World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 1-7 August. I created these delicious lactation cookies to mark the occasion.
Frequent feeding is a surefire way to increase milk supply. However, anecdotal evidence coupled with ancient wisdom points to a number of foods that may assist in its production. They include oats, brewers yeast and flaxseed.
Good nutrition is vital to us all, but especially for new mothers who are nursing a newborn, These lactation cookies are choc-a-block full of goodness and are a special, well-deserved treat for any new mumma!
Dark Chocolate and Orange Lactation Cookies
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 4 tbsp brewers yeast
- 4 tbsp flaxseed (also known as linseed)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 oranges zest only
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 100 g dark chocolate roughly chopped
- 2 eggs
- 125 g butter
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl place rolled oats, flour, brewers yeast, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, orange zest, vanilla bean paste, coconut sugar and dark chocolate.
- Mix well to combine.
- Lightly beat eggs in a seperate bowl and add to the other ingredients.
- Cube butter and melt in microwave for approximately 30-40 seconds. Add to the large mixing bowl of ingredients.
- Mix all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
- Scoop mixture using a large tablespoon and press firmly into a ball. Flatten slightly and place onto a baking tray. Mixture yields approximately 22 biscuits.
- Cook in the oven for approximately 12 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking tray before eating.