First and foremost, this is not just a recipe for lactating moms! JT has eaten these and hasn’t had problems with unwanted milk production. So if you are just looking for a way to make waffles a little heartier this is also a recipe for you!
As an exclusively breastfeeding mom, I’m always on the lookout for ways to increase my chronically low supply so that I don’t have to switch Gem over to formula. (Note: I’m not mom-bashing, I have no problem with formula fed babies. I’ve had to supplement with formula in the past and its possible I’ll have to do so again. Fed is best.) The internet has all sorts of ideas on how to increase supply, but the one I’ve seen all over is the lactation cookies. I have a killer sweet tooth so I could just eat cookies all day everyday, but I know that I need a bit more sustenance, and I’d like to lose a few pounds so chowing down on cookies all hours isn’t really ideal.
I began looking for recipes that I use on a regular basis that would be fine with an addition of lactation boosting ingredients. The one I stumbled across that I knew would work for me was my grandmother’s waffle recipe.
- 1 cup bisquick
- 1 cup oats (old fashioned rolled, not instant)
- 2/3 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed (or flaxseed meal)
- 2-4 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of your choice of oil (vegetable, coconut, canola)
- 1 1/3 cup of milk (or milk substitute if you are dairy free)
- Cooking spray
- Combine and mix all dry ingredients (bisquick, oats, brown sugar, flaxseed, yeast).
- Mix in eggs, milk, and oil.
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray between each round of waffles
- Follow the instructions for your waffle iron (my mom gave me this one which I love!). Mine takes about 5 minutes for regular waffles but because of the composition of these waffles, they take a minute or two extra to cook all the way through.
- Top with your favorite waffle toppings and enjoy!
Makes 8 four inch Belgian waffles.
- The ingredients that help lactation are oats, ground flaxseed, and brewer’s yeast.
- If you wanted to make it without the yeast and the flaxseed, they are still very tasty!
- In my house we top waffles with peanut butter for the little bit of protein and then a drizzle of syrup.
- I make 2 or 3 batches of these at one time and freeze (flat) the extras. To reheat you can pop them in a toaster oven or a regular toaster with wide slots for bagels.
- Because of the oats and extra ingredients, these waffles are quite hearty. One waffle with peanut butter plus a glass of juice or milk provides the perfect sized breakfast for me!