Monday, March 23, 2015

Mommy Mondays: More Milk Breakfast Bars

A few weeks ago, I shared my experience with breastfeeding Paisley!  At 3.5 months, we are still exclusively breastfeeding, which is a huge personal accomplishment for me.  This hasn't been the easiest journey!  I know that we will make it to the four month mark, and I am really hopeful that we can make it to six months!  I don't have the best milk supply, so I made some More Milk Cookies (also known as lactation cookies) to help with that.  But I wanted a healthier alternative - one that I could eat for breakfast (and not feel guilty about)!  So I came up with these delicious breakfast bars!

Your Shopping List for More Milk Breakfast Bars:
  • 2 tbsp milled flax seed
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur brand white whole wheat flour)
  • 1,2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp brewers yeast powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Now Let's Make the More Milk Breakfast Bars:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 pan with butter or nonstick spray 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the milled flax seed and water - set aside
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla
  5. Beat in the flax seed mixture
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, brewers yeast, and cinnamon
  7. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, beating on low speed until combined
  8. Beat in the oats on lowest speed until combined
  9. Beat in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips until just distributed evenly throughout the dough
  10. Press dough into prepared pan and bake in your preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes until edges are lightly browned and the center is set
  11. Allow pan to cool completely (at least an hour) before cutting into 24 squares  
  12. Store in an airtight container

In addition to making and eating these delicious More Milk Breakfast Bars, I am also taking a wonderful supplement called Lactation Boost from The Honest Company!  The combination of these two things have boosted my milk supply and allowed me to build a great freezer stash! 

You can order the Lactation Boost on its own or you can add Lactation Boost to a Health and Wellness Bundle from The Honest Company with another vitamin (like their PreNatal Vitamin) to save money!  !  

The Honest Company

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