If you’re currently breastfeeding or know someone who is, then this recipe for apple cinnamon lactation cookies is for you. Did you know that specific foods such as whole oats, flax meal, and brewer’s yeast can help naturally boost your milk supply? Each of these foods provides their own health benefits. They are rich in fiber, protein, and iron that are essential to your body’s milk production.
Milk supply issues can be a source of stress for breastfeeding moms. To make matters even worse, stress can further decrease milk production. There are teas and over the counter supplements available, but let’s face it: none of these are as satisfying as a batch of homemade cookies. Pair the whole oats, flax meal, and brewer’s yeast with fresh apples and cinnamon and you’ve got a delicious treat. Whip up a batch of apple cinnamon lactation cookies as a thoughtful gesture for a new mom who is nursing or enjoy them yourself!
Apple Cinnamon Lactation Cookies
- 1 ½ cups whole oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp. Brewer’s Yeast
- 3 tbsp. flax meal (NOT flax seed)
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 egg
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large honeycrisp apple
- 3 tbsp. water
1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
2. Combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
3. In a separate bowl combine the vanilla, egg, butter, and water.
4. Peel and grate the apple then add it to the wet ingredients.
5. Slowly mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
6. Drop 1 tbsp. portions of batter on the cookie sheet 2 to 3 inches apart.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
- • 1 ½ cups whole oats
- • 1 cup whole wheat flour
- • 1 cup granulated sugar
- • 3 tbsp. brewer’s yeast
- • 3 tbsp. flax meal (NOT flax seed)
- • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- • ½ tsp. salt
- • 1 tsp. vanilla
- • 1 tsp. baking soda
- • 1 egg
- • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- • 1 large honeycrisp apple
- • 3 tbsp. water
- Preheat your oven to 350°.
- Combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine the vanilla, egg, butter, and water.
- Peel and grate the apple then add it to the wet ingredients.
- Slowly mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
- Drop 1 tbsp. portions of batter on the cookie sheet 2 to 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
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Have you tried freezing these? I’m wondering because I’m only 34 weeks but I want to make sure it doesn’t change the consistency or flavor. Thanks!
1 large Apple is ambiguous. How much grated Apple should there be? One cup?
What would be a good butter substitute in this recipe?
Alea Milham says
You could use a dairy-free margarine or coconut oil. However, coconut oil make alter the flavor.
How do you store these? I assume you only need one or a couple a day, so will they keep for 12 days without freezing?
Leslie Van Damme says
The only change I would make is to take that 3 tbs of water and soak your flaxmeal in it for at least 5 minutes, then add it to your wet ingredients. I also did a 1/2 cup of steel cut oats and 1 cup of rolled. I like the bit of crunch. I will definitely make these again!
Flax meal is ground flaxseed. So you can buy flaxseed and use it in the blender (I use my coffee grinder). ? Your body can only truly absorb all the nutrients from flaxseed if it’s ground. Super good for you.
But most importantly this recipe is delicious!
I’ve tried a few other lactation cookie recipes and these by far are the best. Only one slight revision. I added raisins to the second batch I made and they made all the difference. Have made them several times and will make them again. Thanks for sharing
Could you substitute applesauce for the grated apple? They look delicious!!