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Lactation Cookies

This is a delicious recipe for lactation cookies which can be easily modified to change up the flavours (as the one type of cookie tends to get boring after a while!!). This will be my last recipe before giving birth to twins #2 as I prepare for their arrival! The key ingredients for lactation cookies are brewers yeast, flaxseed and oats which helps with the production of breastmilk. The are packed with goodness so these cookies are also great to satisfy the constant breastfeeding tummy rumbles! You also don’t need to be breastfeeding to benefit from these cookies – the whole family can eat them!

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl.

Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt.

Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

Bake for 9 – 11 minutes or until browned.

 

Lactation Cookies

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Serves: approx. 30 cookies Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 grams butter
  • 60 grams white sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 60 grams brewers yeast
  • 60 grams flaxseed meal
  • 80 grams self raising flour
  • 100 grams oats
  • 150 grams dark chocolate chips (or choice of flavouring/s)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x egg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl. Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

3

Add brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, self raising flour, oats, chocolate chips, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

5

Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until browned.

Notes

*Mix up the cookie flavours by using 150 grams of/a variation of different types of chocolate, nuts, seeds, dried fruit. **Once cooled, cookies can be frozen and defrosted when needed (you can also make and freeze the dough, and bake when needed)

Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

LSA

LSA is an acronym for milled Linseeds (Flaxseeds), Sunflower Seeds and Almonds. LSA is high in protein, fibre and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. LSA is a rich source of protein which helps with sugar cravings and helps balance sugar levels.

LSA is a fantastic way too add extra nutrients into your food! You can add it to your smoothies, cereal/muesli in the morning, yoghurt, baked goods, bliss balls, sprinkle some through your main meals, or even use it as a coating for your chicken nuggets/fish fingers instead of breadcrumbs!

I have used LSA in some of my recipes including my Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls, Apple Pie Bliss Balls and Simple Banana Smoothie!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Blitz – 10 seconds/Speed 9.

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Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

1 x batch fits these $2Β 550ml Kmart Glass Jars PERFECTLY – perfect for maximising storage space and for gift ideas!

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Ingredients

  • 160 grams linseeds (flax seeds)
  • 80 grams sunflower seeds
  • 40 grams almonds

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Add all ingredients to bowl.

3

Blitz - 10 seconds/Speed 9.

4

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

5

METHOD (FOOD PROCESSOR):

6

Add all ingredients into food processor.

7

Blitz on high until all ingredients are ground into a fine breadcrumb texture.

8

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

*This batch fits a $2 550ml Kmart Glass Jars perfectly ^^link above - perfect for storage and for gift ideas! **This keeps about 3 months in the fridge. ***Add this to your smoothies, cereal/muesli, yoghurt, baked goods, bliss balls, sprinkle through your main meals, or a coating for your chicken nuggets/fish fingers instead of breadcrumbs!

 

Baking/ Healthy/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Sesame, Chia and Flax Seed Snaps

I buy the storebought sesame seed snaps a lot as the whole family loves it! These taste exactly like the storebought stuff – but with extra goodness with chia and flax seeds which add nicely to the crunch! I have tried this recipe with both brown sugar and coconut sugar – both turn out amazing! I find the brown sugar sweeter, and more like the storebought stuff. The coconut sugar version isn’t as sweet and is slightly less crunchy than the brown sugar version (though they are still pretty crunchy – you would only notice if eating them one after another!)

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Add all ingredients into bowl.

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Cook 6 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.

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Whilst hot, pour onto baking paper on the baking tray.

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Place another sheet of baking tray over the mixture, and roll and fatten mixture with a rolling pin. Peel off top layer of baking paper.

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Bake mixture for 6-8 minutes or until browned.

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Take out of the oven and leave to cool for a minute or so, then use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into squares whilst mixture is still soft. Wait to cool completely before eating, they will be super crunchy once cool.

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Sesame, Chia and Flax Seed Snaps

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams honey
  • 100 grams brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 100 grams sesame seeds
  • 50 grams chia seeds
  • 50 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams coconut oil

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Cut 2 x sheets of baking paper the size of your baking tray.

2

Add all ingredients into bowl. Cook 6 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.

3

Whilst hot, pour onto baking paper on the baking tray.

4

Place another sheet of baking tray over the mixture, and roll and fatten mixture with a rolling pin. Peel off top layer of baking paper.

5

Bake mixture for 6-8 minutes or until browned.

6

Take out of the oven and leave to cool for a minute or so, then use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into squares whilst mixture is still soft. Wait to cool completely before eating, they will be super crunchy once cool.

Notes

*Some mixture sticks to the top sheet of baking paper depending on the angle or how quick you pull it off. You can spray some cooking spray on the sheet of baking paper so it peels off easier. **The coconut sugar version isn't as sweet, and is slightly chewier than the brown sugar version (however it still has a crunch).