I’ve always loved granola. It’s my “go to” for a healthy(ish) breakfast. I love to mix it with Greek yogurt and fresh berries. However, it wasn’t until I had a child that I really began to appreciate it. Oats are magical…especially if you’re nursing. They’re a natural way to not only get things moving, but also to increase milk output.
When my baby was only drinking breast milk, I began to make my own “Boobie Bars.” I didn’t just eat them for breakfast, I ate them throughout the day. They were so easy to just pop in my purse and grab any time I needed a snack.
I still make Boobie Bars just because they’re great to have around, but now I mostly make simple granola. Each batch is basically the same, but I like to change it up if I have some fun stuff in my pantry. My family loves it – especially when I add it to ice cream or pancakes. Yum!
- 4 cups oats
- 1 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1 cup pecans
- ½ cup chocolate chips or dried fruit (optional)
- 1 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon flax oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine all the ingredients
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up)
- Spread the granola out on the sheet
- Bake for 15-20 minutes