Lactation cookies… If you are a breast-feeding mom no doubt you have seen or at least heard of them. Cookies with a claim to help increase breastmilk supply. While many breast-feeding mothers often worry about low milk supply, any possible improvement is a good thing right? Lactation cookies can be a big help…. with a big hunk of refined sugar too, and that my friends, is not what you want.
Well if you have read a post or two around here you probably well know I am no fan of refined sugar. In fact we pretty well stick to honey or in some cases maple syrup. However honey is more locally available so we tend to stick to that. Sugar is connected with many issues including yeast overgrowth (as a breastfeeding mom that’s not something you want). In fact we have a 5 day challenge that goes straight to the root of the sugar issue.
As always I try to find natural ways without the sugar monster! Lactation cookies made with out massive (or any at all) sugar. So goodbye sugar filled weight gain, who needs that after 9 months of the whole pregnancy thing anyways? But that doesn’t mean they have to taste bad!! No way delicious, healthy, and boosting the milk supply that is the answer you need.
The magical ingredients
- flax seed
- brewers yeast
These ingredients are the magic makers for the lactation cookies. Ingredients that are known for increasing milk supply. If the thought of brewers yeast in your cookies seems a little yuck, don’t worry you can’t taste it at all.
- 2 2/3 Cup Oats (Quick or rolled oats both work fine)
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2-4 Tablespoon Brewers yeast
- 3/4 Cup Grass-fed butter (Can be replaced with coconut oil)
- 3/4 Cup Honey
- 2 Farm-fresh eggs
- 1 Cup Raisins
- 1/3 Cup Flax seed (Optional)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Mix together room temperature butter and honey, until very smooth
Add in eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and brewers yeast
In a seperate bowl mix oats, flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda
Slowly add you dry ingredients to the butter mixture
Last add in raisins mixing until even throughout
Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon place cookie dough a few inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (Will make 30+ cookies depending on the size of the cookies.)
Bake for 12 minutes
Let completely cool
Fool them all
These cookies are good enough to fool anyone. In fact they go quite fast in my house, 4 little people and a husband help make sure of that. Heck the kids don’t even know they are lactation cookies (they would just give me a sideways glance if I told them anyhow). If its extra nutritious for a breastfeeding mom, that’s just more nutrients for anyone right?
Low breast milk supply can be a struggle and a real worry for many moms. Getting the right nutrients in your diet can help tremendously with milk supply. However getting all the right nutrients doesn’t have to mean going crazy on those things that kill your health goals like sugar! These cookies are delicious, soft and easy to whip up. Boosting your milk supply with cookies what an amazing idea♡♡♡
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