Vegan Lactation Cookies

I generally make a postpartum visit between 1-2 weeks after my clients’ deliver their babies.  I like to bring a little something for the mama at the visit, and as any mother knows, it is hard to get cooking done after bringing home a new baby.  A food dish that ties into postpartum care is the perfect creation of homemade baking and pampering the new mom.

A nutritious energy pick me up treat for anyone really.  The ingredient  list includes many  goodies said to support a postpartum women while gaining a plentiful milk supply for their baby.

 

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Ingredients:
2 cups organic old fashioned oats
1 cup organic coconut flour
1 cup  dried dates soaked in water
1/2 cup organic apple sauce
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup milled flax seed
1/4 cup carob chips
1/4 cup organic coconut shreds
1 tbsp. Brewers yeast
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
 

The Benefit for Mama and Baby:

Oats-  A known ingredient to boost milk supply in lactating women.  Also, a healthy increase in calories and fiber.

Flax and Walnuts-  Boost mama and baby’s brain development with omega 3s.

Brewers Yeast-  If your grandmother is around you were probably  told to drink a beer to help boost your milk suppy.  Even if the old wives tale is false, it is still a great source of B vitamins for added energy.

Carob Chips-  A great chocolate substitute without the caffeine.  Although, caffeine in chocolate would most likely be safe –as long as you don’t go overboard and eat a pound.  My motto is “better safe than sorry” because who wants a cranky baby?

Dates– No added sweetener with chemical or additives and high in potassium.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray cookie sheet with coconut oil.

In bowl mix dry ingredients until blended.  Set aside.

Blend dates and water in food processor until a smooth paste forms.

Mix milk, dates, and applesauce into dry ingredients.  Last add carob chips.

Mix well, form balls, and place on cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove and let cool completely or they may crumble easily.

 

lactation cookies
Ready to take to my clients.

 

Happy milking 🙂

 

 

 

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