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Friday, January 24, 2014

Mother's Milk Cookies

Nursing a newborn is not easy. Three year old brothers complicate things, a snowy winter complicates things, mastitis and flukey weight gain complicate things. So treats are in order. I baked myself up a tray of Mother's Milk Cookies which are full of healthful ingredients that are not only delicious but also encourage milk production. Nick and Dylan downed many a cookie as well so they're not just for the milkmaids of the family. 

If you have a new mom friend in need of a pick me up I highly suggest dropping over a box of these little beauties. And if you want a wholesome cookie for your kids this recipe is super easy - just scale back on the brewers yeast for a less "yeasty" taste. 

Our sweet baby Gray has a favorite spot in the house - on the kitchen floor lounging below the skylight. He keeps me company there, rolling around and squeaking, while I cook and clean. I can't get enough of his little face.

Mother's Milk Cookies

3 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups millet flour (or any flour you like)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons brewers yeast
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
3/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, chocolate chips, yeast, flax seeds, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.

2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, eggs, melted and cooled coconut oil, and vanilla until everything is well combined.

3. Stir dry ingredients into wet. Scoop heaping tablespoons of batter onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.


  1. Hi Sarah - I don't have children, but I can imagine this is a joyful but also trying time. I have several friends due in the spring, so I will be making these delicious looking cookies for them, if not before. If I can't find brewer's yeast, would you suggest simply leaving it out or subbing in something else? Thanks!

  2. Hi Katie,
    The brewer's yeast is included to aid milk production so if that's something your friends are interested in it's helpful but you can easily leave it out. The oats and coconut both encourage milk production as well so you're covered!
    Happy cooking!

  3. Hi Sarah, The strangest thing happened today. At our stroller fitness class this morning, a dear Mama brought me in some delish Mama's Milk Cookies to help with my dip in supply - lovely eh? When I asked her for the recipe she said, Oh I got it from one of my fav websites, Two Blue Lemons - I told her you were a former Stroller Mama - funny this small community of ours isn't it! Anyway, the cookies went down a storm (gave one to the guys working on our house today and told him to let me know if he started to lactate haha). Hope all is well - your boys are fabulous! Suzanne x

  4. Suzanne - so cool! Who was the lovely baker? Congratulations on your new addition. Hope you're getting some rest. XO


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