I love these lactation cookies! With both my babies I’ve made a few batches as part of my pre-birth-cook-up which I stored in small groups in the freezer. I love them because they are delicious, because I always get hungry when I’m breastfeeding and these are a quick snack, and because they are great for milk supply.
1 cup self raising wholemeal flour (if you have plain flour, add 1/2 tsp baking powder)
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2-3 tablespoons of water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons of brewers yeast
1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt
1& 1/2 cups oats
1 cup of your favourite biscuit ingredients like chocolate chips, coconut, nuts or dried fruit (as brewers yeast can taste a bit bitter). I love making choc cranberry cookies, or for a healthier alternative I make apple coconut using fresh grated apple.
Preheat oven to 170C
Cream oil / butter and sugar, then add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flaxseed and water, let sit for a few minutes before adding to the mix.
Add the dry ingredients (apart from the oats and your additional ingredients) and mix well.
Stir in oats and your additional ingredient.
Make the biscuits and place them onto a lightly greased or lined baking tray. Flatten them a little with your fingers.
Bake for around 10-12 minutes depending on how well cooked or crunchy you like them.
In case you are wondering, they really do work! The key ingredients that help with milk supply are the oats, flaxseed and brewers yeast.
And, if you don’t want to share, just tell others that lactation cookies contain your breastmilk. Problem solved. 😜