Gluten-free Granola for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding can be a challenging experience at any stage. If you’re also a working mom, pumping adds another layer of (possible) complications. Some weeks, my supply seems just fine. Other weeks, I feel like I just can’t pump enough breastmilk and I worry my dwindling freezer stash will run out before Otto is ready to completely wean. Sure, we’re introducing solid foods (we started doing that two months ago, when Otto turned 6 months old). But, he’s still unsure. So his primary source of nutrition is, and will likely remain for some time, my breastmilk.

We crafted this granola recipe during one of those weeks I was feeling insecure about my milk supply, and it seemed to help! It’s specially designed with ingredients that help breastmilk production—nuts, chia seeds, and flaxseed—and uses only minimal added sugar (maple syrup) along with cinnamon (known to help regulate blood sugar) in the hopes of preventing that sugar high and crash that can happen after eating super sweet snacks.

Even if you’re not breastfeeding, this gluten-free granola is a quick and easy way to satisfy that craving you might have for a crunchy topping to your non-dairy yogurt (or regular yogurt, if you tolerate dairy well). We hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients
1/2 C chopped walnuts
1/2 C chopped almonds
1/2 C chopped cashews
1/4 C flaxseed meal
1/4 C chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 C coconut oil, melted

Method

Preheat the oven to 300° F. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring at least twice ensure even cooking.

Serve over (non-dairy) yogurt or eat by the handful!

Grain-Free Granola for Breastfeeding Moms Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

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Gluten-free Granola for Breastfeeding Moms

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1/2 C chopped walnuts
1/2 C chopped almonds
1/2 C chopped cashews
1/4 C flaxseed meal
1/4 C chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 C coconut oil, melted

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring at least twice ensure even cooking.
  3. Serve over (non-dairy) yogurt or eat by the handful!

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