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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)

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

10 Second Grain Free Bites

These are a quick, easy and healthy snack which is wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and nut free! They are super delish with a chewy crunchy texture – even my chocolate loving boys can’t stop eating these, and they are fantastic for my sweet pregnancy cravings!!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s).

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Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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10 Second Grain Free Bites

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Serves: 24 pieces Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams dried apricots
  • 100 grams honey
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 20 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams sunflower seeds
  • 20 grams pepitas/pumpkin seeds
  • 20 grams coconut oil
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add all ingredients to bowl.

4

Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

5

Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s). Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

6

Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

7

Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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METHOD (BLENDER):

9

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add all ingredients to blender.

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Mix on the highest setting until all of the ingredients have combined.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s). Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

Notes

*You can use other dried fruit instead of the dried apricots (i.e. pitted dates, sultanas). **You can use rice malt syrup instead of honey. ***If you don't have mini muffin trays, you can make this into a slice and cut it up into bite sized pieces once cooled.

Baking/ Chocolate/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

My pregnancy cravings have been calling for chocolate chip cookies after seeing all these Coles ads with their chocolate chip cookies – so I thought I would make my own and add some oats in there for some texture, fibre and goodness! These are very moreish cookies and delicious with a cuppa tea or a cold glass of milk! Mmm!

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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

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Serves: Approx. 35 Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 130 grams butter
  • 60 grams white sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 150 self raising flour
  • 150 dark chocolate chips
  • 100 grams oats
  • 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 flour, chocolate chips, oats, 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.

Baking/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Healthy Carrot Cake Slice

New year, healthy snacks!! This is a healthier version of a carrot cake, but in a slice form – which makes it super easy to make and super easy to eat!! Deliciously moist, with a crunch from walnuts, and a burst of sweetness from the sultanas.

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Add carrots, oats, flour, maple syrup, oil, coconut, chia seeds, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl.

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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

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Add walnuts to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 4.

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Add sultanas to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 3/reverse.

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Pour mixture into a greased slice tin.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned.

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Cool and cut into squares.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Slice

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Ingredients

  • 300 grams carrots (washed, tops cut off, cut into smaller pieces)
  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 100 grams maple syrup
  • 80 grams oil (extra virgin olive oil, rice bran, coconut etc)
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100 grams walnuts
  • 60 grams sultanas

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add carrots, oats, flour, maple syrup, oil, coconut, chia seeds, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

3

Add walnuts to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Add sultanas to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 3/reverse.

5

Pour mixture into a greased slice tin. Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned.

6

Cool and cut into squares.

Notes

*Nut free: use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts.

Baking/ Snacks/ Thermomix

20 Second Banana Oat Muffins

This is a quick and easy banana muffin recipe and looks great with the oat topping! This is an egg free, nut free recipe, and is easily frozen/defrosted.

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Add all muffin ingredients into bowl. 
 
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 Mix – 20 seconds/Speed 5.

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 Spoon into muffin cases…

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 …and sprinkle with oats on top.
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Bake for 15 minutes or until tops are browned.
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20 Second Banana Oat Muffins

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 x bananas
  • 230 grams milk
  • 160 grams self raising flour
  • 60 grams oats
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 75 grams butter
  • + Extra oats to top

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add all muffin ingredients into bowl. Mix - 20 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Spoon into muffin cases, and sprinkle with oats on top.

4

Bake for 15 minutes or until tops are browned.

Baking/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix

4 Ingredient Date Slice

This is the easiest, simplest and tastiest slice! With just 4 x 100 grams of ingredients, this takes 30 seconds to mix together, and 15 minutes to bake!

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Add all the above ingredients to the bowl
 
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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 5.
 
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Pour mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm.
 
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Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.
 
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Cool completely and cut into squares.
 
 

4 Ingredient Date Slice

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Serves: 16 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams pitted dates
  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams almonds (or sunflower seeds if nut free)
  • 100 grams milk

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

3

Add all the above ingredients to the bowl - mix 30 seconds/Speed 5.

4

Pour mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm.

5

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

6

Cool completely and cut into squares.

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METHOD (Food processor/blender):

8

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

9

Add all the above ingredients into bowl and mix on high until mixture is combined.

10

Pour mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm.

11

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

12

Cool completely and cut into squares.

Breakfast/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Oat and Pear Pancakes

I LOVE pancakes for breakfast! It is really easy, can be easily refrigerated/frozen and reheated, and it results in minimal mess and clean up from 2 toddlers!

 
OAT AND PEAR PANCAKES

This recipe uses NO flour.

Gluten Free
 – substitute the oats for quinoa flakes or gluten free oats.

Egg Free
 – substitute the egg for 1 x banana

Dairy – You can also use whatever milk you like.

These are heavier and thicker than the average ‘flour’ pancakes which makes them really satisfying as they are nice and filling, and you would have no idea there’s pear in there! 

 
Add all ingredients into the bowl. 
 
 
Mix 40 seconds/Speed 7.
 
