Lactation Cookie Recipe {Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk}

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Where do I begin this post?! I’m currently breastfeeding my 3rd child. I’m sleep deprived and I feel like a walking food truck. Breastfeeding did not come easy to me. I’ve been through my fair share of supply issues, of exhaustion and frustration when it comes to nursing / pumping.

I’ve tried every little trick to boost supply and I’ve found what works for me: Drinking lots of water, pumping after nursing the baby, taking Fenugreek supplements and eating lactation cookies. If you have ever ordered lactation cookies, you know they are expensive. I can’t justify ordering them when I can just as easily make them! It took a few rounds to perfect the recipe but I just love this Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookie. It’s so easy to make, pretty healthy and helps you make more milk.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Lactation Cookies {Gluten Free}

Yields approximately 32 cookies depending on thickness

Ingredients:

¼  cup of butter {I used a 1/4th cup of coconut oil but If you don’t like coconut taste then stick to butter}

1 ¼ tsp of baking soda

2 ½ tbsp of brewer’s yeast

3 tbsp of milled flax seed

½ cup of natural sugar

¾ cup of brown sugar

3 cups of Rolled Oats {I used trader joes brand}

6 oz of chocolate chips {I used trader joes chocolate chunks}

1 cup of peanut butter {optional – if you don’t like PB or have an allergy, don’t use}

2 eggs

1 tbsp of vanilla extract

1 tbsp of water

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar. Beat until creamy. Add the sugar, eggs, baking soda and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the flax seed, water, brewer’s yeast and peanut butter and mix well. Now it’s time to add your oats & chocolate chunks.  Use a spatula and fold until mixture is combined. Use a small cookie scoop and pack the dough into the scoop. Note:

The tighter you pack your dough the more round the cookies will remain during baking. Place scooped dough on a cookie sheet with parchment paper about 2 inches apart. If not using parchment paper then lightly grease your cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown around the edges.

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Tips

I love my cookies to be a bit rounder – they stay moist and don’t harden as fast as flatter cookies do. If you have a hard time getting your cookie to stay round then put dough in fridge to harden a bit before baking.

Also, I’ve heard that eating the cookie raw will give you more of a milk boost. If that’s the case, I’d leave out the eggs and add in a few more table spoons of water. I’d rather not chance getting sick of raw egg.

Finally a little note on brewers yeast. No it’s not baking yeast, not even in the baking isle of the super market. This is a supplement and I was able to find it at my natural foods store but you can find it online here.

Feel free to experiment with this recipe. Add in peanut butter cups or nuts or cranberries. The awesome thing is you can make it your own. Just remember the key milk making ingredients are the brewers yeast, the flax seed and the oats. Happy Milk Making and remember to #hangintheremama you got this! Leaving you with a little instagram pic below of my girl’s little chunky monkey thighs. Follow me on instagram for more adorable pics!

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