I initially made these muffins as something to add into my daily “lactation boosting” recipes since I was really tired of the same things every day. You do not have to be breastfeeding to enjoy these muffins. My husband seems to think that anytime I make a “lactation” recipe that they are somehow going to make him start lactating, and my son calls them booby muffins. This is not the case, I promise you men, you will not start lactating! These are delicious no matter who you are!
I had struggles with my milk supply in the beginning and I found myself getting bored with the lactation recipes I had been using. I needed to change it up and add something new. I adapted these muffins from a recipe from Pinch of Yum. I had been making the blueberry oatmeal flax muffins at least once a week. I thought to myself, I can really make any kind of muffin using the base of this recipe. Pinch of Yum has some of the most delicious recipes. I liked that it didn’t make 18 muffins, being that I was unable to eat 18 muffins before they would go bad or start to taste stale. I have also made just about every style of muffin out there into a lactation boosting recipe by adding brewer’s yeast and ground flax meal since these ingredients have been known to increase your milk supply. Brewer’s yeast can leave a funny aftertaste so I decided to leave it out of these muffins (although you can add it in if you would like). Oatmeal is a great lactation booster so I felt comfortable with just the oatmeal and the ground flax meal.
Again, you do NOT need to be breastfeeding to enjoy these muffins…they are great for everyone. Just a benefit that if you are trying to boost your supply, these muffins will help.
I like to get the oats soaking in the buttermilk then prep the rest of the ingredients since the oats need to soak for 20 minutes.
To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin tin with 8 cupcake liners.
Add your oats and your buttermilk and set a timer for 20 minutes while they soak. Go ahead and make your streusel topping as well. It should look like the picture below.
Peel and cut your apple into small pieces, melt your butter, get all of your ingredients ready. Once the oats have been soaking for 20 minutes, add in the butter, 1 egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir until just combined.
Before you add in your apple, spoon just a little bit of the mixture into each muffin tin and add a couple of pieces of apple. I like to do this so that there is an even amount of apple per muffin. When I first made this recipe I did not do so and some muffins had less apple in them than others.
Fold in the rest of the apple into the mixture and fill the muffin tin almost to the top of the liner. Then add the streusel topping and bake for 14 minutes.
When the muffins are done, let them cool in the tin for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. While they are cooling, prepare your sugar glaze. You could leave out the streusel topping and the glaze if you are trying to be health conscious, but I promise you it is worth the extra calories, it really makes the muffin.
These muffins are hearty and delicious. I thank Pinch of Yum for the inspiration to make them! As with all my recipes, please let me know how you like them in the comments section.
- 1/2cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2cup buttermilk(can use 1/2 milk plus 1 tsp of vinegar)
- 1/3cup brown sugar
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2tbsp salted butter,melted
- 1/2cup flourplus 1 tablespoon
- 1heaping tbsp ground flax meal
- 1/2tsp baking soda
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- 3/4tsp cinnamon
- 1/4tsp salt
- 1 small applepeeled, cut into small pieces
You can add in a couple of tablespoons of Brewer's Yeast as well if you want to boost your milk supply even more.
*To the men out there, try these muffins, they will not make you start lactating! They just contain everyday ingredients that are known to help a lactating mama with her supply.