I’ve been feeling like a oatmeal connoisseur over here lately (you know, anything for that milk supply). On a low-key morning that’s meant a little oatmeal bowl for breakfast (with added collagen peptides, chia seeds, a splash of maple, dousing of cinnamon, sprinkle of spirulina, or handful of raisins).
But on a busy morning? Like after a night of no sleep and no hands free to make something?
Well then. On those mornings, I was needing something extra easy. Full of goodness. And able to eat with one hand, until I could make a more proper meal.
Oh. And also, something more fun. For everyone in the house, guests included too in these early weeks of visitors.
Because everyone- mama or not, loves a little weekend cookie. Especially one that’s so simple & all real ‘gredies:
GF OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Makes 1 dozen cookies
1 cup gf oats ( I love Trader Joe’s brand)
1 cup blanched almond flour
6 TB coconut sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg (or a flax egg)
3 TB coconut oil, melted
1 handful mini chocolate chips
If needed, place batter in the fridge for a few minutes to make it easier to scoop out. When ready, roll into cookie balls and space out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Wet hands and flatten each ball slightly. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Other great additions could include coconut flakes, chia or flax seeds, peanut butter, almond butter or raisins.
And for extra lactation boosting powers (if you’re going for that), I’ve been adding 1-2 tablespoons ground flaxmeal (I make my own by grinding flax seeds in my coffee grinder or vitamix to make it easy but you can also buy it pre-made), and 2 teaspoons brewers yeast (I use this gluten-free version). The gf oats have natural lactation producing ingredients too.
Also P.S.- Speaking of healthy inspiration, have you listened to my new podcast workshop? I know you are busy, so I wanted to find a way to teach that you can take and listen to anywhere. It’s all about REAL FOOD: FINALLY EXPLAINED. About on how to weed through the confusing world of food, and how to eat healthier without being so lame (or rigid). So you can be both wise AND joyful about food. For good! Take a listen here, it’s free.