Sweet treats to fill those teets

May 3, 2017

This one goes out to all my breastfeeding' mamas! We all know the phases our poor boobs go through; pre-pregnancy boobs, newly pregnant lady boobs, milk just came in (porn star) boobs, sore breastfeeding boobs, and the mystery of what they will look like when we are all finished! Now, I am lucky enough that my milk production is a little ridiculous and I haven't really needed  these recipes yet but I know that's not the case for everyone! Breastfeeding is no doubt tough but hopefully these sweet treats will help you produce a little extra milk today!

 

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 c. whole west flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 c. peanut butter 

1/2 c. butter - softened

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 T. brewers yeast (found at Whole Foods or any other natural grocery stores-can also be ordered on Amazon)

1 c. flax

1/3 c. water

2 large eggs

3 c. chocolate chips (I like to substitute m&m's)

1 3/4 c. oats

 

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit 

Mix flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda in a small bowl. In a mixer or large mixing bowl beat peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, brewers yeast , flax, and water on high until creamy. Add in the eggs, mix on low. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat on low (unless you want to create mass chaos and a huge mess). Mix in chocolate chips and oats.

Place pingpong sized balls of cookie dough onto a greased pan. Lightly press down on each ball of dough to create flat cookies.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes

No-Bake Lactation Bites

Ingredients:

2 c. old-fashioned oats

1/2 c. ground flaxseed

3 T. brewers yeast

1 c. peanut or almond butter 

1/2 c. honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. dark chocolate chips

 

Using a mixer and paddle attachment, mix everything but the chocolate chips. Mix on low speed until all ingredients are well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll out golf ball sized smooth balls and place on a parchment sheet lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

 

*Recipe found on thebakermama.com*

Lactation Smoothie 

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen fruit

1/2 c. almond milk

1 c. finely ground oats

2 T. brewers yeast

 

Blend in mixer until smooth and drinkable. Add ice for a thicker texture.

Banana Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins

Ingredients:

3-4 very ripe bananas

1/3 c. butter - very soft or melted

1 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

Pinch of salt

1/2 c. rolled oats

2 T. brewers yeast

1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I added half a cup b/c well, CHOCOLATE) 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Line muffin pans with muffin papers

In a large mixing bowl, mash up your very ripe bananas. Add the soft or melted butter and mix until blended. Add vanilla and eggs until until blended and then mix in sugar. In a separate large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, brewers yeast and flax seed until blended. Add the banana mixture to the dry mixture and mix until blended well. Once well blended mix in the rolled oats. Add the chocolate chips or nuts! (your choice) Once all ingredients are well mixed fill the muffin tins (lined) about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Lactation Granola Bars

Ingredients:

2 cups whole grain old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup flax seed

2 tablespoons brewers yeast

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 egg, beaten

2 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Optional add ins:

1 sliced or mashed banana

3/4 cup chocolate chips

3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, blueberries, apricots)

1/2 cup dried, shredded coconut (try it toasted!)

1/2 cup nuts – walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, etc.

 

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Make a well in the center and add all of the wet ingredients.  Mix together well.  I find the best tool for this is my hands.  Just make sure you have all of your add ins ready to go or you will find yourselves with gooey hands needing to open the bag of chocolate chips.  Gently mix in your add ins and press the mixture into your prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, turning once halfway for even baking. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and then cut into bars.

 

*recipe found on http://www.thecocinamonologues.com*

 

 

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