Here is an interesting recipe given to me by Bernice Coleman. She was picking up ingredients for these cookies in my store a couple of weeks ago. Seemingly, eating them will promote the formation of more breast milk for Mum’s breastfeeding. She was making them for her daughter- in-law who had just had a baby. I thought this would be of help to all young mothers out there with new babies. Did you know that at my store, Sharyn’s Pantry, we love to weigh your babies on our scale. Just bring along a receiving blanket to place under your little one and you will know right to the ounce or gram what your baby is weighing. We have weighed babies for all of our 35+ years in business and just love doing it. Thank you Bernice for caring and sharing your helpful recipe for all breastfeeding Mums.
1/2 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. pure vanilla
2 tbsp flax seed mixed with 2 to 3 tbsp. water (allow to stand for several minutes)
1 cup self-rising whole wheat flour (if you don’t have this just mix 1/2 tsp. baking powder with 1 cup of wholewheat flour)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 to 2 tbsp. brewers yeast (This is a nutritional non-active yeast, we carry this at Sharyn’s Pantry. No substitutions.)
1/2 tsp. Himalayan fine salt
1- 1/2 cups large-flake rolled oats
Options: You may add in any of the following: dried fruit: raisins, cranberries, blueberries, nuts or seeds, ground almonds, coconut.
METHOD: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. In bowl one, combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Stir the flax seeds with the water and allow to sit for several minutes. Then add this into the coconut oil mixture. Mix well. Mix the flour, cinnamon, brewers yeast, salt and rolled oats together. Now stir this into the first bowl ingredients. Add in any of the optional ingredients you wish. Form the dough into cookies and place them on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes. At 10 minutes the cookies will be soft. At 12 minutes the cookies will be firm. You choose.
NOTE: If pregnant, do not eat the raw cookie dough. If breastfeeding, you can eat the dough raw or baked.