I thought I’d share this amazing recipe for lactation biscuits a good friend uses to help her with her milk supply. These yummy biscuits are suitable for both pregnant and breastfeeding mummies. And they do work!
So here’s the recipe:
1 cup gluten free wholemeal flour
1/2 cup coconut oil – it’s super good for you!
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
2-3 tbsp of water (depends on how moist you prefer the cookies to be)
1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional)
1-2 tbsp brewers yeast – do not substitute with baking yeast or any other yeast
1/2 tsp salt
11/2 cups oats
In a large mixing bowl, cream the oil and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flaxseed and water, let them sit for a few minutes before adding to mix. Add the dry ingredients (apart from the oats and your additional ingredients – you can add chocolate chips, dried fruit…) and mix well again.
Finally, stir in the oats.
Make the biscuits (I use a dessert spoon as a rough size guide) and place them onto a lightly greased or lined baking tray.
Flatten them a little with your fingers or a spatula – if you like a soft centre, don’t squash them down too much. If you like you can just make them into balls – I do this and I love the soft centre.
Bake the biscuits for around 10-12 minutes at 170°C depending on how well cooked or crunchy you like your biscuits.
You can eat the dough raw too.
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