I was so blessed to hear from one of the many mothers I have had the privilege to help with breastfeeding a few weeks back. She had mentioned how much she enjoyed my previous lactation cookie recipes and then shared a few new recipes she created as well. Her baby had a dairy sensitivity so, she has come up with a fabulous lactation cookie recipe sure to help increase your milk supply and be a healthy treat for the whole family. So with out further ado…
This is based off of the Quaker Oatmeal Vanishing cookies recipe. It is also dairy free for all those dairy sensitive little ones:
Dairy Free Lactation Cookie Dream Drops
created by Dana Stavana
1/2c coconut oil room temperature (should be in it’s liquid state)
3/4c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2c granulated sugar
2 eggs room temperature (very important, otherwise it will cool the coconut oil and you will get lumps)
1tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2c all purpose flour
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned or rolled oats
1c dried cranberries
2c hot water or hot cranberry juice, unsweetened
1tbsp brewers yeast
3 tbsp flax meal
Soak cranberries in the hot water or cranberry juice for 1 hr to rehydrate them. Drain and set aside.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the coconut oil, brown and granulated sugar until creamy (medium speed with a mixer). Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and brewers yeast. Slowly mix into the sugar mixture. Add the flax meal, oats and cranberries, mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 min until golden brown.
makes 4 dozen
Stay tuned for more recipes from the talented Dana including: Guinness chocolate chip cookie, steel cut oatmeal pancakes and a curried cauliflower soup! For other lactation cookie recipes visit: Nut or No Nut recipe
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Want this recipe for my granddaughter as she needs these and is coming to visit.
I have made these many times and they definitely helped me pump a bit more – I also believe the ingredients are just good things for a nursing mom’s diet regardless of milk supply. I started making an extra batch each time and freezing the dough in ice cube trays so I could bake them fresh when I ran out without much effort. Lord knows nursing moms don’t have much free time to try and bake cookies every five days!
great tip! Thanks!
I am nursing twins and love this recipe as I have to be dairy free for one of them. They are delicious. I am unable to view the recipe now it just shows comments. Can I find the recipe else where or could you send it to me please?
Hopefully you are able to see the receipes now. Please let me know if you need more assistance.