|January 27, 2014||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Baby, Recipes|
Happy Monday! I am keeping this one short and sweet today – I have my first official test of PA school and I am an anxious bundle of nerves. Wish me luck! Before getting to a new recipe, the winner of my FitMark Bags giveaway is Ashley S! She’s been emailed
One of the things that really worried me about going to grad school full time was how it would effect my milk supply and how pumping would work out for me and Bryn. Three weeks in I have to say things are going well! I am doing several things to help maintain my supply (and will share those soon!) and one of them is to make and eat lactation cookies.
These cookies are full of delicious ingredients that are supposed to help with milk production. Things like rolled oats, ground flax, and brewer’s yeast. I was a little hesitant when putting these together about how they would taste but they are SO good. So good in fact that both the husband and Emmalyne sneak them 😉 I also notice a definite increase in my supply when I incorporate these into my diet. While brewer’s yeast can be hard to find I ordered mine on Amazon and thanks to Prime had it two days later. Hope you enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (24 cookies)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 3 tablespoons brewers yeast
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons stevia for baking
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix flax meal and water. Let sit.
Cream the coconut oil, brown sugar, and stevia. Add in peanut butter, flax meal/water, brewers yeast, and vanilla.
Mix in eggs.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add this to the coconut oil mixture.
Slowly mix in oats and chocolate chips.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Make balls of the dough (~3 tablespoons of dough) and place on baking sheet. Press down on the balls with a fork. Bake for 12 minutes.