Oatmeal Raisin Lactation Cookies
OATMEAL RAISIN LACTATION COOKIES
Galactagogues are compounds that aid in increasing milk production and flow. Herbs such as alfalfa, blessed thistle and fenugreek have historically been used to aid with low milk production. These cookies use brewer’s yeast, rolled oats and flaxseeds which are all considered galactagogues and turn them into a delicious, satiating snack that can be eaten one-handed–everything a new mom needs! The addition of nut butter aids with satiety, brain function and meeting calorie needs for breastfeeding moms, while collagen protein can help with skin elasticity and stretch marks as well as meeting protein needs!
3/4 cup sucanat or coconut sugar
¼ cup flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon Brewers yeast
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon sea salt
3 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen
1 cup almond butter
2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil
2 pasture raised eggs
2 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (look for no soy lecithin!)
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the sugar, flaxseed meal, brewers yeast, collagen protein, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
Place the nut butter, ghee or coconut oil and eggs to the bowl of a standing mixer and beat until creamy.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients mixture and mix until combined. Once combined, fold in the oats, raisins and chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
Scoop the batter into tablespoon sized balls and roll between the palms of your hands. Place rolled cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and set.
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