Lactation Oatmeal Cookies w/ Chocolate Chips & Raisins

I have learned that for many nursing mothers, low milk production is a common issue – both when starting to nurse and when returning to work (and at other times too).  I found some great items to help milk production and cookies seemed to be an easy thing to add to my new busy life.  The original recipe was a little heavy and I lightened it up using Splenda and applesauce.  I eat one to two of these a day with a glass of milk.  Josh enjoys them too!

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp water  
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed meal  
  • 1/2 cup(s) SPLENDA® Splenda sugar blend for baking  
  • 1/2 cup(s) SPLENDA® Splenda brown sugar blend  
  • 1/2 cup(s) regular butter  
  • 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs  
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract  
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour  
  • 1 tsp baking soda  
  • 1 tsp table salt  
  • 2 Tbsp yeast, Brewer’s Yeast 
  • 3 cup(s) rolled oats  
  • 1 cup(s) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup(s) raisins  

 

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Beat butter, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar well.
  4. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
  6. Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
  8. Stir in oats. chips and raisins.
  9. Scoop onto baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 8-12 minutes.
  11. Let set for a couple of minutes then remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  12. Store in a bag with a piece of bread or freeze – they thaw really quickly. They will dry out if stored in a plastic bag for more than a day or two,

Makes 24 cookies

Weight Watchers Points Plus Value: 6

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