Sunday, August 18, 2013

No Bake Lactation Cookies Recipe - Keeping my granddaughter HAPPY!

I was not a breastfeeding mom.  I just wasn't raised around it, nor was I aware of the huge benefits of doing so. But, my daughter is a true believer in breastfeeding.  She tried with her first baby girl, but it just did not work out.  Then with her second baby girl, there were issues, which made it difficult for her to continue with breastfeeding.

Our two older baby granddaughters, Audryna & Lexcyee

 But with Brylee, her third baby girl, it has worked out perfectly! Though li'l miss Brylee is very demanding in that department.

Li'l miss Brylee, our newest baby granddaughter

So my daughter started looking up ways to increase milk production, and she found cookie recipes. I am sure there are tons of other ways to increase your milk, but my daughter loves her some cookies, lol! So of course, that is the direction she wanted to try.  She then asked me if she brought the ingredients (because she is an awesome kid like that, to not ask me to do something for her, without thinking she should be appreciative enough to provide the materials...though I would have totally never expected her to do that!) and recipe to me, would I make them for her...saying that every time she tries to make stuff like this, it messes up.  (I think it's the fact that everything is better when someone else does it for you!)  But no matter what the reasoning, me being the mom and grandma that I am, I jumped on it!

When she brought the ingredients, and the recipe for the No Bake Lactation Cookies, I was surprised to see that they are basically the same as Preacher Cookies, well that is what we call them, I see them on Pinterest as being No Bake Cookies. The only differences were the healthier ingredients. So on to the recipe....

Take one stick of butter and put it in a saucepan and start melting....

 Get a pretty big bowl and add 3 cups of steel oats,  1/8 cup of ground flaxseed meal,  and 1 Tablespoon of Brewers Yeast Powder (we did not use this because my daughter is already taking Brewers Yeast supplements daily),   set aside. 

Once your butter is completely melted,  add 2 cups brown sugar,  1/2 cup almond milk,  3/4 cup peanut butter,  and 1 cup carob chips, (you can use chocolate chips, but my daughter chose to use carob)  and bring it all to a boil.  Warning: When you are mixing up these ingredients as they are blending together, you are really going to be tempted to lick the spoon, DO NOT DO IT, it will scald you badly....take my word for it, lol.

Once it is at a full rolling boil, time it for exactly one minute, then remove from heat and pour the mixture into the dry ingredients bowl and mix well.  Remember the previous warning?  Yeah,  follow that again with this step,  again, taking my word for it....

Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper and allow to cool.   Then enjoy! 

And my daughter literally says that after eating a few,  she is waking up and is completely "full",  and beyond able to satisfy her very demanding baby girl!

Li'l miss Brylee's milk coma