We’re thrilled to bring you the first in a series of guest blog posts from nutrition and fitness expert, Adele Cavaliere. Get ready for delicious recipes and nutrition tips for pregnancy and beyond!

If you’re trying to boost your milk supply, why not do it with chocolate?! This recipe is all about increasing milk supply naturally and deliciously! My oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies are suitable for both pregnant and breastfeeding mothers – these bite size cookies serve a healthy treat loaded with natural galactagogues; brewer’s yeast, flax seed, and oatmeal (special ingredients that can help you produce more milk). So enjoy snacking and lactating, mama!

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COCONUT LACTATION COOKIES


When making these lactation cookies, please try to source organic, local ingredients wherever possible. They're so much better for you.
Servings: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup grass fed butter or ghee
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut or quinoa flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons brewers yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg grated
  • 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned plain rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs or 2tbsp pure cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes


Instructions

In a small mixing bowl stir wheat germ, flax and water, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream butter, maple syrup and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on high until creamy. Add the flax mixture.
In a medium sized bowl, lightly whisk flour, yeast, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt.
Sprinkle flour mixture over the butter mixture and mix on medium to low speed. Fold in the oats, cacao nibs/powder, and coconut flakes.
Collect 3 tablespoons of dough and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Flatten the rounds to make a cookie-like shape. Sprinkle with drizzled honey, chopped coconut flakes and chopped almonds (if desired).
Bake cookies at 350°F for 7-10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack.



Adele Cavaliere is a Nutritionist, Published Author, Fitness Trainer, Founder of Nutri-School & Mom of 4! Adele has worked with countless people empowering them to transform their lives, their bodies, and their careers! Adele has worked with celebrities and her success stories have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Shape, Fitness RX and more! Adele is passionate about providing the best health advice for mothers and babies – stay tuned as she completes her second book dedicated to pre and post pregnancy wellness. To learn more about Adele head to, adelecavaliere.com.