 Spoon batter onto a frying pan (medium heat) with some butter/coconut oil. 
 
  Fry approximately 2 minutes on each side until browned.
 

Oat and Pear Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 1 pear
  • 250 grams oats
  • 200 grams milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste/extract

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add all ingredients into the bowl. Mix 40 seconds/Speed 7.

3

Spoon batter onto a frying pan (medium heat) with some butter/coconut oil. Fry approximately 2 minutes on each side until browned.

4

METHOD (Food processor/blender):

5

Add all ingredients into the bowl and mix on high until all ingredients are combined and blitzed into a batter.

6

Spoon batter onto a frying pan (medium heat) with some butter/coconut oil. Fry approximately 2 minutes on each side until browned.

Notes

Serve with maple syrup and extra pear (or yoghurt, ricotta, icecream etc). Freezes and defrosts well.

Baking/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Milo Muesli Bars

Yes I know I know, yet another Milo recipe! This is soooo yumm!!! It is delicious, crunchy AND chewy with all that Milo goodness!!

 
Add Milo, honey, coconut oil and milk to bowl
 
  
Mix – 1 minute/60 degrees/Speed 4
 
Add oats, puffed rice/rice bubbles and chia seeds to bowl
 
  
Mix – 20 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse
 
 
Spoon and spread into square baking pan
 
 Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until sides are slightly browned
 
Cut into rectangular shaped bars with a sharp knife
 


Milo Muesli Bars

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Ingredients

  • 90 grams Milo
  • 80 grams honey
  • 30 grams coconut oil
  • 20 grams milk
  • 120 grams oats
  • 30 grams puffed rice/rice bubbles
  • 10 grams chia seeds

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

3

Add Milo, honey, coconut oil and milk to bowl. Mix - 1 minute/60 degrees/Speed 4.

4

Add oats, rice bubbles and chia seeds to bowl. Mix - 20 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.

5

Spoon and spread into square baking pan - bake in oven for 15 minutes or until sides are slightly browned.

6

Cool and cut into rectangular shaped bars with a sharp knife.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix):

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Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

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Add Milo, honey, coconut oil and milk into a medium sized saucepan and stir on low to medium heat until ingredients combined. Remove from heat.

10

Add oats, rice bubbles and chia seeds to bowl and stir until mixture is combined.

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Spoon and spread into square baking pan - bake in oven for 15 minutes or until sides are slightly browned.

12

Cool, and cut into rectangular shaped bars with a sharp knife.

Baking/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Melt-in-your-mouth Oaty Date Cookies

The name says it all. These are healthy cookies which are firm to touch, then just melt in your mouth once you bite into them!

These cookies have NO sugar (say whaat!?) and are deliciously sweetened by pitted dates. These Melt-in-your-mouth Oaty Date Cookies (not so) dangerously addictive!!

The texture is kind of in between a melting moment and a digestive biscuit – so it is crumbly, melts in your mouth, with a light crunchy texture from the oats and walnuts – and also a little bit of chewiness from the dates.

These are really easy to roll into balls, so is a great one to get the kids to help with!

 

 
Add oats, flour, butter, egg and vanilla to bowl
 
 
 Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5 
 
Add walnuts and dates – mix 30 seconds/Speed 4 
 
Roll into tablespoon sized balls…
…and press down with a fork
 
 
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until browned
 

 

 


Melt-in-your-mouth Oaty Date Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 140 grams oats
  • 100 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50 grams walnuts
  • 100 grams pitted dates

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line baking tray(s).

2

Add oats, flour, butter, egg and vanilla to bowl - mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Add walnuts and dates - mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Roll into tablespoon sized balls, and press down with a fork.

5

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until browned.

Notes

*For Nut Free - use sunflower/pepita seeds instead of walnuts *For Gluten Free - use Quinoa Flakes instead of oats

Breakfast/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Pear Porridge (with Oats, Chia Seeds and Coconut)

After making porridge for the first time last week in my Thermomix, I’ve been experimenting throughout the week with different fruits and combos. This is our favourite so far!

This is great for toddlers to self feed as porridge ‘sticks’ to the bowl and spoon, resulting in less spillage.

This can be pre-made and kept in the fridge/freezer and reheated in the microwave (with a little extra milk stirred through).

 
Blitz the pear – 2 Seconds/Speed 5
 
Add remaining ingredients
 
Cook 13 minutes/90 degrees/Speed 2/Reverse
 
 
Serve with sultanas
 

Pear Porridge (with Oats, Chia Seeds and Coconut)

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 x pear (quartered and cored)
  • 40 grams oats
  • 5 grams chia seeds
  • 5 grams desiccated coconut
  • 300 grams milk

Instructions

1

Add the pear to the bowl.

2

Blitz - 2 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Add the rest of the ingredients.

4

Cook - 13 minutes/90 degrees/Speed 2/Reverse.

5

Serve sprinkled with sultanas.

Notes

You can add vanilla bean paste/powder/extract or cinnamon - yum!