Have you ever felt like you needed more milk? That is me lately–but it’s milk for my baby! 🙂
Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those creepy TMI (too much info) posts, I promise. I just plan to share with you a cookie recipe that is first of all delicious; but is also rich in galoctagogues; which are substances that improve lactation.
Will you start lactating if you eat these cookies? Probably not. But if you do, let me know, because you’re awesome! 🙂 *Sigh* If it were only that easy…
If you love dark chocolate, oatmeal, pumpkin (and beer!), well; you’re in luck. In these cookies you will find all of those things and a healthy helping of brewer’s yeast, which is also a super food– but alas, ’tis another blog post for another day.
I have made these cookies probably 5 different variations of this recipe. (The one I refer to is the second on the page). But my variation I share with you is my favorite by far!
Milk and Cookies
- 3 c oatmeal
- 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour (GF flour works fine too)
- 6 T brewer’s yeast
- 1 c ground flax seed
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 c walnuts (or nuts of your choice)
- 1 whole dark chocolate bar chopped. (3 oz.)
- 1/2 c dried fruit (I like cherries or cranberries for this)
- 3/4 c pumpkin
- 2 t vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 c raw honey
- 1/2 c coconut oil
- 1/4 c water
(I gotta say that this takes too many bowls and is sticky, but, I think, along with all who have tried it, that it’s worth it. I’m all about full disclosure though…)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 2 large cookie sheets.
- In a small bowl mix flax and water until incorporated.
- In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt and brewer’s yeast. (Dry ingredients– minus the oats).
- In another bowl mix together coconut oil, 1/2 c honey (save the rest for later), vanilla, eggs and pumpkin. (Wet ingredients). Whisk until incorporated.
- Add the flax to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir. (You might want to bust out your mixing bowl, but I never do because I don’t want to clean a 4th bowl!)
- Mix in walnuts, chopped chocolate, and dried fruit.
- Mix in oats. It’s super sticky by now so I am mixing with my hands for this step.
- Add final amount of honey and mix well. Note: I say ‘amount’ because I only add another 1/2 c at this step, making my total amount of honey 1 c. If you like sweeter cookies, add 1 c, making your total amount of honey 1 1/2 c. Personal preference).
Scoop onto greased sheets and press down lightly. Bake for 13-14 minutes.
Note: My friend had a genius idea, that these should be pressed into a pan and baked, and then cut into squares. I think she’s right. At the time of writing, I had not tried that method yet, but, it is on my list of never-ending things to do! If you try it, share your results with us!
Makes: Enough for the week and then some…
*If you would like additional breast feeding resources, in addition to a doctor’s advice, my favorite resources are:
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