Although, it still feels like summer in New England, fall is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate the new season's impending arrival than with homemade, pumpkin spice muffins?
The following recipe features wholesome ingredients like Brewer's Yeast and Flax Seed, which are supposed to increase a nursing mother's milk supply.
Whether or not "lactation baked goods" actually work, most recipes are delicious and packed with nutrition nursing mothers need to stay healthy and to produce healthy milk for baby.
The banana version is equally, if not more delicious. Both are kid-tested and approved. And if you don't tell the men in your home that they're called lactation muffins, they'll probably devour a few, too.
Give both recipes a try—even if they don't increase your milk supply, the energy they provide will surely boost your mood.
Pumpkin Spice Lactation Muffins
- 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz.)
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup sugar (3/4 cup will produce equally tasty muffins)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 Tbs Brewer's Yeast (find at GNC)
- 2 Tbs Flax Seed (try Stober Farms, Golden Flax Seed Flax Sprinkles)
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup chocolate chips, or chopped nuts, or both
Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix pumpkin (3/4 of the can), melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg until blended.
In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way with the batter.
Bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
Let cool and enjoy daily!