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Pumpkin Flax Granola Bars- Great Lactation Booster!

As we enter fall, we also enter pumpkin deliciousness time! Pumpkin foods are one of my favorites, and I love to incorporate it into my baking creations. Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are known galactagogues (milk producing substance) so what could be better than a baked treat that boosts milk supply? But these are yummy and make a great snack even if you don't need a galactagogue.


It is so simple to make these delicious pumpkin bars:

1 Stick of butter (melted)

1 egg

1 cup flour

2 cups or more to your liking of granola mix

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup pumpkin puree

Mix it all together. Bake in a greased pan for about 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.  I added a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the top.

That's it!


You can experiment with this recipe and try different ingredients.

  • If you want a more cake like consistency- use 2 eggs.
  • Do 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup coconut sugar to lower glycemic index (and coconut is also another galactagogue)
  • Make it gluten free with buckwheat flour or a cup of old fashioned quick oats
  • Add a few teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice for more of a pie flavor