Makes 5 dozen cookies - an excellent make-ahead food to prepare for while waiting for baby. Freeze 2/3 of the cookies in ziplock baggies, and they are there to grab whenever you are desperate for a meal, whether it's breakfast, a missed dinner, or middle of the night breastfeeding munchies. These cookies are delicious, and full of nutrients your body needs to heal and feed a growing baby!
xo Sarah Vine, Glow Doula
- 2 c oats
- 1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
- 1 c high fiber cereal (any sort! I used this Trader Joe's kind last)
- 1/2 c wheat germ
- 1/2 c oat bran
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 c seeds - can be sesame, hemp, pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia
- 1 c butter, room temperature (or coconut oil)
- 1 c applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 c brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 c chopped almonds and walnuts
- 1 c rasins or cranberries,
- 1 c chopped dates
- 1 c dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie pans with baking paper. Combine all dry ingredients.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
- Add dry ingredients a bit at a time, until mixed.
- Stir in nuts, rasins or cranberries, dates and chocolate bits.
- Form golf ball sized cookies, flatten onto cookie sheets 1 inch apart. Bake 13/15 minutes, cool, enjoy!
- Oats and oat bran - iron, also known to increase lactation
- Wheat germ - vitamin E, zinc, B vitamin folate
- High fiber bran cereal - good digestion regulation
- Seeds and nuts - good sources of essential DHA fats important for infant (and mother) brain development
- Walnuts - omega 3, calcium, iron, vitamin B6
- Almonds - increase milk production
- Dates, raisins and cranberries - iron, carbohydrates, potassium, help regulate the gut.
- Dark chocolate - makes you happy! And that is always a good thing.