Lactation Banana Bread Recipe to Help Boost Milk Supply
How Do You Boost Your Milk Supply?
After the birth of my beautiful twin boys, it’s been hectic and wonderful! I am grateful that I worked on my health and fitness which enabled me to have a smooth and safe birth. Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and foods that are said to promote milk supply, have been a lifesaver. Below are a few of the foods that are known to help boost milk supply for some moms:
Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and foods that are said to promote milk supply, have been a lifesaver. Below are a few of the foods that are known to help boost milk supply for some moms:
- Sweet potato
- Steel oats
- Brewer’s Yeast
- Nigella seeds (black cumin)
I use many of these ingredients and make smoothies, cookies or loafs – my recent banana lactation loaf was delicious. I cut a slice in the morning, grill it and spread raw tahini over it – delish. If you have an angel of some kind that will bake for you, even better. I had to do it myself, but it’s worth it! It’s also great when you don’t have time to cook a meal and need something fast. Below is the awesome recipe – and for me personally it helped boost my supply.
Nicole's Bad-Ass Lactation Banana Bread
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 4 Tbsp water
- 1 3/4 c. spelt flour (I used half spelt – half teff flour). Plain flour is OK too
- 1 1/4 c. steel cut oats
- 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 Tbsp brewer’s yeast (sifted)
- 1 tsp ground fenugreek*
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 c. butter (softened) or equivalent in coconut oil
- 3 eggs (at room temp)
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 3 medium bananas (I save old bananas, freeze them and use those)
- 2 Tbsp milk or almond milk (no added sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
*head to your local health food shop to source this, if they don’t have it, bake without.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place baking paper in a loaf tin.
- Mix together the flax seed meal and water in a small bowl or cup and set aside.
- Blend/Process the oats until it becomes a flour consistency.
- Mix dry ingredients (not the walnuts)
- On low speed, combine the butter/coconut oil, eggs, sugar, banana and milk. Add the vanilla and flax and turn up the speed to medium for about a minute.
- Fold in remaining ingredients
- Bake 50-60 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
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About the Author
Nicole Brodie - Guest Blogger
Nicole is a wife and mother of one, with twins on the way. Nicole created the first fitness and wellbeing course to help women on their journey to pregnancy. It is an innovative and unique fitness regime that is specifically designed to exercise and nurture the body ahead of pregnancy. Her passion also includes helping women in all stages of their journey to feel great from the inside out - with tips, advice and health programs. You can connect with Nicole via her Fit Fab & Healthy group.