Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies (for the breastfeeding mom)

These are surprisingly pretty yummy!

Recipe Courtesy of Noel Trujillo

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (or substitute)
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups thick, rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips*
4 tablespoons brewer's yeast**

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well. Add eggs and mix well. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.

Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mix. Stir in oats and chips. Scoop onto baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes. Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.

*Variations: Instead of chocolate chips (or in addition to), add add walnuts, almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, hemp seeds, spirulina, sesame seeds or any combination of the above.

**Next time, I will add more Brewer's Yeast.  I couldn't even taste it and it is one of the more beneficial ingredients.


Luna said...

Brewer's yeast has a VERY strong flavor.... so be careful! I always had trouble with supply and I made the cookies several time.

You can also add some fenugreek. It has a maple-y flavor.