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Oatmeal: Perfect Breakfast Recipe For Lactating Mamas

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Ameya Duprey


  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 4 C water
  • 1 T ghee (sesame oil for vegans)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 C ground flax seeds
  • 5 dates (chopped)
  • 1/4 C coconut sugar or honey
  • Fresh almond milk (optional)


  • Add oats, water, ghee and spices to a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down to medium-low heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cook until soft and soupy.
  • Turn off heat and add the sweetener, ground flax seeds and dates.
  • Drizzle with fresh almond milk and serve hot.


* Use only old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats. Avoid oat groats, steel-cut oats and instant oatmeal for this postpartum recipe.