Oats are a great source of protein and fiber, but they can be rather boring. The best way to make them more flavorful is by adding ingredients like fruit, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, or even brown sugar. But overnight oats have a secret weapon – lactation overnight oats. These oats are made with breastmilk instead of water which makes for an extra creamy and nutritious breakfast that will keep you full all morning long.
Lactation Overnight Oats Recipe
In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (uncooked), 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (or chia seed)*, 3 tablespoons dried cranberries (or other fruit)*, 4 ounces whole fat yogurt* (any flavor), 1
Why are oats an excellent food?
Oats are an excellent food for lactating mothers. Oats provide protein, fiber, and healthy fats essential to both mom and baby’s health. A new blog post from Sarah at The Breastfeeding Cafe has you covered on this life-saver breakfast option.
Lactation Overnight oats are a healthy breakfast option for many people. Lactation oats are not only nutritious but can also help with milk supply and production while breastfeeding. This recipe is easy to customize and will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Overnight oats can be made in just five minutes by mixing rolled or steel-cut oatmeal, water, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon or vanilla extract (optional), and your choice of toppings such as fresh fruit, nuts/seeds/nut butter, coconut flakes, etc. The cook time varies on how long it takes the mixture to absorb the liquid, so plan accordingly if made in advance. Add all ingredients together in a bowl before bedtime, then refrigerate overnight.