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Healthy Lactation Cookies To Increase Milk Supply

Lactation Cookies! Boost That Mommy Milk!

I loved making lactation cookies when I was nursing my youngest daughter. I made multiple recipes, trying to find the perfect one. My issue was that most of the recipes were loaded with sugar, butter, and other junk. I just couldn’t do it. I needed to find a healthier organic recipe. I found a few different recipes that were okay, but not ideal. So, I decided to make up my own.

I am not a baker by any means. Which is probably why the last batch I made wasn’t great. Don’t get me wrong, the taste was great, but my steel cut oats were like little pebbles. I ate them anyway and they did the job! I filled my freezer with milk and was happy!

I’ve been waiting for the moment to redeem myself from my pebble cookies, and I finally got that shot! A friend of mine has been concerned about her supply. She went back to work and is currently under the weather, so I offered to make her some cookies.

Bring on the COOKIES!

Now, like I mentioned before, I wanted to make a healthy lactation cookie. Full of GOOD fats and tons of fiber! I didn’t want to use butter or white sugar. If you prefer to use butter and sugar, I’ll include the measurements in the recipe. I love that these can be dairy free, by buying dairy free chocolate chips. You can add dried fruits or raisins to really kick up the flavor. Make it your own!

Gather your ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (I forgot it to put it in the picture…oops!)
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 3 Cups Steel Cut Oats/Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (do not use bittersweet)
  • 1 Cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2-4 Tbsp Fenugreek
  • 3 Tbsp Flax Seed Meal
  • 6 Tbsp Hot Water
  • 3 Tbsp Brewers Yeast

Step 1. Soak steel cut oats in milk.

*If you are using old fashion rolled oats, you can skip this step.

To avoid crunchy cookies and uncooked steel cut oats, do a quick soak. I read you can soak oats overnight to soften, but I didn’t want to wait. Here’s what I did.

Pour 3 cups steel cut oats in a glass bowl. Cover the oats with milk (I used almond milk. I’m sure water would have the same effect, just won’t have same texture).

I do not have a microwave, so I warmed the bowl for 20 mins in my toaster oven. Cook until the oats have absorbed the liquid.

Set aside.

Step 2. Prepare the flax seed.

If you have whole flax seeds you’ll need to grind them in a coffee grinder to make a meal. Put 3 Tbsp of flax meal into 6 Tbsp of HOT water and let sit for 5 mins. This will turn gelatinous. Do not use flax that is not ground. Whole flax seeds will not be absorbed.

Step 3. Grind brewer’s yeast.

Depending on how you buy your brewer’s yeast you may have to grind it. I couldn’t find brewer’s yeast in powder form. So, I found it in tablets and then ground them into a fine powder using my coffee grinder.

Step 4. Cream together coconut oil and sugar.

 Get your mixer out and cream together the oil and the sugar. Now, if you’re not a coconut fan, you are more than welcome to use regular butter and sugar. You could even do half and half white and brown sugar. Make it however you want it. I just prefer coconut oil and coconut sugar!

Step 5. Add in flax and other wet ingredients.

Add it all in and give it a mix.

Step 6. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add supplements.

This is where you can go nuts. You can decide what you want to add and how much. I chose to use 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. You can use whatever flour you have on hand. Add your salt, baking soda, and brewers yeast. Then, when adding your supplements, you choose the amounts. I personally use a lot of fenugreek. I feel like it really covers the bitter flavor of the brewer’s yeast. Plus, it gives it a great maple flavor!  You can also add blackstrap molasses and blessed thistle supplements for an added boost. I’d just double check with a doctor to make sure you have no sensitivities or health conditions.

Step 7. Pour the wet mix into the dry mix.

Slowly add the wet mix to the dry mix and stir. Don’t over mix.

Step 8. Add the oats and fold in.

Step 9. Add chocolate chips.

You can also add any dried fruit to this mix. You can also rehydrate any dried fruit to make it plump up with baking!

Step 10. Bake the cookies.

Make round balls and flatten with your hands making discs that resemble cookies. You can also take spoonfuls and drop the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 mins at 375 degrees F. This will create a soft cookie.

You can store in the refrigerator to keep them longer. Enjoy!

When I would make and eat the lactation cookies for myself, I would eat a cookie at every meal. You can up your intake if needed.

