I love clean eating. After all the holidays I fell off my routine a little, but I decided to come up with a little something my nursing mamas. Lactation cookies! I can’t call it completely clean, but it’s very easy to clean up, and it’s close. These cookies will boost your supply just as all the others do.
The brewers yeast is the main ingredient for boosting milk supply. It has a very bitter taste. The sweeter the recipe, the more you can get away with adding. I stuck to the standard 1 Tablespoon. It’s plenty for any recipe, but adding more may make your cookies bitter.
I used coconut oil in place of butter, though I know many clean eaters consider butter a clean addition to their menu. If you use butter, use one cup. These cookies are really good as is. Using unrefined coconut oil leaves a faint coconut taste. This took a lot of trial and error trying to make it without sugar and without butter.
I made some decent batches without sugar, and substituting honey and maple syrup, but they weren’t amazing. I’m not sharing unless they taste really good. So I gave up trying not to add any sugar and added coconut sugar (found at Walmart). I also used store bought dark chocolate chips here. There are recipes to make your chips at home, and clean. I haven’t tried, but I plan to. It appears to be very simple. The chips are the only “unclean” ingredient I added.
First, I used 1/2 cup of coconut oil. I filled a bowl with warm water to soften the oil in its container for easy distribution. I know women who swear upon coconut oil boosting their supply. I’ve seen no proof, but coconut oil has many health benefits. Then I added 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar. You can cut down the sugar some, but I wouldn’t take out too much. Coconut sugar acts just as brown sugar to keep those cookies moist. I added some raw honey to sweeten it up just a hint more. Then I beat an egg into my batter. After I got everything mixed well, I got my warm water, stirred in the flax seed, and preheated the oven to 350 degrees. While I let the flax settle, I got my dry ingredients ready to go. In a separate bowl, I added 100% whole wheat flour (white whole wheat is nice, but I ran out trying to get this recipe made), baking soda, kosher salt, and Brewers yeast-found at most local health food stores. I add a couple capsules of goat’s rue, but I had to order that on Amazon and it’s optional. I like to whisk the dry ingredients to combine well. Add chia seeds here if you are adding them. Chia seeds have many health benefits, and are great for improving the quality of your milk.
By the time my dry ingredients are combined, the water and flax gels up slightly. I add the vanilla to the flax and stir it all into the sugar mixture. Then I stir in the dry ingredients. Once everything is completely mixed, I add the oats and use a spatula to stir them into the batter. Then I dump in my chips, distribute then evenly.
I drop 12 tablespoons of batter onto the pan, leaving space between each drop for expansion. If they are too close, they will run together. I place my pan into the oven at 350 degrees, and bake 10 minutes. Watch them the first time so you know how long until they are done with golden, brown edges. I would say between 8 and 12 minutes. Once they are done let them cool and then eat up!
Sidenote- I make a dozen and freeze the rest to make several batches.
This recipe turned out fabulous for me. Tell me how it worked for you, did you do anything differently?
- 1/2 C Coconut Oil
- 1 1/2 C Coconut Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 C Honey
- 1/4 t Kosher Salt
- 1 t Baking Soda
- 2 C 100% Whole Wheat Flour
- 4 T Warm Water
- 2 T Flax Seed
- 1 T Brewers Yeast
- 3 Cup Oats
- 1/2 C Dark Chocolate Chips
- Add a teaspoon of chia seeds and goat's rue for extra supply benefit!