Get ready for the best lactation granola bar you’ve ever tried! These bars are equal parts chewy and chocolaty!!
A lot has changed in the last few weeks due to Covid-19 and since I’ve been at home more during the ‘stay at home’ orders by our governor I’ve been watching a lot more food network. While watching the show ‘Girl Meets Farm’ I came across a delicious looking granola bar recipe. I thought to myself I should make those and turn them into a lactation treat. I’m two months postpartum now and to be honest I’ve had trouble producing milk, which as a mother I had a hard time dealing with at first. I was hoping to exclusively breastfeed but I’ve slowly come to terms with not producing enough to keep up with his needs and we’ve since started to supplement. I’m continuing to breastfeed as much as I can, because my thought is that any little bit of breastmilk our son gets right now will only help him. All that being said, I also love any excuse to make a delicious treat to have on hand around the house.
Now for the recipe 🙂
- 1 Can Sweetened Condense Milk (or 1 can coconut cream for DF)
- 3 TBSP nut butter (peanut, almond etc..)
- 3 1/2 Cups Old Fashion Oats (Red Bob’s Mill GF oats for GF option)
- 1 TBSP Ground Flaxseed
- 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
- 3 TBSP Brewer’s Yeast
- 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Morsels
- Dried Fruit and Nuts of Your Choice for Topping
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl, mix well
- Line 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper enough to come up 1in on the sides
- Bake at 35o degrees for 25min, until lightly browned on the top
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in dish for 10 minutes
- Top with favorite toppings of choice (this is where you could make it fun with a holiday theme etc…)
- Remove from dish and cut into rectangles, makes about a dozen bars.
- Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week