Cranberry Walnut Lactation Muffin Recipe for Breastfeeding Moms

Have a baby on the way and not really sure where to start with stocking your freezer? Most often we turn to casseroles, but a lot can be said for stocking your freezer with healthy snacks, and ones that support breastfeeding if you know that is something you want to do.

Granola Bars
Muffins
Cookies
Waffles
Pancakes

These are all things that I make for my postpartum doula clients, as one basic recipe can stretch into a load of different, yummy varieties!


Preheat oven to 400F

2.5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp flax seed
5 tbsp ground oats
1/2 cup melted butter
1.5 cups milk
2 beaten eggs

Mix all of the above ingredients in a large bowl, adding more milk as necessary to thin the batter. Once mixed, add in two big handfuls of dried cranberries, one big handful of chopped walnuts and 2tsp cinnamon.

Line your muffin tin with paper cups, then add batter to the cups so they are about 2/3 full. Bake at 400F for 18 minutes, then allow to cool slightly in the pan. Remove and transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely.

Toss them into freezer bags and store in the freezer! They make a perfect breakfast or snack, and the cinnamon, flax, oats, nuts and cranberries all support lactation!

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