More Milk Cookies

Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

I’m considering this a kid-friendly recipe since it helps mamas with their milk, which in effect helps babies be much happier!
I recently whipped up a batch of these for a new mama friend.
And, let’s be honest, I sampled a few myself :)
Seriously delicious!
The original recipe was found here, but I made a few of adjustments …
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 4 T water
  • 2 T flaxseed meal (I had flaxseeds and popped them in the Vitamix to make a powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 C oats
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 4 T brewer’s yeast
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix flaxseed and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes
  • Beat butter and sugars
  • Add eggs and mix well
  • Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, mix
  • Sift flour, brewer’s yeast, baking soda, and salt
  • Add dry ingredients to butter mixture
  • Mix in oats and chips
  • Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack

The brewer’s yeast, oatmeal, and flax seed are the magic ingredients which help to increase and sustain milk supply. So feel free to add a dash extra when you’re needing a boost. These are definitely what I consider a no-guilt treat, so have 2 … or 10! Bon apetit!

UPDATE | Jennifer from True Confessions of a Real Mommy whipped up these cookies in a gluten free version – YUM!

Carnival of Natural Parenting -- Hobo Mama and Code Name: MamaVisit Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama to find out how you can participate in the next Carnival of Natural Parenting!
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
(This list will be live and updated by afternoon November 8 with all the carnival links.)

  • Baking & letting go — Cooking with kids can be a mess. Nadia at Red White & GREEN Mom is learning to relax, be patient, and have fun with the process.
  • Family feeding in Child of Mine — Lauren at Hobo Mama reviews Ellyn Satter’s suggestions for appropriate feeding and points out where her family has problems following through.
  • Children with Knives! (And other Kitchen Tools) — Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy teaches her children how to safely use knives.
  • “Mommy, Can I Help?” — Kat at Loving {Almost} Every Moment writes about how she lets her kiddos help out with cooking, despite her {sometimes} lack of patience!
  • Solids the Second Time Around — Sheryl at Little Snowflakes recounts her experiences introducing solids to her second child.
  • The Adventure of Toddler TastebudsThe Accidental Natural Mama shares a few things that helped her daughter develop an adventurous palate.
  • A Tradition of Love — Kelly at Becoming Crunchy looks forward to sharing the kitchen traditions passed on from her mom and has already found several ways to involve baby in the kitchen.
  • The Very Best Classroom — Alicia C. at McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts reveals how her kitchen is more than a place to make food – it’s a classroom!
  • Raising Little Chefs — Chef Mike guest posts on Natural Parents Network about how he went from a guy who couldn’t cook to a chef who wanted to teach his boys to know how the food we love is made.
  • In the Kitchen with my kids — Isil at Smiling like Sunshine shares a delicious soup recipe that her kids love.
  • Papa, the Pancake Artist — Papa’s making an incredible breakfast over at Our Mindful Life.
  • Kids won’t eat salad? Try this one! — Tat at Mum in Search is sharing her children’s favourite salad recipe.
  • Recipe For a Great Relationship — Cooking with kids is about feeding hearts as well as bellies, writes Hannah at Wild Parenting.
  • The Ritual of Mealtimes — Syenna at Gently Parenting Twins writes about the significance of mealtimes in her family’s daily rhythm.
  • Kid, Meet Food. Food, Kid. — Alburnet at What’s Next? panicks about passing on her food “issues” to her offspring.
  • Growing Up in the Kitchen — Cassie at There’s a Pickle in My Life shares how her son is growing up in the kitchen.
  • Harvesting Corn and History — From Kenna at School Garden Year: The kids in the school garden harvest their corn and learn how much history grows in their food.
  • My Guiding Principles for Teaching my Child about Food — Tree at Mom Grooves uses these guiding principles to give her daughter a love of good food and an understanding of nutrition as well as to empower her to make the best choices for her body.
  • Kitchen Control — Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro writes about her struggles to relinquish control in the kitchen to her children.
  • Food — Emma at Your Fonder Heart lets her seven month old teach her how to feed a baby.
  • Kitchen Fun? — Adrienne at Mommying My Way questions how much fun she can have in a non-functional kitchen, while trying to remain positive about the blessings of cooking for her family.
  • Kitchen Adventures — Erica at ChildOrganics shares fun ways to connect with your kids in the kitchen.
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Finding the Right Tools — Melissa at Vibrant Wanderings shares some of her favorite child-sized kitchen gadgets and where to find them.
  • The Kitchen Classroom — Laura at Authentic Parenting knows that everything your kids want to learn is at the end of the ladle.
  • Kids in the Kitchen — Luschka from Diary of a First Child talks about the role of the kitchen in family communication and shares fun kitchen activities for the under two.
  • Our Kitchen is an Unschooling Classroom. — Terri at Child of the Nature Isle explores the many ways her kitchen has become a rich environment for learning.
  • Montessori-Inspired Food Preparation for Preschoolers — Deb Chitwood at Living Montessori Now shares lots of resources for using Montessori food preparation activities for young children in the kitchen.
  • My Little Healthy Eater — Christine at African Babies Don’t Cry shares her research on what is the best first food for babies, and includes a healthy and yummy breakfast recipe.
  • Two Boys and Papa in the Kitchen: Recipe for Disaster?MudpieMama shares all about her fears, joys and discoveries when the boys and handsome hubby took over the kitchen.
  • Food choices, Food treats — Henrietta at Angel Wings and Herb Tea shares her family’s relationship with food.
  • learning to eat — Catherine at learner mummy reflects on little M’s first adventures with food.

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56 thoughts on “More Milk Cookies

  1. Syenna Lister

    When nursing my twins, I loved the excuse to eat lots of flapjacks, porridge and oat cookies. I didn't know flax seeds were a good… I will try out this recipe, for the baby's sake ;)

  2. hobomama

    Oh, those sound sooo good. My husband made me batches of oatmeal cookies after my first birth because our midwives had told us oatmeal was a galactagogue and I don't like oatmeal in any other form. ;) Only, he heard wrong and thought it was galactaglog, so we called them glogs for short.Now…why didn't I get any after this birth? Oh, well, never too late to whip up a batch!

  3. ThatMamaGretchen

    Ha! I love it :)I didn't find out about these until a few months ago. The oatmeal is totally hidden and even though the brewer's yeast stinks during prep, you can't taste/smell it at all in the final product. Happy cookie eating!!! ________________________________

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