Nadia Lim's breastfeeding cookies
Makes 18-20 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cooks in: 12-14 minutes
Nadia Lim: Oats, fennel, brewers yeast and flax seed are all considered to be galactologues - in other words, substances that promote lactation in animals and humans. So, when I was a new breastfeeding mum, I created a recipe using all these ingredients in a cookie!
They're the perfect snack for when you're up at night breastfeeding
Brewers yeast can be found in the health food section of the supermarket, or a health food specialty store.
*To make dairy-free: use coconut oil instead of butter if you are avoiding dairy
- 2 ¼ cups rolled oats (make sure you use fine rolled oats, not the large jumbo rolled oats)
- ½ cup, firmly-packed brown sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons brewers yeast/savoury yeast flakes
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed or LSA
- good pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, lightly toasted and ground*
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 100g butter, melted (or coconut oil for dairy-free)
- 1 free-range egg
Preheat oven to 180degC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together until well combined.
2. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on prepared baking tray, evenly spaced apart. Use a fork to gently flatten cookies.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until light golden.
Leave cookies to cool.
Enjoy a couple with a glass of milk! They will keep for up to a week in an airtight container, or can be frozen.
*Place fennel seeds in a fry pan and toast on medium heat for a few minutes until light golden and fragrant. Finely crush/grind in a mortar and pestle.