Breastfeeding Granola Bars

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So I had a small panic as my supply of milk suddenly dropped. I had cut back on the calories/carbs to try and lose a little weight. I woke up and just wasn’t producing as much as I had in the past. So there is a rumor that oats can increase your supply although I couldn’t find much scientific evidence. But I thought, well heck, it couldn’t hurt. I have given myself the grace of not worrying about losing the 20 lbs I need to until I am done breastfeeding. I am currently right at pre-baby weight. So I made these lovely granola bars. I didn’t measure anything so I am just going to list the ingredients.

Steel cut oats

Sunflower seeds

Sesame seeds

Flax seeds

Chia seeds

Shredded unsweetened coconut

Pecans

Dried cranberries (strawberry flavor)

Coconut oil

Butter

Peanut butter

maple syrup

brown sugar

vanilla

salt

Combine all the dry ingredients. In a pot, melt butter and coconut oil with sugars and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. In a 13×9 pan place buttered parchment paper. Pour granola into prepared pan, press using you hand. Bake for 20 minutes (longer for crunchy) at 350 degrees. Press it again. Take it out and let it cool. Cut it into bars and enjoy!

And I can attest, that it worked! I have 4 bottles in the fridge and put at least a 4oz a day away in the freezer.

 

As for PCOS, I don’t know that I would recommend this as a good low carb snack as there is sugar and oats. But it is packed full of great nutritional stuff!

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