Paleo Chocolate Lactation Cookies

October 26, 2015

If there's anything I've learned nursing it's this, keep plenty of fenugreek & brewer's yeast on hand. 

Here's my go to recipe for lactation cookies for when I'm wanting some brewer's yeast in my system and want to mask it's oh so nasty flavor. 

If you've had brewer's yeast in a cookie you know how bad it can taste. 

These lovelies completely mask the flavor and a bonus is that they contain ingredients you don't have to feel bad about eating. 

Although I'm pretty sure after the amount of these I've consumed my breast milk probably tastes like chocolate milk.

Paleo Chocolate Coconut Lactation Cookies

makes 13 cookies
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup unsweetened coco powder
2 tbsp flax meal
2 - 3 tbsp brewer's yeast
1/8 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream coconut oil and coconut sugar. Add in eggs & vanilla and mix until they are a lighter color and seem like they've taken on some air and become a little fluffy (if that makes sense). Add in salt and baking powder, mix to combine. Add in coco powder and mix to combine. Add in flax meal and brewer's yeast and stir to combine. Next add in coconut flour and stir to combine. Scoop out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. 

*If you haven't used brewer's yeast before start with 2 tbsp and then work your way up to 3. 3 is definitely edging on the bitter taste, but it will get the lactating job done. 
*Make sure you follow the order in the directions, I've made a dozen batches of these and this order and method work every time if you want cookies that will spread a little and not come out of the over in the same shape they were when you scooped them.