Recipe for Nursing Moms: Energy Bites

Recipe for Nursing Moms: Energy Bites

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As a nursing mom, I know the importance of fueling my body properly, especially as I am feeding my 6-month-old. This is a recipe for one of my favorite snacks — energy bites. These energy bites have a few ingredients* in them that are great for nursing moms — and other parents —  including:

  • Oats
  • Flaxseed
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Almond butter

*See this link for some other lactogenic foods.

These energy bites are easy to make, and can be made in just a few minutes. Perhaps while the baby is napping?

Energy Bites for Nursing Moms


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond butter or other nut butter – I’ve also made with peanut butter, and it’s just as good!  
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Brewer’s yeast 
  • Optional: 1 cup add-ins – I like Craisins and/or chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or mini M&Ms


  • Combine almond butter and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium low. (I’ve also done this by hand with a large spoon)
  • Add in the dry ingredients: oatmeal, coconut, Brewer’s yeast, flaxseed and any add-ins, such as chocolate chips.
  • Roll into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Store covered in the refrigerator and enjoy! You can also freeze them to eat later. 

Warning: These energy bites won’t last long! If I don’t eat them up, my 5-year-old and 3-year-old often will. They’re great with or without the chocolate, and perfect any time of day (or, let’s face it, any time of night if you have  a baby!). 

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About the author

Melissa Koski Carney (known as @koskim on social media) is an Ohio transplant from New York. A 30-something mom of three, she recently moved with her family from their downtown apartment to a nearly 100-year-old home in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She works full-time as a marketing communications professional. When she’s not working, blogging, or chasing after her three kids (all ages 5 and under), she enjoys running, baking and reading; as well as hanging out with the other women she has met through her Ladies Craft Beer Society. She blogs regularly at I Crashed The Web.

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