11.05.2013

Healthier Lactation Cookies- Lactation Cookie Recipe #3

So the last two recipes I posted for lactation cookies are delicious, but the jury is out on effectiveness at the moment.  This recipe, I saw an increase right away in my breast milk BUT you are going to spend more $ on ingredients and the cookies are not as yummy.  Maybe that's good, I won't overeat them, that's for sure.  This also only makes around half the cookies compared to the other recipes.

Ingredients:

·         1 cup coconut flour
·         1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
·         1/2 cup brown sugar
·         2 tablespoons flax seed meal
·         2 tablespoons of water
·         2 eggs
·         1 tablespoon vanilla extract
·         1 teaspoon cinnamon
·         1/4 cup of Brewer's Yeast
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         1 & 1/2 cups steel cut oats (NOT instant oats)
·         1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the flax seed and water together in a small bowl and set aside for now.

Cream together coconut oil and brown sugar.  Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.

Add coconut flour, cinnamon, brewer's yeast, and salt.  Mix well.

Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Roll into balls (again, I use the OK symbol with my thumb and pointer finger and make balls about the size of the empty circle) and place onto a silicon baking sheet.  Smash them flat a little- these will not spread out like other cookies.

Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your oven.

Make about 36 cookies.


Results-  Well, the day I made these, I ate about 9 (they are very small) and it was my best producing day ever, up just under 2 oz from the day before and also the day before that.  The 2nd day, I only ate 6, and am back down to where I was in the days before eating these.  They are somewhat dry and crumbly, stay in their ball shape after baking, and very, very not-sweet.  You will taste the Brewer's Yeast, but, if you do the math, 1/4 cup of Brewer's Yeast in 36 cookies is less than 1/2 teaspoon per cookie, and it's one of the main things to help your milk supply.  I don't find the taste bad, though some of you certainly will, but I also won't snack on these like I do the other recipes.

Updated results:  While I was still working on this post, on day 3 after making these cookies, I woke up with a small lump that turned into a full fledged clog by noon.  After LOTS of time with a heat pack, my pump and Lecithin pills, I think it's out, but if you've ever had a clog you know that the pain lasts for a few days after it's gone.  At least it's not Mastitis, I suppose.  I NEVER get clogs since starting a Lecithin regime, so I'm wondering if it's these cookies causing a slight increase and me not getting all the milk out as a result.  I will be getting into my breastfeeding regime later.

2 comments:

  1. This post is great. Thank you for this post. I like this type of people who share knowledge with others.

    Lactation Cookies

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  2. 3 Studies SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually burn fat by consuming Coconut Fats (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!

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