My mom’s group is the best. Really. We’re always sharing amazing articles, pictures, and best of all – recipes to help boost supply which are always super helpful. You may recall these cookies also stemmed from that group.
Anyhow, when someone posted a recipe banana oatmeal muffins and saw a mama post about how they boosted her supply I thought, huh, I need to try these out. Banana anything is yum, and oatmeal is a super lactofriendly food. I’ve had some texture issues with oatmeal since I apparently can’t cook it on it’s own but in cookies, breads and muffins, oatmeal and I are go!
I made a few modifications to the recipe posted to my moms group (and the one that those were based off), but over all they were a huge hit (we’ll see how they affect the supply but they taste yummy!)
Banana Oatmeal (Chocolate Chip) Muffins
2.5 c. oats
1 c. greek yogurt (plain non-fat)
2 ripe bananas
3/4 c. sugar (or 1/2 c. honey)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 T. ground flax seed
1 1/2 tsp. nutritional yeast (optional, i added this just for kicks)
1 c. chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line muffin tin with either non-stick spray or line with foil liners.
Put oatmeal in a food processor, grind oats. Make sure they’re really fine. Mine could have used some extra grinding.
The other two recipes call for you to just blend all of the ingredients in a food processor. I could have used my kitchen aid but it was late and I didn’t feel like breaking out the beast that is our kitchen aid mixer. So I mixed them together by hand. Expect lumpier muffins. I was cool with that though.
Add in all of the ingredients and mix well. Add in chocolate chips (or walnuts).
Divide batter. You could make 12 larger muffins or 24 smaller muffins. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a knife/toothpick comes out clean. Ever notice you never have toothpicks around when you bake? I never think to have toothpicks around because I never serve finger foods that require them so I always use a knife. /end random thought.
Let cool on a rack, then enjoy! They tasted delicious as the chocolate chips were still melting, would also do great toasted with some butter. Just a touch – don’t want to mess with the chocolate.
Don’t want chocolate chips? I would also try peanut butter chips, or any sort of nuts (walnuts or shaved almonds) would also be tasty.
If you’re a nursing mama and try these out, let me know if they help your supply! I had the saddest pump last night though not likely because of the muffins but because Ethan got a late bedtime nursing, and I don’t think my water intake was what it should have been.