**LACTATION COOKIES**

These are a gorgeous little gift if you have a friend who has had a baby recently… if nothing else they are an energy boost needed to keep mama going!

  • OATS: Contain saponins (an immune-stimulating compound that can help increase levels of prolactin –  a key hormone for milk production.)
  • BREWERS YEAST: This ingredient is in every Breastfeeding Cookie recipe I came across..! Lots of B vitamins. Tastes sort of bitter so needs balancing out with other flavours.
  • FLAXSEED: Contains omega3 & omega6 fatty acids which are essential for developing a baby’s immune system & prevent allergies
  • ANTIOXIDANTS: fibre & superfoods in Chia, Coconut, orange.

Ingredients:

  • 3 TBsp  flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 cups of chopped dark Choc
  • 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup mixed goji berries/raisins / dried strawberries etc.
  • grated rind of 2 Oranges (& squeeze of a little juice even)
  • 2/3 pack of butter / coconut oil
  • 1 & 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Brewer’s Yeast
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160’C & Line a tray with baking paper
  2. Mix flaxseed meal with water in a small bowl and leave to one side for 5 minutes.
  3. In the bowl mix the butter & sugar til creamed. Add in the flax mixture, egg yolks, vanilla, baking soda, orange grind, salt, and yeast. Mix until combined.
  4. add in the Flour then Oats.
  5. Stir in the chocolate, walnuts, orange coconut, and dried fruit etc until evenly mixed.
  6. 2 TBsp worth of mix into a spoon then press lightly down on the tray
  7. Bake for 9 minutes. They will seem not ready but will cool and harden on a wire rack.
  8. Dip into your tea and ENJOY x

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