When it rains, it pours, right? Over the last 8 months, the world (my world) has been inundated with beautiful new lives. I think I know of at least one baby a month to have been born over the last 8 months, some months there have been two or three.
After my struggles with breast feeding and the lack of sleep, I know that the best gift that you can get is some food and baked goods. I never had a night where I didn’t think that I could cook dinner, but it was so lovely to not have to.
Lactation cookies aren’t made from mumma’s milk, they’re chock full of Galactagogue. What’s that you ask? They are ingredients that are said to promote milk supply. These key ingredients are: oats, ground flax seed, brewers yeast.
Do you do home delivery for new mum’s? Ever eaten a lactation cookie?
- 2 tbspn flax seed meal
- 4 tsbpn water
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup wholemeal plain flour
- 4 tbspn brewers yeast
- 1 tspn baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup choc chips
- 1 cup sultanas
- Preheat oven to 180*C
- Mix flax seed and water in small bowl, set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar in mix master.
- Add eggs one at a time, until well combined.
- Add flax mixture, and vanilla, beat well.
- Add flour, yeast, baking soda and salt, mix until just combined.
- Stir through oats, chocolate and sultanas.
- Roll tablespoons of mix into a ball and place on baking tray, with about 2 cm between.
- Bake for 12 mins, cool on tray for 5 mins before transferring to cooling rack