My boy is a foodie. He loves to eat. I love that he loves to eat. I love making his baby food for him too. His love for food has one serious side effect though and that is my rapid reduction of milk production. I have been nursing him for nearly nine months and have found that milk production is slowing down in the past month. While I am ready to take my baby’s cues and wean him from nursing when he is ready, I know that he isn’t quite there yet. So, I turned to the kitchen to help increase my milk production so that we can continue nursing until he is truly ready to wean.
I found this recipe on pinterest and tweaked it a little to make it a little more lactation friendly. Honestly, this cookie already had good bones though as it contains no added sugar and it’s base is oats! I am a dairy free, gluten free mama so this cookie is perfect for me. This is definitely not your sugar laden cookie though so if you are looking for that recipe there are a ton of them online! If you want the hippie version, keep reading.
3 ripe bananas
2 cups gluten free oats
1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of freshly ground almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 cup grain free, dairy free chocolate chips
1 cup ground flax
3 Tbsp brewers yeast
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
shredded coconut ( I eyeballed mine and added approx 1/2 cup)
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Blend all ingredients in mixer. Spoon ( I use a cookie scoop from Williams and Sonoma which is perfect!) onto parchment lined baking sheet or non-stick baking sheet. Use the back of spoon to flatten cookie a little as this mix will not spread. Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool and store in air tight container. Yields 2.5 dozen cookies.
These cookies have all the good stuff and will hopefully help increase or maintain milk supply. A couple of cookies a day is all I need to notice that milk production is steadily increasing. Let me know if you try this cookie and what you think!
EDIT: I have made some minor adjustments to the recipe by swapping out the olive oil for coconut and including shredded coconut in the recipe.