister made this into a loaf for me… seriously delicious and noticeably improved my supply.
M JSeptember 8, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Yay Bel! and Yay for your sister. So happy it helped.
ErikkaAugust 12, 2017 at 8:41 PM
How many do you have to eat a day to notice an increase?
RobinOctober 27, 2016 at 8:05 PM
At what point in the recipe do you add the flaxseed meal, milk, and brewers yeast? These three items are not mentioned in the directions.
M JOctober 31, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Thanks for pointing that out. All the dry ingredients are combined together including the flaxseed meal and brewers yeast. The milk goes with the wet ingredients.
RobinNovember 6, 2016 at 9:23 PM
Thanks, MJ! I made these muffins for my DIL who recently went back to work and is keeping up with the breastfeeding/pumping. They are fabulous and very helpful to her. I’ve made them twice already and I’m sure I will make them again. I’m SO glad I found this recipe of yours. ?
M JNovember 7, 2016 at 1:39 PM
I am so happy the recipe is working for your daughter in law. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I appreciate it.
MeliaNovember 26, 2016 at 8:49 PM
Made these today.. tweaked just a little bit.. I wanted a little more flax and brewers yeast in each muffin. So I doubled the the measurements to 4 tablespoons of flaxmeal and 4 tablespoons of brewers yeast. Substituted coconut oil for butter.. made 24 mini muffins.. still turned out great. Very similar to a bran muffin. Thanks for the recipe!!
M JDecember 1, 2016 at 10:57 AM
Hi Melia, Glad you liked the recipe. Love your tweaks. Sometimes us mamas need a little more this and a little more that. Enjoy.
Rita tapiaDecember 11, 2016 at 5:50 PM
Im new to brewers yeast..where do i purchase it? Is there a certain brand? Cant wait to try this recipe!!
M JDecember 19, 2016 at 12:57 PM
You can purchase Brewer’s Yeast at a local health food near you or check Amazon. Good luck to you.
TrishelleJanuary 6, 2017 at 2:23 PM
Could these muffins be made ahead of time and frozen? I am on baby prep and making lots of frozen meals and snacks for when my little guy gets here!
M JJanuary 14, 2017 at 9:48 AM
They can be frozen but I’m not sure the ingredients will remain potent enough to help with lactation. I say freeze a batch and see if they help once you start to eat them. Good luck.
MillieApril 11, 2017 at 2:16 PM
Why the brewers yeast? I’ve not come across it before, how does it benefit?
M JMay 1, 2017 at 8:55 AM
Brewers Yeast is said to aid in lactation for milk production. I’ve made the muffins and smoothie without it and still saw benefits. Good luck.
AliJune 23, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Can you use regular yeast? I can’t find Brewers yeast at my local store.
M JJuly 4, 2017 at 12:27 PM
No. But you can skip the yeast altogether.
Jessica RuizJuly 5, 2017 at 10:48 PM
Is there a substitute for the yogurt altogether? Like buttermilk maybe?
TalaskaJanuary 13, 2018 at 2:51 PM
I made today without the yogurt. Consistency was fine.
Katherine RiordanSeptember 7, 2017 at 5:52 PM
HI how many muffins should this make?
TalaskaJanuary 13, 2018 at 2:52 PM
I made this recipe today without the yogurt and it made 21 muffins.
ChristinaSeptember 27, 2017 at 10:07 PM
Anybody try this with chocolate chips instead of blueberries! I’m going to try it!
M JSeptember 28, 2017 at 12:23 PM
It’s great with chocolate chips. Go for it.
KathyOctober 7, 2017 at 6:57 PM
I made these muffins for my daughter and she loved them. They were fluffy and not overly sweet. Thank you!
JamieJanuary 21, 2018 at 11:35 PM
I made these this evening and I can’t get over the smell of the brewers yeast. I haven’t tried one yet. Can you taste the yeast? The smell practically makes me sick so I’m scared to try them.
M JJanuary 28, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Oh no. I hope it worked out. You can make them without the Brewer’s Yeast next time. I’m sensitive to scents as well so I definitely understand.
VanessaMarch 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Yum! These look great! Does the yeast change the general flavor much?
M JMarch 16, 2018 at 8:11 AM
I personally taste but learned to adjust to it. The blueberries almost mask it though.
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RosieJune 4, 2018 at 8:52 AM
Do these freeze ok? Wanting to make a lot of them for a friend who’s struggling with milk suppply.
M JJune 6, 2018 at 2:42 PM
I’ve never froze them but a few people have messaged me and said they did. Give it a try and I hope it helps.
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