These healthy Lactation Cookies are so simple to throw together and new moms love them! Filled with wonderful natural ingredients and they taste amazing, too! They’re whole grain, all-natural, gluten-free, and vegan. Made without refined sugar, oil, or butter, these cookies are thick and chewy, and filled with flavor. Even non-nursing moms love these for quick and lasting energy.
PERFECT GIFT FOR NEW MOMS...
It's always wonderful to bring a few homemade meals to new moms, just a few favorites to have in the fridge or freezer to make those first few days and weeks a little bit easier. One of the things that my sweet girls have always loved are these homemade Lactation Cookies. A pretty basket filled with homemade cookies, filled with all of their personal favorites, is something that they really love.
These are so very simple and easy to make! Whether new mom is nursing or not, these cookies provide quick and lasting energy. Not only delicious, but they work!
And these delicious Lactation Cookies are great for a breakfast on the go, an afternoon snack, or even dessert - they're great all day, every day!
CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR FAVORITE INGREDIENTS...
2 cups (160g) old-fashioned whole oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (250g) peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup (60ml) pure maple syrup (NOT pancake syrup) or honey
1/3 cup (60g) natural unsweetened apple sauce or apple butter
1 large ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup (75g) raisins or chopped dates
1/3 cup (75g) dried cranberries or dried cherries
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup (70g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup (28g) ground flax
3 Tablespoons brewers yeast
2 Tablespoons milk
HOW I MAKE THESE:
YIELD: Makes 12 cookies.
Originally published September 2019, revised & reposted January 2021.
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