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Apple Walnut Lactation Muffins

Recipe for apple walnut lactation muffinsThere are certain times during the month where my breast milk supply decreases, and my son seems hungrier. During those times, I have to nurse him more often. One thing I do to keep my supply at a “normal” level is make lactation muffins, which are a type of galactagogue.

What is a galactagogue? It is a substance that increases lactation. Some other foods that are considered galactagogues include:

  • Oatmeal
  • Dark, leafy greens
  • Seeds, chia, and flax
  • Almonds

If you are trying to boost your supply, you can make lactation muffins yourself. The recipe below has no added sugar, and the muffins are gluten free. Try making these lactation muffins to ensure that you get the best nutrition to help you nurse your baby.

Ingredients (makes 10-12 muffins)

1 cup almond flour

1/3 cup ground flax meal

2/3 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tsp.-2 tbsp. brewer’s yeast

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. stevia (I used Trader Joe’s Stevia Extract; if you decide to use sugar, honey, or maple syrup, you will want to increase the sweetener.)

1 egg

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan.
  2. Mix together almond flour, ground flax meal, rolled oats, chia seeds, brewer’s yeast, baking powder, salt, and stevia.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, almond milk, and melted coconut oil.
  4. Fold egg mixture into dry mixture.  Stir enough to dampen.
  5. Fold walnuts and diced apple into batter.
  6. Spoon into greased muffin pans.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Enjoy!

Have you ever made lactation muffins? What is your favorite recipe?


Sarah is a Christian, wife, and mother of two. She is a nurse by training but has stayed at home with her daughter for almost 4 years. During Sarah’s free time, you can find her knitting, sewing, and blogging over at her personal blog over: Wife, Mummy, Nurse.

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