(Lactation) Baked Blueberry "Cheesecake" Oatmeal | Recipe

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I am always looking for ways to increase milk supply.  Even though I'm a stay at home mom, it's not always easy to keep a consistent pumping schedule with a toddler and now 8 month old.  It's also not often that Charlotte takes a bottle, so I don't stress over pumping.  I was fortunate enough to pump enough to store in the beginning that I am just now finishing up what I pumped back in December.

Long story short, Michael and I had a lot going on this week between a concert, family visiting, a baby shower and the list goes on, that I started to get concerned I wouldn't have enough breast-milk stored for Charlotte if needed.  I came across a recipe for baked oatmeal and thought this would be a great recipe to add my touch to and turn into a recipe for lactation.  (I can feel my boobs filling up as I type this.  Haha! TMI?)

It turned out really good, so I thought I would share!
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  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Flax Seed (I used whole)
  • 3 tablespoons Brewers Yeast
  • 1 cup almonds (or nut of choice)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (more if desired)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾-1 cup cottage cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray 8x8 baking dish to prevent sticking. Note-This size dish made my oatmeal thick. You can also use a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flax seed and brewers yeast) in a large bowl. Toss in almonds and blueberries so that they are coated in the dry mix and won't sink to the bottom of the mixture.
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients (milk, beaten egg, vanilla, honey and cottage cheese).
  4. Transfer oatmeal mixture to baking dish.
  5. Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Top with fresh blueberries and a splash of milk. I also added a bit of sugar to mine because it isn't very sweet.
I noticed a difference in my milk supply within the day, which was great! I will say that I'm not a fan of cottage cheese, but you can't really taste it in this and it did make the dish have a creamy "cheesecake" like texture.  So yummy!  Enjoy (anytime of the day) and I hope this helps take some stress away from any of you mommas that are struggling with breastfeeding!   

Do you have any breastfeeding tips that have helped with lactation?


  1. If I wasn't on a dairy free diet I would be making this! Looks so yummy!

    1. You could probably substitute the cottage cheese for non-dairy (soy) yogurt :)

  2. these sounds amazing! definitely passing onto all my nursing mama friends :)

  3. totally pinning this for when i'm breastfeeding my next baby! I LOVE baked oatmeal, especially because it can be reheated and last all week ;)

  4. I need to try this! My supply has been low lately!

    1. Let me know how it works! I've seen a pretty decent increase and was able to start storing again!

  5. Ooh I've heard of lactation cookies but nothing like this, looks good!

  6. So saving this for when baby girl gets here

  7. In totally not breastfeeding anymore but I may make this minus the Brewers yeast! Sounds super good!!

  8. Sounds amazing! Wish I had this when I was breastfeeding!

  9. What a great recipe. I loved my lactation cookies I ate when I was nursing. xo ~ Megan

  10. I'll have to share this with my mom friends!! :)