Lactation Oatmeal Cookies

Lactation cookies are great. I mean, what could be better than eating a cookie or two without guilt, afterall, it is good for both you and the baby, right? 🙂 

If you’re not breastfeeding, this cookie is still delicious, just omit the brewer’s yeast and fenugreek and add 2tbsp all purpose flour, or raw cacao powder. 

Ingredients

1 large egg

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
2 tbsp brewer’s yeast
1/2 tbsp fenugreek powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. Beat eggs, sugar, coconut oil, banana and vanilla extract until fully blended

3. Mix dry ingredients, except for the chocolate chips

4. Add dry ingredients to the egg mix, and blend well

5. Add chocolate chips

6. Drop tablespoon sized balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (~24 cookies total)

7. Bake for ~12 minutes

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Ingredient Highlight: Oatmeal

Oats are a very good source of selenium (antioxidant protecting against free radicals), phosphorus (component of membranes, storage and transfer of energy), and manganese (metabolism of amino acids, DNA, RNA, and fatty acids), also are a good source of magnesium (energy production, muscle relaxation, heart functions) and iron. A special fiber in oatmeal, called beta-glucans, steadies the absorption of carbs and as such, balances blood sugar levels. Oatmeal is also a heart-friendly food. Whether you prefer rolled oats or steal cut oats is really a personal preference, as long as you don’t opt for instant oatmeal which is loaded with sugar and can have extra additives.

Nutrition Info (1 cookie)
Cal: 101 | Fat: 4g | Carb: 15g | Protein: 2g

 

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