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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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  1. Dionna @ Code Name: says

    I'm so glad you posted this – I'll be making a batch of these *very* soon!

  2. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Addictingly delicious :)

  3. 4Eighteen says

    Those look great! When we have another baby this will be my good excuse to eat cookies!

  4. says

    I FINALLY stopped procrastinating and made these. So good! I subbed unrefined coconut oil for butter, b/c it's also supposed to be "lactogenic".

  5. says

    I past this stage but will keep them in mind for my sister. It's so amazing to me that certain foods can help milk production.

  6. Syenna Lister says

    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 ;)

  7. Katina Garduno says

    Oooh I'm excited to try these! I don't eat wheat and I hope a flour substitute works out :-)

  8. Lisa C says

    Can't go wrong with oatmeal cookies! I didn't know that about flax and brewers yeast…good to know!

  9. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Yes! For the babies sake I hope you give it a try ;)________________________________

  10. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Good to know about coconut oil – I didn't know that!________________________________

  11. Phoebe Robinson says

    Oooh yum. I'm printing this out ready to have on hand in the kitchen, they look delicious!

  12. says

    These cookies are always a hit! After my husband ate three I told him he would start lactating. Ha! Always good to post this recipe. Everyone looks for it!

  13. ThatMamaGretchen says

    My husband snuck one … I think he was too scared to have more :)________________________________

  14. hobomama says

    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!

  15. ThatMamaGretchen says

    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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