Healthy Lactation Banana Bread Recipe

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Looking for healthy lactation recipes to help milk supply? This lactation banana bread recipe makes a lovely snack or breakfast for breastfeeding moms. It’s gluten free, dairy free and includes ingredients to help increase breast milk supply.

Banana lactation bread makes a enjoyable breakfast or snack while breastfeeding. There’s less sugar in this recipe compared to other lactation breads to make it a little healthier. It’s also dairy free and gluten free for Mamas and/or breastfed babies with food allergies.

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Ingredients For Banana Lactation Bread

This recipe is very similar to regular banana bread recipes except that it has foods that increase milk supply included. That’s what makes it a lactation recipe!

That said, it’s still a fantastic recipe to share with the whole family, it’ll just give you the milk making super powers.

Here’s what you’ll need:

The ingredients here that are really going to help milk supply are the flax, coconut oil and milk and the Lactation Booster. Flax is known to help boost milk supply and provides some of the essential nutrients needed while breastfeeding.

Coconut while breastfeeding is also a well known to support healthy milk supply. For the coconut oil, use semi solid or melted for best results. We used Silk coconut milk for this recipe, but canned would also work fine.

The Lactation Boosting Powder that is used in this recipe includes a power house combo of Shatavari root powder, Nigella seed powder, Moringa, Milk thistle, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, and Ceylon cinnamon. It can be mixed in drinks or added into recipes like this one. Get the Lactation Boosting Powder HERE! Use the code BIRTHEATLOVE to get 10% off your order!!

You could also substitute brewer’s yeast for the Lactation Booster. However, the lovely vanilla chai flavor of the Lactation Booster is way better than brewer’s yeast.

The nuts in this recipe add a bit of crunch and nutrition. Walnuts, pecans or even pumpkin seeds are all good options.

The other ingredient that really makes this recipe great is Mexican vanilla. Do yourself a favor and get this brand. It goes great in these chocolate chip lactation cookies too!

With the chocolate chips opt for dark chocolate, as it has more nutrients and less sugar than other types of chips. To keep this recipe dairy free use these chocolate chips.

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How to Banana Lactation Bread

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper, or grease liberally. I much prefer parchment as it comes out so easily with no sticking in the end. You want to cut the paper a little bigger so that you have some to grab at the end. This is the parchment paper I use.

The awesome thing about this recipe is you can make it in one bowl!

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, ground flax, Lactation Booster, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add in the eggs, oil, milk and vanilla. Mix with a spatula.

Next add in the bananas. You want them to be really ripe. The softer the better. You can pre mash your bananas, or just add them in whole and mash as you go – this is how I generally do it. Either way, make sure to stir until just moistened.

Now for the nuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. We’ll save the rest of the chips for topping at the end.

Carefully scrape the batter into the parchment lined loaf pan and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips over the top. Then gently press them into the batter with the spatula.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. When it’s done, pull up on the excess parchment paper around the edges to remove the banana lactation bread. Set on a rack and let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

If it’s super crumbly, give it a little longer to cool. The longer it cools the more it will hold together.

Enjoy!

What to serve with Lactation Bread?

You could top this lactation banana bread with peanut butter, almond butter, or nut butter of your choice. Butter or cream cheese are also good options, but skip if you’d like to keep this recipe dairy free.

This banana bread goes really well with a cup of the best lactation tea for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

It’s also a smart idea to pair this lactation bread with a lactation protein shake to help balance out blood sugar spikes from the sugar and carbs in the recipe. The double punch of lactation boosters should really help you to produce more breast milk.

Need more ideas? Check out these lactation drinks!

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Lactation Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A lactation quick bread recipe that makes a healthy snack for breastfeeding moms to help boost milk supply.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (brown, coconut etc)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 4 tbsp Lactation Booster
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (semi soft or melted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Mexican Vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (divided)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper, or grease liberally.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ground flax, Lactation Booster, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add in the eggs, oil, milk and vanilla. Mix with a spatula.
  4. Next add in the mashed bananas and stir until just moistened.
  5. Add the nuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  6. Carefully scrape the batter into the parchment lined loaf pan.
  7. Sprinkle, then gently press the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the pan and cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use very ripe bananas – black spots and super soft are good. It gives the muffins extra sweetness, and moistness.
  • To ensure a light, moist lactation bread, make sure to only mix until just moistened.
  • You can substitute brewer's yeast for the Lactation Booster.
  • Any type of milk works as a substitute for the coconut milk.
  • Use any type of oil or butter as a substitute for the coconut oil.
  • For added milk supply boost, substitute 1/2 cup of flour for oatmeal to make this banana oatmeal lactation bread.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g

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    Tips to Make the this Recipe

    Ready to give this lactation banana bread recipe a try? You might also want to keep these tips in mind when making this recipe.

    • Use very ripe bananas – black spots and super soft are good. It gives the muffins extra sweetness, and moistness.
    • To ensure a light, moist lactation bread, make sure to only mix until just moistened.
    • You can substitute brewer’s yeast for the Lactation Booster.
    • Any type of milk works as a substitute for the coconut milk.
    • Use any type of oil or butter as a substitute for the coconut oil.
    • For added milk supply boost, substitute 1/2 cup of flour for oatmeal to make this banana oatmeal lactation bread.
    • Slice after cooling! The bread will fall apart if sliced too soon.

    How to store leftover lactation bread?

    Store leftover banana lactation bread in a storage covered in the fridge in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This loaf pan with a lid works great for storing.

    You can also freeze any lactation bread in freezer bags or storage containers for up to 3 months. I recommend wrapping each piece individually in plastic wrap and then put into a gallon freezer bag or storage container. This should help to keep freezer burn out.

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