Maternity leave is over, and since returning to work, I am afraid that my supply is dropping. These are awesome little bites that give me the energy to get through a long day of teaching and add a protein punch for my evening workouts. It doesn’t hurt that they are packed with galactagogues!
I am on a mission to find as many ways to disguise brewers yeast in recipes as I can! With the brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, and oatmeal, these cookies will most likely give you the supply boost you are looking for! This recipe is “paleo-ish” because oatmeal doesn’t fit I to the paleo diet, but as a breastfeeding mommy, I am not willing to give it up. The rest of the ingredients are guilt-free, so go ahead and eat up these cookies! It’s for the baby, right?!
WAIT! If lactation isn’t your thing:
You can very easily make these normal muffins! Skip the brewers yeast and use a cup more almond meal instead of the flaxseed meal.
If lactation is your thing:
It is so hard finding ways to incorporate brewers yeast into recipes and have them still taste good. Luckily, all of the sweet ingredients and spices in this recipe balance out the bitterness. The yeast and the flaxseed meal will hopefully boost your milk supply and all of the other ingredients will keep you on the paleo diet. These make a great breakfast or snack on the go. Double up the recipe and freeze a batch for later, they defrost perfectly with 30 seconds in the microwave!
I am afraid that the word “lactation” is going to scare people away from trying these incredible brownies. Just skip the brewers yeast and replace the flaxseed meal with extra almond flour, and you will be left with an incredibly moist and decadent dessert . I am usually quite happy with my recipes, but I was downright shocked at how delicious these turned out!
I realize that this recipe applies to a very small population, but I think that for those who are interested, this will be greatly appreciated. When I was three months postpartum I decided it was time to get back on the paleo train. Baby weight plus postpartum binging had me feeling super gross. I feel fabulous now that I am eating clean again. I am almost completely paleo again with a couple of exceptions – oatmeal being one of them. I am exclusively breastfeeding my sweet angel, and like most mothers, I am worried about supply. Oats are known to boost supply, so I am not willing to give them up for as long as I continue to nurse.