Lactation Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe is for lactation banana bread. Although it doesn’t have to be for lactation purposes, if you’re nursing, why not add a few extra ingredients to help boost your supply! This recipe is also gluten free and sugar free, but you can easily substitute regular flour and sugar if you’d like.

lactation banana bread
Houston Approved

Chocolate Chip Lactation Banana Bread—Gluten and Sugar Free.

Yield: about 2 small loaves or 2 doz. muffins
Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 1 hour & 10 minutes.

ingredients for banana bread


  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 4 tablespoons water
  •  1 cup honey (or granulated sugar)
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups oat flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brewers yeast
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (optional)
mixing dry ingredients for banana bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl mix flaxseed meal and water, let sit for a few minutes.
  3. Cream the honey and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add flaxseed and water mixture to mixing bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon.
  6. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brewers yeast, and chocolate chips.
  7. Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing. If baking as muffins instead, lightly grease muffin pan. Fill each cup 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes.

This recipe makes about one small loaf of lactation banana bread and 12 muffins. I like to make both because, bread is just yummy straight out of the oven and muffins are nice and convenient, especially for kids.

oat flour
DIY Oat Flour

To make oat flour: add desired amount of old fashioned oats to blender until it resembles flour. It takes a little more oats to make desired amount of flour, ie: about 2 & 1/2 cups oats to make 2 cups flour.

11 responses to “Lactation Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Just made the banana bread lactation muffins last night. I’ve had 4 between now and then(hehe).. As a result, I am now having to pump. I never pump! My daughter is 8 months and I always just have enough to feed her and not extra. I just finished pumping double the amount I ever have in a sitting! These definitely help with production.

    • Flax seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are very beneficial to pregnant and lactating women. Of course everyone is different and there isn’t a one size fitting solution for all, but I’ve had great success including them!

  2. How many slices of lactation banana bread should be consumed in a day? Just asking because I could eat a whole loaf if I wanted to LOL 🙂

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