Lactation Granola Bars #recipe

This Spring when prepping food for a postpartum client, I developed a recipe for a delicious lactation granola bar. After testing out a few versions, I finally settled on one that I was really happy with and one that my clients really enjoy.

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together...

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut oil (no substitutes here!)

When those are combined, you can opt to add 1 cup of chocolate chips (dark for added health benefits) or you can move on to adding the dry ingredients.

Add to your saucepan....

 2.5 cups oats
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup flax seed
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Mix together well and then pour into a 9"x11" pan. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge until firm, about an hour or two. When they are firm and you are ready to cut them, let them sit out for 10-15 minutes to make cutting them into bars a bit easier.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container, or freeze in a bag. Enjoy these cold, as they will get a bit melty when they're sitting out for a bit.

Toddler approved! These bars also make a great after school snack, or a hearty brain-boosting breakfast on rushed mornings.