So after becoming a mother, and then becoming a mother trying to nurse with a low milk supply, I turned to anything that would help. And then I found cookies! Cookies should be the answer to every problem right? Since then I have been on a mission to find a way to hide the healthy benefits of Brewer’s Yeast, Flax and Whole Oats (the healthy trifecta). On their own they can be quite unappetizing, but hide those within a the right mix of ingredients and you get a beneficial snack.
These ingredients are used in many lactation recipes, but they can really be eaten at any time. My husband devoured them. After eating about five of them he asked “So does this mean I am going to lactate?”
No, these will not defy the laws of nature and cause men, children or non-nursing women to start developing a milk supply. They contain healthy vitamins and minerals not found in large quantities in everyday foods.
Brewer’s yeast, while filled with incredible nutrients like selenium, potassium, magnesium and folate, can taste pretty nasty on its own. Baking it into the cookies is a great way to hide that taste under sweetness, while also filling your body with these vitamins and minerals.
Flaxseed gives your body the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (good fat, yes! there is such a thing!). Whole oats have been praised for decades on their benefits, from a healthy cardiovascular system, stabilizing blood sugars, and providing a good source of fiber.
Though these ingredients do encourage milk supply in nursing women by supplying the nutrients they need, they can also be a great addition to anyone’s diet.
Check out One Bad Motherbaker’s new production below! These are on a trial run in my focus group right now and should be available in my shop soon.