Pumpkin Lactation Muffins
While these may seem like ordinary pumpkin muffins, there are a few key ingredients, called galactagogues, that make them perfect for a breastfeeding mama. A galactagogue is a substance that promotes lactation. The most common galactagogues we see in recipes for nursing mothers are fenugreek, flaxseed, Brewer’s yeast, and fennel seeds. Whole grains such as oats are another great galactagogue that can help boost your milk supply. You will find three of these powerful ingredients in these muffins!
Here’s how to make these delicious lactation pumpkin muffins.
-1 cup oat flour
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp. baking soda
-2 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. salt
-3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
-1 cup old fashioned oats
-1/4 cup milk of choice
-1/4 cup canola oil
-1/4 cup ground flax seeds
-2 tbsp brewer’s yeast
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients into one bowl.
Line cupcake pan with liners (this recipe will make a full 12 muffins)
Spoon mixture in until muffin tin
Bake at 375 for 18 minutes
TIPS: I like to sprinkle coarse sugar on top of my muffins for added sweetness! You can also add in 1.2 a cup of chocolate chips to make them EXTRA sweet!
Enjoy 1-2 muffins per day to help boost and maintain a healthy milk supply.