Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars For Lactation

If you have already started nursing, then you know how ravenously hungry you get after.

If you do not have healthy options, snacks, food available at all times, it will be too easy to grab foods that not only won’t be good for lactation and the baby, but they will most likely be high in sugar, fat and calories and it will prevent you from losing the baby weight.

Before my due date, I made several different recipes like this lactation recipe for the chocolate chip bars and froze them.

Every week I would take a few batches from the freezer into the fridge and even in the middle of the night when I got painfully hungry after middle of the night feedings, I would pop a protein pancake or muffin in the microwave and scarf it down.

It felt good doing that because I knew those snacks had good ingredients that would not make baby gassy, that were healthy nutrients and also would help increase milk supply.

They also tasted really good.

So, if you haven’t had your baby yet, I would take this lactation recipe and a few more from my website and make them and freeze them.

If you already have your baby here, then see when your spouse can give you an hour or so and get in the kitchen with a few of these lactation healthy recipes and make them.

They will literally save you and your baby.

It’s like a triple benefit.

  • Won’t make baby gassy.
  • Will get rid of your hunger and crush cravings.
  • Increase milk supply.
  • Give you great nutrients for you and baby.
  • Give you sustained energy.

If you have a sweet tooth and like to be able to enjoy a little somethin’ somethin (guilt-free)…

You are going to enjoy this lactation recipe, it’s so yummy!

This is the type of recipe that feels like it’s too good to be healthy but really is super healthy and with the added benefit of improving lactation.

I made these bars the other day and just omitted the Brewers Yeast, and by the next day they were completely gone.

My kids and my husband devoured them.

When that happens… I know it’s a good one that I must share with you.

These types of snacks are great for a quick healthy breakfast, afternoon snack or even middle of the night post-nursing snack.

They are also so much better than any processed or pre-packaged snacks you can get at the grocery store.

If you are willing to put in the little bit of work it takes to make some of these lactation recipes beforehand, its gonna help you tons with your weight loss and with your milk supply.

Here is another yummy lactation recipe for Banana Oat Muffins, click here

And if you love smoothies, here’s a ton of delicious Lactation Smoothies, click here

Before I share the recipe with you, I wanted to share a few ingredients that are galactagogues, they help increase milk supply.

Galactagogue Foods

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Wheat germ
  • Flax seed meal
  • Oatmeal
  • Chickpeas
  • Sesame
  • Almond
  • Ginger root

These bars are like a mixture of a brownie with banana bread…. so freaking good. Speaking of banana bread, here’s a recipe for a banana chocolate-chip gluten free loaf.

I hope you try them and if you do make sure to snap a pic and tag me on IG @mmfpregnancycoach

Of course, I added mPower because it makes me feel fuller longer and because I always need to eat more protein that’s not another dang piece of chicken.

mPower is a doctor formulated protein powder that is medical grade and created for pregnant and postpartum moms.

It has a complete medical grade multivitamin in it, no artificial anything in it and easy on digestion because it has probiotics and probiotics.​

If you haven’t tried it yet…. girlllllll, you have not lived lol

It literally is dreamy and delicious; you would never think a protein powder could be THAT TASTY.

You can check out more info as well as testimonials and reviews on mPower here: mPower Protein For Moms

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🍪🍌Protein Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bars🍪🍌

  • Author: Michelle Marie Fit

Description

(I cut them into 9 bars)


Ingredients

🍪2 bananas

🍪1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

🍪1 tsp vanilla extract

🍪3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

🍪2 tsp baking powder

🍪3/4 cup almond flour

🍪1/4 cup flax meal

🍪2 Tbsp Brewers Yeast

🍪2 scoops mPower Protein Powder

🍪Dash cinnamon

🍪Chocolate chips to taste (I use dairy free)


Instructions

🍌Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

🍌in a food processor or blender, blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips.

🍌Once mixed well, pulse in the chips and pour on to a greased 8×8 baking pan. I use coconut oil spray.

🍌Bake for ~ 25-30 minutes or until done and golden brown.

 

Enjoy!


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