No-Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lactation Energy Balls

I have a confession . . . I’m having a bit of a love affair . . . with energy balls!

If you’ve never tried an energy ball, they’re little bite-sized snacks packed with protein, carbs, and fats, perfect for a little pick-me-up when your battery is running low. They’re super easy to make, no baking required, and are oh so yummy! I make these things all the time. And I mean All. The. Time. There’s always a container of these in our fridge, just waiting to be devoured!

Now, you may be asking yourself, What’s different about these? What makes these LACTATION energy balls? I’ll tell you! The addition of 2 key ingredients said to help increase milk supply . . . flax seed and brewer’s yeast. I don’t drink beer and I hate taking pills, so these energy balls were the perfect way to get some of that yeasty goodness into my system without having to gag it down. Don’t need the milky boost? Just leave the flax and yeast out. Easy peasy and still delicious!

During my journey exclusively pumping for Charlie, I’veย struggled a bitย with low milk supply, as well as low energy (those tiny humans can really drain a mama). So these bite-sized snacks have become this mama’s best friend! And they’re not just for milky mamas either. They can be enjoyed by the whole family (or hoarded for yourself, if you’d like. You are the one making the milk after all!). My husband and toddler love these energy balls so much I’ve had to start making double batches so that there’s some left for me! Thankfully, they’re as quick to whip up as they are to devour!

Here’s what you’re going to need: oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips (I like to use the mini chips). If you’re going for lactation energy balls, you’ll need ground flax seed and brewer’s yeast too.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Toss the mixture in the fridge to chill for at least 15 minutes. It makes the mixture easier to shape. Once chilled, roll into balls and eat!

To store (if you haven’t eaten them all), keep refrigerated in an air tight storage container.

Seriously, aren’t these so easy?ย  And they’re so, so yummy! These pictures are making me drool on my keyboard.

Even the picky threenager loves them! She’s always asking for them. She’d eat them all day, if I let her!

Breastfeeding mama and toddler approved!

But don’t just take my word for it. Try them for yourselves!

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate No-Bake Lactation Energy Balls
Yummy little bite-sized balls of deliciousness to help boost your energy level and (if you want it to) you're milk supply.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed (for lactation balls)
  • 3 tsps brewer's yeast (for lactation balls)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed (for lactation balls)
  • 3 tsps brewer's yeast (for lactation balls)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add all ingredients except the chocolate chips. Mix until well combined.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips
  3. Place mixture in fridge and allow to chill for at least 15 minutes
  4. Roll into 2-inch balls.
  5. Store in refrigerator and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If the mixture is sticky and you're having trouble forming the balls, apply a little water to your hands.

 

Recipe courtesy of Jenny @ Love, Jenny (lovejennyblog.com)

http://lovejennyblog.com/peanut-butter-and-chocolate-lactation-energy-balls

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38 comments / Add your comment below

    1. I have a two month old baby girl and based off past experience, I was afraid of not being able to keep up with her demand. I made a batch of these more or less for the energy and a bit of a hand with supply. Oh my gosh! I had just one that night and my supply took a huge jump within half an hour!

      I’ve been having two a day (one morning and one at bedtime) for the last week and I’ve already got a freezer stash going. These are amazing and super yummy!

      1. Yay!! I know the struggle of low supply all to well, so I’m super happy to hear that these are working well for you! Thanks for sharing!

  1. They look like a great option!! Such a quick snack! I love that you have the option to make more (and the recipe upgrades all the ingredients should I want to make more)!

    1. Oh boy! I had to stop making lactation cookies because I ate waaayyyyy too many! (I have a serious sweet tooth) These are healthier, so I don’t feel so bad about eating a few extra of these instead ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Can these be stored in the freezer? I’m 38 weeks preggo and could go any day now so I am trying to stock the freezer with easy things to grab ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’ve never tried it myself, but I don’t see why not. I imagine you’d just need to thaw them a bit before munching on them ๐Ÿ™‚

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