 

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Healthy Lactation Cookies to Increase Milk Supply

Lactation cookies are a great way to increase your breastmilk supply! I made this recipe to be as healthy as possible with a lot of fiber and nutrition, great for you and your baby!

Author Oh My Organics

Ingredients

  • 3 cups organic steel cut oats soaked
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp organic flax seed meal
  • 6 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organics coconut palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp brewer's yeast
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-4 tbsp fenugreek

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl combine flax seed meal and hot water, set aside for 5 mins. In a mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil and sugar with a hand mixer. Add in flax seed meal, vanilla, eggs and mix well. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, fenugreek, brewer's yeast. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold in oats and chocolate chips. Form round balls of dough and lightly press out with hands to form cookie shape. You can also take spoonfuls and drop directly onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 12-15 mins and cool on a wire rack. These will be soft and chewy. Store in an airtight container. Can be refrigerated to extend shelf life. 

Once you have a supply going, remember there are many more uses for breast milk than just feeding your baby. Check out all of our suggestions HERE!

 

 



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Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles (No Canning)

Summer… oh how I have a love hate relationship with it. I HATE the super hot humid days, but I love and can not get enough of the cook outs. Just something about a flame grilled burger.. YUM.. Another thing that I love is that my 3 year old loves burgers as much as I do! So, what goes best with burgers?  PICKLES!

I do have to say, I’m a pickle freak! 100% hands down, pickles are my thing. With burgers though, I need bread and butter pickles. One thing I can deal without though, is all the crap that comes in store bought, jarred pickles. Have you ever read the ingredients? Yea, no thank you.

So, I decided… Ill make my own! It was sooo easy! Check it out.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 lbs mini cucumbers

1 1/2 tbsp kosher salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp celery seeds

1/8 tsp ground tumeric

DIRECTIONS

Slice cucumbers into thing slices.

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Combine cucumbers and salt in a bowl and mix until thoroughly coated. Put the cucumbers into a shallow backing dish. Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours.

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Move cucumbers into a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water.

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Combine all remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stir until sugar is dissolved.

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Fill an airtight container with the cucumbers and pour the hot vinegar over the cucumbers. Let stand at room temp for 1 hours. Cover and refrigerate for 1 day.

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Enjoy! Will last in refrigerator for 2 weeks.

 



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Steaks with Frying Peppers and Gremolata Recipe

Steak…. yum.. It’s not something that I cook a lot but when I do, I always like to try new things. When I ordered my Sun Basket delivery I really wanted steak. Plus, if this was good, I would make it again! Let me tell you…. this is one I will make again and again. This was so simple. It had ingredients I could easily get at our local grocery store and it was done in a half hour!

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Here is what you’ll need:

2 tbsp butter

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1-2 garlic cloves

1/4 ounce pine nuts

1 lime

Fresh oregano

1/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika

2- 6oz top sirloin steaks

3 ounces spring onions

5 ounces cherry tomatoes

5 ounces sweet Italian frying peppers

Salt and Pepper

Olive oil

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Step 1. Prep your ingredients

-Let the butter come to room temp.

-Coarsely chop the parsley leaves.

-Coarsely chop the garlic

-Coarsely chop the pine nuts

-Finely chop the oregano leaves

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Step 2. Make the Gremolata.

-In a mixing bowl, combine the parsley, garlic, pine nuts, and half the lime zest. Season with salt and pepper.

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Step 3. Make the paprika butter.

-In a small bowl, using a fork, mash the butter with the oregano, paprika, and the remaining lime zest. Season with salt.

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Step 4. Cook the steak.

-Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper.

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-In a pan, warm 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook until well browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare, depending on thickness. Transfer to a plate and let rest. While the meat cooks, start the veggies.

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-Once the steak is cooked, set aside to rest.

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Step 5. Cook the spring onions and peppers.

-Trim the root ends from the spring onions; cut in half lengthwise.

-Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.

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-In the same pan used for the steak, add 1 tablespoon oil if dry. Warm over medium heat. Add the spring onions, season with salt, and cook, turning once, until lightly charred and softened, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

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Transfer to a plate.

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-In the same pan, raise the heat to medium-high. Add the peppers and season with salt. Cook until slightly charred and softened, 4 to 5 minutes.

6.Serve.

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ENJOY!

This dish was DELICIOUS!!  The steak was amazing.. Look at this cook on the meat!

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If you try this dish, please comment below and let me know what you think!



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