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Oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies

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.
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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.

Oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Betsy of BMoore Healthy
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Serves: 3 dozen
These cookies not only help with breast feeding supply, they are super tasty and healthy for everyone!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup brewer’s yeast
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients – oats, flour, sea salt, brewer’s yeast and ground flaxseed.
  3. Combine wet ingredients – maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. 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.
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I love to bake and I love to get my girls in the kitchen to help me! Not only do kids get more creative with the foods they will try if they have a hand in the preparation, they also need to understand the effort it takes to cook and prepare home cooked meals! I think that kids respect their food more when they see their parents making home cooked meals and treats. Plus, kids LOVE to spend time with mom and dad in the kitchen! 


Before you know it, you can even let your littles take the lead and start doing most of the food preparation! Now, that is something to look forward to!
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17 Comments

  1. The trick about lactation cookies, is to make a large batch or two or three before the baby is born and announce loudly that you putting your “LACTATION cookies” in the freezer. Nobody will touch them. Perhaps I could make them and call them “estrogen balancing cookies” since I’m not pregnant. They look amazing!

    1. Hi Anne! I think you totally could add peanut butter. I think I would add about 1/3 cup and maybe add some more oats until you get a similar texture.

    2. I followed the recipe & added 1/3 cup natural (a bit more oily) peanut butter. They are delicious & perfect as far as texture goes. Maybe my oats were thicker & bigger too. I used Bob’s Red Mill & those oats seem to be bigger & thicker.

  2. How do did you get the cookies to come out flat. Whenever I make them they are very soft and not as chewy / crisp looking like your photo. Thanks!

  3. Can I use coconut oil instead of butter? Do you think it’ll ruin the flavor? I only have salted butter and already put the sea salt in. 🙁

  4. These are so good! I ate them all the time when my son was little. Recommending to someone and trying f to remember how long these typically last? Or do you refrigerate or freeze these /and then thaw to eat?

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