If you know me, you know I can't cook much of anything. My baking isn't much better. So when I tried this recipe for the first time I was skeptical. Most people wouldn't have any issue just mixing ingredients together, but I'm not most people!
These bites are so addicting and easy to make. 10 minutes is all you need. You can substitute honey or agave for the sugar and coconut oil for butter if you'd like a slightly healthier option, but nursing burns a lot of calories. This recipe makes about 48 bites.
Don't be afraid to experiment by adding some other ingredients. In the picture here, you can see I've added some dark chocolate chips. You could throw in some dried fruit. If you're having big supply issues, you could break open a couple of capsules of fenugreek and mix that in. The sky is the limit with this one!
·2 1/2 cups rolled oats (I use GF oats)
·1/2 cup crushed raw almonds (sliced almonds crushed in your hand work well)
·1/2 cup ground flax seed
·4-6 tablespoons brewer's yeast* (don't skip this: it's super great for milk supply and a mood booster!)
·1 teaspoon cinnamon
·1 cup sugar
·1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter/coconut oil
·1/2 cup of milk
·1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
·1/2 cup almond butter (peanut butter works as well)
·1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper
2. In a large bowl combine oats, almonds, flax, yeast, and cinnamon
3. In a sauce pan combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 2 minutes
4. Remove pan from heat and add almond butter and vanilla
5. Pour chocolate mixture into oat mixture and stir until well combined
6. Spoon your cookies onto the baking sheets and allow to cool
7. Store cookies in the fridge and snack at will. They also freeze great
Mix up a batch, share them with a nursing mama, and of course, show us your final results!