These cookies are great for lactating mothers. The most important ingredients in this recipe are;
- brewer’s yeast which you can purchase from any health food store it contains iron, protein, b vitamins, chromium, selenium and various other minerals. It’s not only great for milk production but it is believed to help with fatigue and ‘baby blues’
- Oats are another must for breastfeeding mothers. They are high in fibre and full of iron, protein and complex carbohydrates. Low levels of iron in the body can actually reduce milk supply.
- Flaxseed has good fats and enzymes, which are important for increasing the content of breast milk.
1 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
1/2 virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2-3 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons of brewers
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1 & 1/2 cups
1/2 cup of chock chips
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flaxseed and water; let them sit for a few minutes before adding to mix.
Add the dry ingredients (apart from the oats and your choc chips) and mix well again.
Finally, stir in the oats and your choc chips.
Make the biscuits (I use a dessert spoon as a rough size guide) and place them onto a lightly greased or lined baking tray.
Flatten them a little with your fingers or a spatula – if you like a soft center, don’t squash them down too much.
If you like you can just make them into balls – I do this and I love the soft center! Bake the lactation cookies for around 10-12 minutes, depending on how well cooked or crunchy you like your biscuits.