Lactation Cookies

Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:42 PM | Allison (Administrator)

This is a recipe for a lactation cookie that helped to fill me up when I was so hungry in those first few days after birth!  They have lots of ingredients that some people say can help milk supply, like oats, brewers yeast and flax. I would purchase these items from a bulk store.

I modified a recipe from Dr Momma. The original recipe has sugar and brown sugar, and I worked to replace that with maple syrup.  http://www.drmomma.org/2010/08/lactation-cookies-recipe-increasing.html

 As with most of my baking, I mix in my food processor. I mix in liquid ingredients. Over the top of these, I place some of the flour, and the baking soda, and mix those together using a spoon (without disturbing the liquid ingredients). The food processor then does the rest of the work!

 As in the original post, these are great for the whole family. My toddler loved them and as I knew exactly what was in the recipe, I was comfortable sharing with him. I modified the original recipe to have maple syrup instead of sugar. I also change the order the items are posted to make it easier to recreate during the exhausting early days of having a new born! You could also make them before the baby arrives. I would freeze them as balls, and heat in my toaster oven for a warm cookie during the day!

I hope you enjoy them as well!

Allison- Community Manager, Life with a Baby Niagara

Lactation Cookies

 3/4 c. nut butter (almond or peanut)
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. maple syrup (or more as needed)
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 c. water
1 c. flax (ground)
3 T brewer's yeast
2 large eggs

 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 c. oats
2 c. (12oz) dark chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and water until creamy. Add flax and brewers yeast and beat well.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Mix in chocolate chips and nuts.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets

Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
Bake 12 minutes.

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