Lactation Recipes

July 20, 2010

Mom’s wishing to increase their milk supply might try making these: 


Lactation cookies


1 C butter

1 C sugar

1 C brown sugar

4 T water

2 T flaxseed meal (no subs)

2 Lg eggs

1 t vanilla

2 C flour

1 t baking soda

1 t salt

3 C Thick cut oats

1 C Chocolate chips or raisins

2 T Brewers Yeast (no substitutions)


Preheat oven at 375.

Mix 2 T of flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs.
Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla.
Beat until well blended.
Sift: dry ingredients, except oats and choc chips.
Add butter mix to dry ing.
Stir in the oats and then the choc chips.
Drop on parchmant paper on baking sheet.
Bake 8-12 minutes.



Oatmeal Lactation Breakfast Bars


2 c. butter, Crisco, or margarine

1 c. granulated sugar

2 c. packed brown sugar

4 eggs

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

2 1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. wheat germ

1/4 c. brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast powder

1/4 c. flax meal (or whole flaxseed milled fine in a coffee grinder)

4 c. oatmeal 

1 bag mini semi sweet chocolate chips

1 c. nuts 


Cream butter and sugars well, then add eggs and vanilla and beat until well incorporated.

Mix all dry ingredients except for oats in separate bowl, then add all at once and stir in as well as possible by hand before mixing with beaters until smooth.


Add oats and chips (and nuts, if desired), and stir until well blended.


Divide dough into five parts and line a 10x7 cookie sheet (with shallow sides, like a jellyroll pan) with foil, then spray foil with nonstick spray. Spread 1/5 of the dough into the foil-lined pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


When done, simply lift out the bars by the foil and place another piece of foil into the pan and spray for the next batch. Allow to cool at least slightly before cutting each pan of bars into eighths. Makes 40 bars.


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