Banana Lactation Muffins (dairy free + gluten free)

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Are you looking for an easy banana lactation muffins recipe that is can help milk supply? This recipe for lactation banana muffins is moist and chewy, plus is dairy free and gluten free. It’s also lower in sugar than most lactation muffins. They are also great snacks to share with kids.

Whether you are looking for lactation recipes to increase milk supply, or just an afternoon snack, these breastfeeding muffins are sure to hit the spot.

Figuring out what to eat to keep up milk supply, can be tough at times. So make sure to check out our full guide what to eat while breastfeeding for some more ideas.

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Ingredients For Banana Lactation Muffins

This lactation muffins recipe is fairly easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have in hand.

To help make these banana lactation muffins dairy free we use coconut oil. Eating coconut while breastfeeding can help support a plentiful milk supply. Plus it adds omega-3’s to this recipe. Substitute butter or your favorite oil for the coconut oil.

It’s a good idea to use coconut milk (any kind works) for this recipe too, for the added milk boosting properties. I used Silk coconut milk when making this recipe, but canned coconut milk would work nicely as well. Use any milk you prefer. Just make sure to use nut/oat milk if you’d like to keep it dairy free.

This breastfeeding banana muffins recipe has no refined sugar, and instead uses maple syrup for sweetness. Which makes this recipe lower in sugar than most lactation muffins you will find. You could also use honey, or your favorite sweetener instead.

Check out more homemade breastfeeding snack recipes here.

The walnuts in this recipe make them like classic banana nut muffins. You could also substitute pecans or even pepitas, or sunflower seeds if you like.

The key to making this recipe is to use overripe bananas. The blacker the better. I’ll share another secret tip below for making your lactation banana muffins super moist.

What truly makes these lactation muffins is the brewer’s yeast. It is known to help boost milk supply and many mom’s swear by it as a go-to lactation supplement when milk supply is low.

If you aren’t a fan of brewer’s yeast, you could also use a powdered milk booster like this one, which has milk thistle and moringa plus other herbs to help milk supply.

Read more about foods that increase milk supply here.

How to Make Lactation Banana Muffins

Start by gathering all your ingredients, plus a large bowl, a large measuring cup, a whisk and a spatula.

Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.

Line a muffin tin with parchment muffin cups or silicon muffin cups and set aside.

In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine.

In a large measuring cup (or small bowl) add coconut milk, eggs and vanilla. Whisk it together. Then pour wet mixture into the dry mixture. Add in melted, or semi soft coconut oil and the walnuts and mix well with the spatula.

Now for the secret that makes these breastfeeding muffins super soft. Do not pre mash your bananas. Instead, put the bananas into the bowl and mix them into the dough mixture, mashing as you mix. The softer your bananas are the easier this will work.

Mix until the bananas are broken apart, but chunks still visible.

Scoop the batter using a large spoon, or ice cream scooper into the muffin cups – about 3/4 full. Using this ice cream scooper for the batter works really well.

Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.

These banana lactation muffins would be a great addition to your breastfeeding meal plan.

What to serve with lactation banana muffins?

For an afternoon snack, serve these lactation muffins warm with a cup of the one of the best lactation teas. They go nicely topped with almond butter too.

Need more snack ideas? Check out these breastfeeding snacks!

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Banana Lactation Muffins Recipe

Banana Lactation Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Easy to make super moist banana lactation muffins to help milk supply that are dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 over ripe Bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (coconut, oat)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp Brewer's yeast (or alternative milk booster)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

    1. Gather all the ingredients, plus a large bowl, a large measuring cup, a whisk and a spatula.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
    3. Line a muffin tin with parchment or silicon muffin cups and set aside.
    4. In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
    5. In a large measuring cup (or small bowl) add coconut milk, eggs and vanilla. Whisk it together.
    6. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Add in melted, or semi soft coconut oil, maple syrup and the walnuts and mix well with the spatula.
    7. Add the bananas into the bowl and mix them into the dough mixture, mashing as you mix. The softer your bananas are the easier this will work.
    8. Mix until the bananas are broken apart, but chunks still visible.
    9. Scoop the batter using a large spoon, or ice cream scooper into the muffin cups - about 3/4 full.
    10. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    11. Cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.

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How to store leftover banana lactation muffins?

Store leftover banana lactation muffins in an storage container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can use these muffins for easy meal prep snack boxes, and to grab for late night snacks.

You can also freeze any leftover muffins in freezer bags or storage containers and store for up to 3 months. This would be a great before baby freezer snack recipe!

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