Everyones breastfeeding journey is different, it always takes a few days or a week for your milk to come in after giving birth. I never felt as though I made enough to exclusively breastfeed Vivienne and I was desperately wanting to find ways to up my supply. These lactation cookies not only taste ah-mazing but they really worked a treat. Both my sisters and myself used this recipe all with great results. Key ingredients are flaxseed meal, brewers yeast and oats, which all aid in the production of breastmilk. These little cookies are the perfect snack to keep away those tummy grumbles (feeding makes you SO hungry!) and up your supply! Win, win!
150 grams butter
60 grams white sugar
60 grams brown sugar
60 grams brewers yeast
60 grams flaxseed meal
80 grams self raising flour
100 grams rolled oats
150 grams dark chocolate bits (this is optional and for flavouring, you can also use peanut butter, white chocolate bits, macadamia nuts, anything you like!)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of Salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Combine butter, white sugar and brown in a bowl. Melt.
Once melted, add to the mix the brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, your choice of flavourings (chocolate bits), vanilla essence, egg and salt. Mix until combined.
On a lined baking tray spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough and press down slightly.
Bake in oven for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
Once cooled cookies can be frozen and defrosted when you need. You can also make and freeze the dough if need be.
While these cookies are made with a purpose they can be enjoyed by the whole family!