Triple Berry Banana Oat Waffles are perfect for new moms as lactation waffles and are great freezer-friendly meals. This oat waffle recipe yields high protein waffles that make for good breastfeeding snacks or meals, made with healthy, filling ingredients and galactagogues to help with milk production!
We’re in the final moments here where little miss could show her face any day now! I’m anxiously awaiting to meet her (update – here’s her birth story)! I’m also doing plenty of prep, like with these banana raspberry waffles because who knows what life will be like?!
I decided to order my first Fab Fit Fun Box to pamper myself. I think it will be so nice to have new products delivered to me while I’m
drowning figuring out how to stay afloat.
Speaking of life after the baby, I am planning on breastfeeding (since updating this post, I’ve written about being starving while breastfeeding). At this point, I still have lots of questions and have no idea what the unknown will be like.
These easy protein waffles are great as lactation waffles. It’s difficult to find palatable brewers yeast recipes, unless it is hidden in baked goods or smoothies.
If you love smoothies and want more recipes with brewers yeast, check out this roundup of the best lactation smoothies.
Of course, you don’t have to be pregnant or breastfeeding to enjoy these berry waffles.
What You Need to Make Berry Waffles:
- all purpose flour
- rolled oats
- brewers yeast (add’s extra nutrients and helps with lactation)
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- ground flaxseed
- coconut sugar or maple sugar
- coconut oil or butter
- vanilla extract
- mixed berries (I used frozen) or choice of fruit
I also recommend getting a waffle maker because that’s how to make the best homemade belgian waffles.
I started making some freezer friendly meals in late February to prepare for postpartum, and I already know these berry banana oat waffles would play a HUGE role in making my life easier. Reheat breakfasts are going to be key, especially when I’m breastfeeding and marathon training.
If you’ve never had brewer’s yeast, it can be kinda bitter. I recommend this brewer’s yeast which is made by and for nursing moms. It doesn’t make these healthy protein waffles overly bitter, like some brewers yeast breastfeeding recipes.
To balance the bitter taste, I also added some sugar and maple syrup to these rolled oats waffles.
Waffles with fruit inside are the best, plus you can top these berry banana waffles with more fruit, if desired.
Are Oat Waffles Healthy?
Yes! And even if these worked only a little bit for milk production, high protein waffles with oatmeal and a fruit topping makes for a delicious, hearty breakfast.
This oat waffle recipe combines three of the healthy galactagogues:
- brewer’s yeast
This combination makes for a healthy protein waffle with high fiber and a good breastfeeding meal.
Brewer’s yeast is very high in B-Vitamins (like nutritional yeast), protein, fiber and selenium. In fact, just two tablespoons offer 6 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.
So these oat waffles are healthy, and will keep you full and satiated. Frozen mixed berry waffles are also full of antioxidants and Vitamin C.
Eggs are also very healthy for pregnancy. If you’ve been reading my pregnancy post updates (20 weeks, 25 weeks, 30 weeks, 35 weeks, 38 week pregnancy update), it’s no surprise that eggs have always appeared as one of the foods I’ve craved throughout pregnancy. I’m so glad for that.
How To Make This Berry Oat Waffle Recipe
These waffles are special because they are waffles with fruit inside and on top! Truthfully, they are so easy and fun to make and are the best snacks for breastfeeding moms.
I reheat them, add some peanut butter, fold them, and eat them one-handed, as one does.
Start by preheating your waffle maker. In a large bowl, whisk your dry ingredients (flour through coconut sugar).
Mix your wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and add them into the dry ingredients.
Allow the batter to sit to thicken, and last, add in the mixed berries and bananas.
Pour the batter onto your waffle iron and cook according to directions. Save extra fruit for a fruit topping for waffles.
Freezing Homemade Waffles
I know it’s important to explain how to freeze homemade waffles since we want these to be available for meal prep and an easy breakfast for breastfeeding moms.
These healthy oatmeal waffles are an easy meal prep breakfast recipe.
To freeze this healthy oat waffle recipe, make sure to let the waffles completely cool. Once cooled, transfer your berry banana oat waffles into a freezer-friendly ziplock bag.
If placing multiple waffles in one bag, I like to use parchment paper to keep them all from sticking. Freeze for up to 3 months!
When ready to eat, thaw the lactation waffles in the microwave or heat in the toaster or toaster oven (just like you would Eggo’s)! Add an extra fruit topping for the waffles if you want to!
Some Other Easy Breakfast Recipes:
For a vegan option, try this vegan sweet potato kale hash – it won’t last long!
If you’re more into pancakes, these healthy greek yogurt pancakes with gingerbread seasoning are amazing!
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp brewers yeast
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed berries (I used frozen)
- powdered sugar for topping, optional
- Preheat waffle maker.
- In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients (flour, oats, brewer’s yeast, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flaxseed and coconut sugar).
- In a separate bowl, mix your wet ingredients (maple syrup, milk, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract).
- Add wet into dry ingredients and mix. Allow batter to sit for a couple of minutes to thicken. Add mixed berries last to prevent staining.
- Pour batter onto hot waffle iron and cook for a few minutes, or according to waffle maker directions.
- Once done, top with more fruit and powdered sugar, if desired.
Note: To freeze, let waffles completely cool. Keep waffles in freezer friendly ziplock bag. If placing multiple waffles in one bag, I like to use parchment paper to keep them all from sticking. When ready to eat, thaw in microwave or heat in toaster!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 7g
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