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Lactation Cookies {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}

Lactation Cookies, Healthy, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Increasing breast milk supply, Foods that increase breast milk, breastfeeding, breastfeeding hunger

Lactation Cookies {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}

Mamas! You know I have your back! I’m so excited to release our newest recipe – Thrival lactation cookies! These are perfect to have on your bedside while you are nursing your little one because let’s be honest – there is serious MUNCHIES while breastfeeding. I remember it like yesterday.

While I couldn’t find any studies on oats + breastmilk, some moms swear by it and it’s been one of those tidbits that have been passed down for generations, BUT they are oats. In cookie format. Snack. You can sell me on it without the particular research. πŸ˜‰ There are other known galactagogues, which are plants that increase the breast milk supply. The other galactagogues I use in the recipe are sesame seeds + almonds + cinnamon!

Some observational studies that were done said that some of these galactagogues could benefit in a psychological perspective. It’s reassuring when we’re sitting there breastfeeding our little one and we feel like we’re doing everything – like eating a cookie that can possibly help production! That’s a natural stress reliever because let’s be honest, this is NATURALLY a stressful time on the body. You’re providing food for your baby, your hormones are a little out of wack postpartum, you’re getting lack of sleep, etc. Eating a healthy cookie as a comfort food can be stress relieving.

Lactation Cookies, Healthy, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Increasing breast milk supply, Foods that increase breast milk, breastfeeding, breastfeeding hunger

Lactation Cookies {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 15 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats Gluten Free*
  • 1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil Melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix the almond flour, oats, flaxseed, sesame seeds, baking soda, coconut sugar, and cinnamon! Mix until combined.
  • In the same bowl, now add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients - the coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond milk! Mix well until everything is well combined. Your "dough" should be formed by now!
  • Fold in the chocolate chips to the dough. It's up to you how much you want to use.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are soft + firm. Serve with a heaping glass of water and/or chamomile tea (which is also known to help increase breast milk supply!).
Lahana Vigliano
lahana@thrivalnutrition.com

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Thrival Nutrition. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@thrivalnutrition).