Homemade lactation bikkies got to be one of the best love gifts you can gift to a new Mum. Baking your own allows you to customise these bikkies to what is available in your pantry and to your favourite flavour combinations. Most of the recipes found on the net uses AP (all purpose) flour, brown sugar and the addition of eggs (not a problem usually).
crunchy umami boob juice boosting bikkies
With a bag of freshly grind millet flour in the pantry, I used that as my base along with gluten free rolled oats. Instead of brown sugar, I replaced it with low GI coconut sugar. To add a touch of umami, I’ve also replaced sea salt with a dollop of red miso & unsulphured molasses. Both of these ingredients add a good dose of B vitamins, trace minerals and depth of flavour. Leaving out the egg was not intentional (hard not to be distracted with multitasking!).
Banana spiced kefir milkshake & bikkie
I realised on hindsight that I much prefer a crunchy bikkie to dunk in my cuppa. Do add in an egg per recipe if you prefer a chewier version. This is a great version for kids to enjoy as snacks even with the addition of brewer’s yeast (which can be left out if they find it too bitter). To make sure that your lactation bikkies actually does it magic for the new mum (increase boob juice supply), don’t leave out the brewer’s yeast. Knowing that you might be a busy mum yourself to be baking this for another new mum, I’ve made this into a 1 bowl recipe. 1 bowl recipes also means there’s less washing and cleaning up to do at the end. That’s always a win win for me as it’s one of the key elements to a no fuss recipe. This is from the mum in me to you. Know that you don’t have to follow recipe to the T, customise with whatever you have in your pantry. Enjoy!
Funny story…..Tboy, kept his distance from these bikkies when told by his older sister that “these cookies make you grow breasts!” You should have seen the look on his face! Gave us all a good laugh….. #oldersisters
Millet & miso lactation cookies (gluten free)
1 bowl recipe for morish cookies to nourish new mums and hungry kiddies
- For a chewier version - add in 1 egg and 1-2tbsp water
- Dry ingredients
- 1 cup millet flour
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (find gluten free or replace with quinoa flakes if you are sensitive to gluten)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp organic molasses
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp brewer's yeast
- Wet ingredients
- 1/2 cup grass fed ghee or coconut oil, softened at room temperature
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp red miso
- Optional additions
- 1 handful of
- - activated seedy museli
- - paleo granola
- - your favourite blend of seeds or nuts
- - dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven at 180C.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix it up till well blended.
- Add in all the wet ingredients and mix well with either a wooden spoon or with bare hands (my preferred method).
- The mixture should compact well and stay together when you roll the bikkies into balls.
- Using slightly damp hands, roll out cookie balls into walnut size and flatten gently between the palms of your hands.
- Place flatten cookies on a parchment lined baking tray about 5cm apart.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20mins till golden brown and smelling delicious.
- Cool completely on tray before storing them in an airtight container (if it doesn't make it to your belly first.)
- These bikkies will harden slightly upon cooling (unless additional water & egg are added for a chewy version).
- I have added a small handful of paleo granola to this batch to add a nutty bite.
- To make this preparation even easier, you can throw all the ingredients into a food processor and process till the dough comes together. Follow the above instructions on rolling the bikkies out.
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