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 surprisingly healthy lactation cookie recipe just might be the help you needed.
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! A truly healthy lactation cookie recipe 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… these delicious, healthy, and milk boosting treats are just the answer you need.
Healthy Lactation Cookie Recipe
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!
Healthy Lactation Cookie Recipe
- 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 Flaxseed 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
Lactation cookies to 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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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.