Apple Pie Lactation Energy Bites Recipe

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Lactation energy bites are an excellent healthy snack to munch on when you’re breastfeeding, and these apple pie lactation energy bites tick all the boxes! They are loaded with milk making ingredients, healthy fats and deliciousness.

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This is just one of our favorite healthy freezer snacks that you can make for when breastfeeding hunger strikes.

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What Are Lactation Energy Bites?

They are exactly what they sound like- energy bites that support and enhance the production of breast milk. Lactation energy bites contain a variety of galactagogues and foods for added nutrition while breastfeeding.

The best thing about this breastfeeding snack is that you can eat them one handed while holding a baby.

This recipe is great if you’ve been trying your hand at lactation supporting recipes and foods, but they aren’t living up to the standards of your taste buds.

These bites are incredibly easy to make, and taste out of the world delicious. Plus, you can make them in a batch and store them for later too!

And the cool thing is because they are made with all healthy ingredients, you can eat as many as you want and not feel bad about your snacking choices.

If you like to make your own lactation snacks, check out our Homemade Breastfeeding Snacks Ebook with 13 recipes to help boost milk supply.

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Ingredients For the Lactation Bites Recipe

You’ll need just a few basic pantry essentials to put these lactation bites together. It is literally that easy!

This recipe uses foods that increase milk supply added with apple pie flavor.

The oatmeal, coconut and flax are the essential ingredients in these lactation energy balls. Oatmeal is a common food recommended to breastfeeding moms and great for milk supply. While ground flax is a food that boost milk supply, it also helps these bites stick together.

The coconut oil and shredded coconut give this recipe a dose of healthy fats and lauric acid which aids in breast milk production.

The dates are an excellent natural sweetener, which is why you don’t really need to add any other sweetener. Dates are high in b-vitamins, vitamins A and K, iron, and potassium which adds a lot of needed nutrition to these lactation energy bites. This recipe was originally made with Deglet Noor dates, however you can use any type of date fruit for this recipe. If you make it with medjool dates, use half as many, as they are bigger.

The apple sauce and dates in these lactation energy bites are also high in fiber, which in combo with the blackstrap molasses and ground flax is great if you are experiencing postpartum constipation.

You can also add your favorite lactation booster to this recipe to give it an additional milk making punch. Try adding 1 scoop of lactation protein powder to your lactation bites if you are experiencing low milk supply. While we did make this recipe for lactation energy bites without brewers yeast, you could certainly add some if you have it on hand for an extra boost.

Adding blackstrap molasses to your energy bites gives touch of sweetness, but also additional nutrients. Blackstrap molasses is high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin b-6 and copper. Just make sure to get unsulfured blackstrap molasses to get the full benefits of this superfood.

How to Make Apple Pie Lactation Energy Bites

Ready with all your ingredients? Here’s how to make the apple pie lactation energy bites!

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. This makes for easy clean up afterwards.

In a food processor, blend 1 cup of old-fashioned oats for 30 secs to 1 min. or until finely ground. Set aside in a small bowl.

Add dates and coconut oil to the food processor.

Blend until it turns to tiny bits and a paste develops. About 1-2 minutes.

Scrape down the sides with a spatula and add the remaining ingredients – Oatmeal, apple sauce, flax, and apple pie spice. All except for the molasses.

Blend for 2 minutes and then scrape the sides down. Then blend again until fully mixed and soft dough develops. About 1-2 more minutes.

The dough will be soft and slightly crumbly but should easily mash and hold together.

Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop dough and with your fingers gently shape into rounded balls. Place the rounded balls on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Optional – Once all the balls are on the pan, using a tablespoon, drizzle molasses over them. The great thing about these balls is they are great either way, plain or with molasses. Try both and let us know in the comments which one you like better.

Place the pan in the freezer for 15-30 minutes before enjoying the bites!

These lactation bites taste best right out the fridge. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

If eating straight from the freezer, allow to come to room temp for a few minutes for a softer texture that’s easier to bite into.

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Tips for Making this Recipe for Lactation Energy Bites

Ready to give these powerful energy bites a shot? You might want to keep these little tips and tricks in mind to nail the recipe.

If you choose, you can just dump all the ingredients (minus the molasses) into the food processer and blend. You do not have to go through the step by step process. Just blend for longer until smooth. However, this does yield a slightly chunkier ball texture.

If you are not a fan of the little balls, you can also spread the mixture into a baking tray and let it sit for a while in the freezer before you get it out and cut it into squares.

Top the balls with the molasses before freezing. It will be slightly sticky after defrosting to eat.

To take these energy bites up a notch, you can also add some lactation protein powder into the mix.

Don’t skip out on adding the cinnamon or apple pie spice. It really brings out the subtle flavors of the energy bites.

When storing these energy bites, remember to freeze them separately and then transfer them to a ziploc bag or an airtight container to preserve freshness. It is best to refrigerate them once they are hard- that way, they can stay good in there for up to 10 days.
If you’re layering them in a container, make sure you have a sheet of parchment paper between each layer, so that they don’t end up sticking to each other.

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Lactation Energy Bites Recipe

Lactation Energy Bites Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious apple pie lactation energy bites with coconut, oatmeal, date fruit and ground flax meal to support healthy milk supply.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 8 date fruit (deglet noor)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (softened)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup unsweetened organic apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1 tbsp apple pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 scoop lactation booster (optional)
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses (optional)

Instructions

    1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
    2. In a food processor, blend 1 cup of old fashioned oats for 30 secs to 1 min or until finely ground. Set aside in a small bowl.
    3. Add dates and coconut oil to the food processor and blend until paste develops. About 1-2 minutes.
    4. Scrape down the sides with a spatula and add the remaining ingredients except for the molasses. 
    5. Blend for 2 minutes and then scrape the sides down. Then blend again until fully mixed and soft dough develops. About 1-2 more minutes.
    6. Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop dough and use your fingers to gently shape into rounded balls. The dough will be soft and slightly crumbly, but easily mash and hold together. 
    7. Place the rounded balls on the parchment lined baking sheet
    8. Optional - Once all the balls are all on the pan, using a tablespoon, drizzle molasses over them. 
    9. Place the pan in the freezer for 15-30 minutes before enjoying the bites!
    10. Once frozen, store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 1 week. 

Notes

  • These bites are easiest to eat at room temperature.
  • Add lactation protein powder or brewer's yeast for an added milk supply boost.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

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