It’s time to get weird.
I really really wanted to make some granola bars. I’ve made them from scratch before and they are so crazy easy. You can pretty much add anything you want to them when you’re making them. Raisins, M&M’s, chocolate chips, peanut butter, peanut butter chips, nuts, dried fruit, whatever.
I have done research before on galactagogues (are you impressed I knew that word? It means “milk producing ingredients”), and I’ve made lactation cookies before so I already had some of it in my pantry.
I did a regular old granola bar recipe and replaced some of the oats with flax seed and brewer’s yeast. So they have a little bit of a beer-y taste to them, but I don’t mind it. If you mind it, just don’t put as much of the brewer’s yeast in them. If you don’t want either of those in here, do 3 cups of oatmeal.
Let’s get started!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (Lactation) Granola Bites
*2.5 cups quick cooking oats
*3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
*3 tablespoons flax seed meal (mixed with 6 tablespoons water)
*2 tablespoons coconut oil
*1/4 cup honey
*1/4 cup light brown sugar
*1/4 cup peanut butter
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1/4 cup chopped peanuts (split in half)
*1/4 cup chocolate chips
*Mix together brewer’s yeast and oatmeal. Set aside.
*In a small saucepan, mix together coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until brown sugar dissolves.
*Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix to combine.
*Add the peanut butter mixture to the oatmeal mixture.
*Add the flax seed / water mixture.
*Add half of the peanuts.
*Stir all together. It’s going to seem like it’s too dry, but keep mixing until you pick up all the oatmeal.
*Spread out granola into a wax paper lined 8×8 baking dish.
*Place the rest of the peanuts and the chocolate chips on top of the granola bars. Press them into the granola bars.
*Let set for several hours to firm up before cutting.
Of course, I am a huge fan of these because, peanut butter and chocolate 😉