Vegan Lactation Cookies Recipe

Try this delicious vegan lactation cookies recipe and eat them whether or not you’re a nursing mama!

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If you are trying to bump up your milk production – or if you simply LOVE delicious cookies – this lactation cookies recipe is for you! We packed in the best galactagogues (galacta-what?!), which are substances that promote lactation. I’m eating these to increase my milk production for Luna. Now, if Cristina starts producing milk… then we’ve got ourselves a winning recipe!

As a vegan, I debated for a long time whether or not I should breastfeed my daughter, since that isn’t vegan… and I’m definitely joking lol! But how awesome is it that this is the only time you get to eat something vegan and produce humane free-range mostly-organic milk as a result. 😉

So what’s in these lactation cookies?

We have 4 galactagogues. Fenugreek is one of the most highly recommended medicinal herbs for boosting milk production. We’ve used toasted and ground fenugreek seeds in these cookies that bring a delicious taste to the mix. Brewer’s yeast and oats are next – they’re often recommended by lactation consultants as dietary supplements for nursing mothers. Finally, ground flaxseed is added to the mix: its fat content and nutritional properties help produce rich milk for your baby!

Servings: Makes about 14 lactation cookies.

Preparation time: 15 min

Total time: 35 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 apples
  • 2 cup oats
  • 2 ½  tbsp flaxseed
  • 3 tsp instant baking yeast
  • 4 tsp Fenugreek seed  toasted and ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Use ingredients that are local to you. Substitute a banana for a pear or chocolate chips for prunes.  

I’m eating these to increase my milk production for Luna. Now, if Cristina starts producing milk… then we’ve got ourselves a winning recipe!

Chocolate + Mix of spices + banana-apple purée
Cookies ready for the oven
Cookie mix

Instructions:

  1. Turn the oven on to 350ºF.
  2. Blend the bananas and apples in a high-power blender until it forms a purée.
  3. Lightly toast the fenugreek seeds in a tray in the oven. Once toasted, grind the seeds in a food processor.
  4. Put the banana-apple purée in a large bowl and slowly mix in the oats, toasted fenugreek seeds, Brewer’s yeast, flaxseed, chocolate chips, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Your mix should be fully homogenous.
  5. Use your hands to evenly spread several drops of olive oil on your baking tray so that your cookies won’t stick.
  6. Form the cookies with your hands and place them on the baking tray.
  7. Bake for 15 min.

Once they are out of the oven, let them cool before pouncing on them. (We may have burned our tongues by not waiting long enough…) And then, try to have just one. I dare you! 😉

What’s the verdict? What do you think about these vegan chocolate chip cookies? Do you have your own favorite lactation cookies recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

Permaculture principles applied:

Use Small and Slow Solutions

Isn’t it empowering to realize you don’t need to break the bank by buying packaged lactation cookies at the store? Doesn’t it feel good to slow down? Carve out a moment in your day to make cookies (or have your partner make them!) from scratch with easily accessible ingredients.

Obtain a Yield

You can’t make milk on an empty stomach. Put 15 minutes of work into these delectable cookies, and reap the beautiful reward of more breast milk. Notice uncommonly noticed yields as well, like a memory made with your family in the kitchen, a fleeting moment to catch a break from your newborn, or savoring a warm treat while nursing your baby.

Use and value renewable resources and services

Breastmilk is a beautiful local, carbon neutral, renewable resource that helps keep your baby healthy!

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