Yes, these oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies help new mamas make milk. Don't worry, they are good for the rest of us too AND having a batch of cookies made keeps the kiddos happy and mamas sane. That's a win-win.
These chocolate chip lactation cookies are full of oats, brewer's yeast and flaxseed - all ingredients that help boost breast milk supply. Breast feeding can be hard work. I nursed Madilyn for 17 months and Juliana for 15 months. Both experiences are great memories but I also remember it being hard work and very stressful at times. These cookies are a great gift idea for a new mama gift. Instead of a new baby outfit, give your friend's a batch of cookies.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup brewer's yeast
- ⅓ cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup real maple syrup
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine dry ingredients - oats, flour, sea salt, brewer's yeast and ground flaxseed.
- Combine wet ingredients - maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.
- With a cookie scooper or spoon, form dough into small balls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
My girls had such a great time helping me make these cookies for a friend of ours who just had her third baby. Instead of another baby outfit, we gifted my friend with a couple dozen of these cookies.