Lactation cookies… If you are a breastfeeding mom no doubt you have seen or at least heard of them. Cookies with a claim to help increase breastmilk supply. While many breastfeeding mothers often worry about low milk supply, any possible improvement is a good thing, right? These delicious yet refined-sugar free lactation cookies just might be the help you needed.
Well if you have read a post or two around here you probably well know I am no fan of refined sugar. 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).
As always I try to find natural ways without the sugar monster! Lactation cookies made without 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
The reason that lactation cookies work is one two or a combination of ingredients. In this case here are 3 powerful ingredients that are known to naturally boost milk supply.
Oats: Oats are well known for the punch they pack when it comes to health and nutritional density. Unlike other many grains oats are gluten-free making them easier to digest for many people.
My grandmother used to tell a story that back in the day if a woman was low on milk supply the doctor would tell her to drink a beer a day. Well, that would be appalling, to some, in current times. However, this worked and that was because the magic was in the brewer’s yeast.
If the thought of brewers yeast in your cookies seems a little yuck, don’t worry you can’t taste it at all, I pinky swear!
- 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 Eggs free-range, pasture raised or homegrown are best
- 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 separate bowl mix oats, flour, flaxseed, 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 it’s 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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