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Do you struggle with low milk supply? I feel you, mama. I have battled this with both of my daughters, especially my first. I shelled out tons of money buying lactation treats online…and they did actually work! But as a stay at home mom, it just wasn’t feasible in our budget to keep up with that. I worked hard to develop my (now viral) chewy chocolate chip lactation cookies that work like magic, and today I am going to teach you a crazy easy way to make Lactation Brownies From a Boxed Mix! (I make them from scratch when I am operating my home baking business, but I realize that most people don’t have that kind of time!) You’ll want to hop on over to Pinterest and save this one, because you’ll be referencing it often!
First, you will want to grab a family size (make sure you do family size, not regular!) box of your favorite brownie mix! I like the Pillsbury Chocolate fudge or the Ghirardelli myself. The flavor variety literally does not matter. The sky is the limit!
You will also need good Brewer’s Yeast powder. Trust me, they are not all created equally. Some leave a gross aftertaste, so take my advice on this one! I love the Mommy Knows Best brand because it is completely tasteless! Plus it’s non GMO and doesn’t have anything extra added to it. You can grab it on Amazon here and they sometimes have it on sale! One bag will last you a while, even if you make these often!
Grease your pan and add the mix. You can use a regular 9×13 pan, but I personally am obsessed with my Pampered Chef Brownie Pan. All of the brownies have that edge-piece crisp with the chewy center. Plus they are perfectly portioned and easy to freeze (more on that later).
These make a fantastic gift for a new mama, too! So even if you aren’t nursing babies, go ahead and save this one. It’s so easy to make Lactation Brownies From a Boxed Mix and your friends will thank you!
Now, before we get to the actual recipe, a note on freezing. If I am having a decent supply week, I eat one of these a day. If I am sensing a supply drop (around my period, stress, etc) I will do two a day. When I am on my two-a-day kick (sometimes I just do it because I can’t help myself 🙂 ), it is no problem at all to eat these before they start to get dry. I just keep them in an airtight container on the counter.
But on the weeks where I am only eating one at a time, after a few days they begin to dry out. To combat this, most of the time I just make a batch, wrap them in these little self-seal bags and pop them into the freezer! It keeps them fresh for a long time, and I just pull one out when I want it. Most of the time I don’t even let it thaw!
One final note: You may be familiar with the term “Emergency brownies,” made popular by several Lactation treat companies. That just means they are more potent and help boost supply quickly. If you want to make these ER brownies, add an additional two TBSP of Brewer’s Yeast and double the flax seed/water (and don’t leave out the mix-ins! The extra calories give more of a boost). They will taste a little bit different, but still so good!
- Brownie Pan
- Mixing bowl
- 1 box Family Size (9x13) Brownie Mix Any brand and variety will do!
- Eggs, oil and water According to the recipe on the box!
- 4 tbsp Brewer's Yeast See notes
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Flax Seed Meal, soaked in 3 tbsp water
- 1 cup Your favorite mix-in (chocolate chips, Reese's Pieces, Nuts, Andes Mints, etc)- Totally optional!
- In a small prep bowl, combine your flax seed meal and water and allow it to soak for a few minutes.
- Preheat oven according to the box mix. Most are 350º.
- Combine all dry ingretients in a mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients, according to the package. Also add the soaked flax seed meal here.
- Stir in any mix-ins, if you so desire!
- Spread batter into a greased 9x13 pan or brownie pan and bake according to the package directions!
- Eat 1-2 a day. Store in the freezer for a longer shelf-life!
I love these little baggies for freezing them!