These oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect wintertime (lactation) snack! They’re made with warming spices and three ingredients thought to help boost milk supply: gluten-free rolled oats, Brewer’s yeast, and flaxseed meal.
For any moms out there who might be sensitive to oats: I always buy gluten-free rolled oats (you can also find them at Trader Joes). If you can’t eat oats then try my paleo n’oatmeal raisin cookies! Just add a little Brewer’s yeast and flaxseed meal to make them “lactation cookies” 🙂
I’ve been all about lactation recipes lately (have you seen my recipe for paleo lactation mithai? stay tuned for my recipe for lactation bars!). I think they’re a great way to provide new mommas with the energy they need during what can be an exhausting time.
I love how much these cookies remind me of the holiday season. The toasty oats, chewy raisins and sweet spices are perfect for this time of year. Nursing mommas definitely deserve to indulge in healthy holiday treats every now and then, so if you know any new moms – make them a batch of these cookies 🙂
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon Brewers yeast (optional to help with lactation)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Small pinch of nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nut butter of choice
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or ghee/butter)
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins (and/or chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine the coconut sugar, flaxseed meal, brewers yeast, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl.
- Add the nut butter, coconut oil and eggs to the bowl and using a hand mixer, beat the mixture until it becomes creamy.
- Fold in the oats and raisins.
- Using a small cookie scoop, place the batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and set.
Disclaimer: I’m not a scientist or a doctor, so I can’t give you any expert health or medical advice. I’m just a food blogger who likes to eat. The information on my blog should not be construed as professional medical advice. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. If you have any health concerns, contact your physician or another health care professional.