I’ve called these my “cookies when I’m not supposed to be eating cookies” for a good while now and make them year round, but they’re also fantastic for upping your milk supply. It’s as simple as going heavy handed on ingredients like chia seeds, flax seed and oats while adding in some brewer’s yeast but this combo will be a healthier choice over a box of oatmeal cream pies and easier on your wallet than ordering lactation cookies from a local bakery.
NO BAKE HEALTHY COOKIES
- 1 cup dry old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 2 tblsp chia seeds
- 4 tblsp brewer's yeast
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tblsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
- Stir together oats, flax seed, chis seeds, brewer's yeast in a medium bowl.
- Add in peanut butter, vanilla extract, honey, maple syrup and stir.
- Add in chocolate chips.
- Toast coconut (either on stovetop or in oven). Then add toasted coconut on top of chocolate chips and wait a couple minutes. (This allows for the chocolate chips to melt a little bit and create a more balanced chocolate flavor. It's optional but I think the recipe tastes better with an even chocolate taste.
- Stir until well mixed. If you feel like it's too dry, add a bit more of your favorite wet ingredient.
- Chill mixture for half an hour.
- Once chilled, roll into small balls. I use a tablespoon to shpe the balls.
- Store in an airtight container for about a week in the fridge or freeze for a while longer.
If you want to make these without concern over your milk supply, simply skip the brewer’s yeast and go lighter on the chia seeds (mainly to avoid the inconvenience of them getting constantly stuck in your teeth).