Yep….we welcomed a new baby into our family THIS WEEK!
Say hello to Ezekiel Cruz Suell! (I’ll be sharing his birth story very soon)
He’s officially 5 days old, and I’ve already made, and devoured some amazing [SUGAR FREE] Lactation Cookies….but don’t worry, my family helped in the devouring part!
They are easy to make and delicious!
Here’s some of the ingredient benefits!
BREWER’S YEAST- “most commonly known for its use in the production of beer, contains iron, protein, B vitamins, chromium, selenium and various other trace minerals. Not only does it promote milk supply, it is believed to help with fatigue and the ‘baby blues.’”
OATS- “are another must for breastfeeding mothers. They are high in fiber and full of iron, protein and complex carbohydrates. Low levels of iron in the body can actually reduce milk supply.”
FLAX SEED- “has good fats and enzymes, which are important for increasing the content of breast milk.”
So obviously you can tell while the whole family could benefit from these delicious and nutritious cookies, plus gives me as a nursing mama a great excuse to EAT ALL THE COOKIES right now too!
LACTATION COOKIES [SUGAR FREE]
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons brewers yeast
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons organic unsalted butter
4 tablespoons unrefined organic virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup [sugar free] chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup nuts of your choice
*the last couple of ingredients can be intermingled or done without. Just add any of the extras you want to create texture, flavor, and more nutrients!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, yeast, flaxseed, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt.
Using your mixer, beat the butter (can be straight from the fridge) and coconut oil on medium speed until creamy. Add in the honey, and maple syrup, and beat on medium to high speed until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed. Add in the egg and egg yolk, beating until combined. Add in the vanilla extract and beat until combined again. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined and mixed. Stir in the extras (chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, nuts) that you are using
Scoop 1 TBSP of mixture onto a greased baking pan. Bake for 10-14minutes
If you make these, be sure to share a photo and tag me @BrittanySuell and let me know what you think!
Brittany and my new family of 5!