Oatmeal-Raisin Lactation Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 10 Minutes
Yeild: 36-48 Cookies
Oven Temp: Convection 375* F
- 1 ¼ Cups Coconut Oil
- ¾ Cup Raw Sugar
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
½ tsp. Salt
¾ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. Baking Soda
3 Tbsp. Ground Flax Seeds
½ Cup Protein Powder*
¾ Gluten-Free AP Flour
2 ¾ Cups Rolled Oats
1 Cup Raisins (Optional)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Optional)
*I use plant based Vanilla Protein Powder, however you should be able to use your favorite protein powder in non-flavored, vanilla, or chocoate.
- Replace Coconut Oil with Unsalted Butter (same amount)
- Replace Raw Sugar with White Sugar (same amount)
- Replace Gluten-Free Flour with 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- Replace Protein Powder with All-Purpose Flour (same amount)
- You can add chopped nuts for more good fats if desired
- You can use frozen blueberries or similar as an add-in instead of raisins or chocolate chips
- When choosing additives (raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.), I would suggest limiting to 2 cups in total.
- Preheat oven to convection 375*
- In a large bowl, cream together Coconut Oil and both Sugars.
- Beat in Eggs and Vanilla Extract
- Mix in: Salt, Ground Cinnamon, Baking Soda, and Flax Seed until well combined
- Add: Protein Powder and Flour, Beat until combined but be cautions of over-beating
- Stir in any additives by hand. Use up to 2 cups of whatever you want to add in;
Suggestions for additives are; Raisins, Chocolate Chips, Chopped Nuts, Frozen Fruit
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown
- Remove from Oven and let cool. Cookies can be transferred to a cooling rack after a few minutes
I eat two at a time once or twice a day for lactation support. Always remember to drink tons of water and eat a well-balanced diet fro optimal lactation. These cookies are meant to be a replacement for less nutrient dense snacking or desserts. These cookies provide soluble fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, vitamins and minerals such as iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, folate, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin) to name a few. The good ingredients in these promote healthy function of many of the bodies systems such as digestive, circulatory, organ function and much more.
You could probably adjust the sugar content down and add chia seeds to accomplish a breakfast bar base and add in a pureed fruit with pectin mix on top for an awesome lactation breakfast bar :) I have done something like this before with a strawberry- rhubarb mix and it was delicious!