As a food lover, one thing I looked forward to while I started breastfeeding was getting to munch on some yummy cookies! You might have heard of galactogue foods. They are known to help the production of milk, and oats are part of the list.
I did look and try several lactation cookies recipes until I created my own with what is available here in Bangkok.  Oh, and these cookies are gluten-free!

Here are a few details about the ingredients… 

Rolled Oats
I am using the brand Bob’s Redmill, that you can find at Sunshine Market, as well as Villa Market. These are 2 of the places I usually shop at.
What I love about oats is that they go well in many recipes, including the lactation cookies. They are very nutritious, and as nursing makes me very hungry, oats are great to have in your kitchen!

Almond Flour
A great alternative to wheat flour when you are trying to limit or avoid gluten. I usually buy the one from the brand Heritage (green packaging), also available at Villa Market.

Organic Eggs
Although they will be cooked, choosing fresh and free range is a must for me when it comes to eggs. There are several brands available, my usual go to is the Hilltribe Organics.

Coconut Sugar
All the original recipes I checked were suggesting other sweeteners, but since we are in Thailand, why not using coconut sugar! I do like the brand Nuttarin. They also do have coconut oil and flours, as they are a “Coconut Lifestyle” brand.

Butter
For those not using dairy, I suggested coconut oil, but for me, butter gives such a nice taste to pastries and cookies!
I have been using the “grass-fed” version of Anchor butter, sold by Paleo Robbie.

Flax seeds
The brand I buy is again Bob’s Redmill. The important part here is to grind the seeds before using them. That is a trick I learnt from Laura. And here is how to do it: Pour the flaxseed into a blender and blend it for about 3 minutes. You can also grind flaxseed using a food processor or a coffee grinder.

Brewer’s yeast
Last but not least! This ingredient is said to be a key ingredient in the lactation cookies recipe. To share with you, my personal key ingredient was clearly the oats, and I could do without the brewer’s yeast but I didn’t have a milk supply issue. I believe this is important if you have a low production of milk.
Here in Bangkok, I found some at Radiance Wholefoods. Together with some pretty tasty nut butters and other goodies.

There are many versions possible for lactation cookies and other snacks too. Please share your versions!

Recipe written by Joëlle 

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LACTATION COOKIES
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
small cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
small cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat over (180 degrees)
  2. In a big bowl, mix the oatmeal, almond flour, brewers yeast, ground flax seeds, and sea salt
  3. Add the beaten eggs and start mixing, adding slowly the butter (or coconut oil) , the nut butter, the coconut sugar and the chocolate chips
  4. Continue mixing until getting a homogenous consistency for your cookie dough
  5. Form little balls, flatten slightly between your palms and place on non-stick tray
  6. Bake for about 15 min
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