Sweet Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

Written by Ana Slocum on July 31st, 2015

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Making milk is a full-time process, so why not reward yourself with a sweet treat that will likewise help provide your body with the nutrients necessary to whip up batch after batch of Mama Juice? There are numerous sources that cite the benefit of oats and flax in the production of milk, and healthy amounts of fats and sugars are necessary to produce to nutritionally complete milk.

This recipe is totally customizable. I recommend using sucanat, but it can be hard to find in some areas, so feel free to use alternatives like demerrara sugar, coconut sugar, or even white sugar. And if you prefer a different style of sweet chip, like milk chocolate chips or peanut butter chips, or a different type of dried fruit or nut combination, you can substitute those for the white chocolate or dried fruits – just keep the ratio of dry add-ins the same – about a cup.

Even if you are past needing a boost for your milk supply, these cookies are great to make together and are full of vitamins and fiber that you won’t typically find on the shelf in the store.

Sweet Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sucanat or other “natural” sugar
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. flax seed meal
  • 4 tbsp. whole golden flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. bootstrap molasses
  • 2 brown eggs
  • 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tbsp. nutritional or brewer’s yeast
  • 3 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 c. white chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries or raisins (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix together dry ingredients in one mixing bowl, except for oats, chips, and cranberries.
  2. Blend together wet ingredients.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and dried fruit.
  5. Drop onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 9-12 minutes at 375º.
  7. Cool and enjoy!

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This article has been edited from a previously published post from Panda & Ananaso.

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Ana is a single mother to one inquisitive and precocious young man and works in Environmental Science. She loves all things cute, green, and crunchy and supports practical sustainability, peaceful and gentle parenting, and autonomy through all stages of life. Ana blogs at Panda & Ananaso, and you can find her on Facebook!

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