This Tucson company just released their first cookbook "Eat to Feed" and they shared a recipe with us.
Born in Tucson in 2015, Oat Mama is truly a company built by moms for moms. Oat Mama specializes in organic teas, snack bars, and supplements to nourish and support every stage of new motherhood, from conception to postpartum.
Like how most great companies are started, founders Eliza and Kristy, were looking for a solution to their own problems and found a way to help thousands of moms along the way.
They met at a local park when they were both pregnant with their second babies and quickly bonded over choosing the same names. After their babies were born, they discovered that while breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t come naturally to many women.
So they started researching about the herbs and whole foods that can help a woman’s body with lactation. In fact, not only is there a lack of awareness of how nutritional support can positively impact a woman’s body, but also, many of the products that are available are not tasty and can feel like “medicine” versus a part of your lifestyle.
That’s when they had their “lightbulb” moment. They have bars for just about every lifestyle out there: raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, but where was the lactation love? They wanted to make granola bars to provide just what nursing moms need – comforting, convenient nutrition.
They would be delicious and effective. It was no easy task in the kitchen, but with their toddlers around, not many of their test batches went to waste. Eventually, they honed in on the best bars they had ever tasted, and they helped with their milk supply to boot.
In 2015, when they launched, they were the first company to introduce lactation granola bars to the market. They were making them from Eliza’s kitchen for the first few months and then quickly moved to Mercado San Augustine when they had a shared commercial kitchen. They worked out of there for about 8 or 9 months, before they got their own kitchen warehouse space with employees.
Since then, they have expanded to supplements and teas, like their best-selling Blueberry Pomegranate. They launched their tea-line with the help of another Tucson brand, Maya Tea Company.
They just released their first cookbook, “Eat to Feed: 80 Nourishing Recipes for Breastfeeding Moms,” and they shared a recipe with us:
Cookie Dough Bites Recipe
Ingredients (Makes about a dozen bites):
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup almond flour, extra fine
- 1 teaspoon Oat Mama Brewer’s Yeast
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- Place all ingredients (omitting chocolate chips) into a food processor and pulse about ten times, or until the mixture begins to come together into a ball. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Scoop heaping tablespoons and squeeze and mold/roll into 1-inch balls with your hands.
- Place the cookie dough bites in the refrigerator to chill for at least 10 minutes to firm up before enjoying. Keep the bites refrigerated in an airtight container.