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.
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
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)