Primal Lactation Cookies: low carb – high fat – paleoish – primal – WAPF

Milk My Bitties! – Primal Lactation Cookies

I love cookies. Like, I love cookies. But who the eff doesn’t? The thing is, living this whole low carb, low sugar, grain free life makes cookie loving rather difficult. I have experimented with cookie and baked good recipes extensively over the past five years. I have succeeded, and I have FAILED. Like, really really failed in my attempt to combine baking with health/my idea of eating healthy. The difficult part is, I personally have developed a palate that really does not like as much sugar, so my idea of a yummy cookie is a far cry from that of my hubs’. So when I bake things for others, he has to taste them, because he USUALLY spits my creations out.

lactation cookies

So anyways, the rant is basically to tell you that THESE cookies are really, really good and really really FILLED with nutrients that nursing mamas need. Like GOOD fats and FIBER and chocolate.

I kept them LOW SUGAR LOW CARB, but you could easily add more maple syrup, or coconut sugar to suit your own palette. You could cut the almond flour in half and replace with coconut flour instead. The combinations to add flavors are endless. This is my gift to nursing moms and moms to be who want to be primal/paleoish and low carb (or not… really!) I’ve tried adding strawberries (delightful) dried apricots (yummmm) and yeah all are delightful. SO ENJOY!!

And shit, moms, new moms especially deserve a goddam cookies. #nomnomnom

x to the ohhhh, Whitters

primal lactation cookies

Ingredients (makes about 18 cookies)

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or meal
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional, I added for protein) 
  • 1/4 cup brewers yeast
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or grassfed butter, melted (prefer actually a 1/4 cup of each)
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter (I replaced this with almond butter and peanut butter in different batches, both were delightful!)
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin bloomed in water (optional but SO good for you)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (could replace with 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, or add more coconut sugar to make them sweeter, this is to keep them low sugar / low carb)(I made these for a friend with 1/4 cup of maple syrup and they were really good, and SHE eats sugar.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup favorite chocolate chips (I like Lily’s sweetened with Stevia)
low carb lactation cookies
Directions
1.  In a small bowl combine the flaxseed meal, almond flour, coconut sugar, sea salt and brewers yeast.  Mix to combine.
2.  Melt your coconut oil or butter in a small pan.
3.  Mix the vanilla into the coconut oil or butter and eggs.
4.  Pour the wet into the dry ingredients bowl.
5.  Mix to combine.
6.  Add the chocolate chips last and mix it all up.
7.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Keep refridgerated and try not to eat them all in two days. GUILTY
I promise, these cookies help my milks which helps my little Teddy bear. xo
P.S. Have you tried my pregnancy anti-nausea cookies? xo
sleep like a baby

9 Responses to Primal Lactation Cookies: low carb – high fat – paleoish – primal – WAPF

  1. Leag says:

    Thanks! Since going primal, I’ve really missed my lactation snacks. Didn’t dawn on me to google a new recipe! Excited to try these. I actually have all the ingredients on hand (except the gelatin so I’ll probably skip it).

    Does the gelatin add lactation benefits or just overal-healthiness?

  2. Jacque says:

    Hi did you mix the strawberries in instead of chocolate chips or with the chocolate chips. Also did you use dried strawberries?

    • whitneyholum@gmail.com says:

      I’ve done it both ways. And real strawberries! I prefer to always have some chocolate chips though!

  3. Melody says:

    I haven’t tried these yet, but I’m so excited to! I won’t have my second baby until January, but I would like to make some ahead of time and freeze them. Do you know if they freeze well? Thank you!

  4. Shannon says:

    Do you know how many carbs each cookie is?

  5. Heather says:

    Turned out very bitter when I followed the recipe exactly. :(

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