I was one of the lucky ones and was able to breastfeed my children for 18 months each. I enjoyed every moment of the closeness and bond we shared while feeding and I know that’s one of the things I miss most about having a little one around. The smelly nappies, notsomuch, but I loved the shared moments that no one else could have with my two.
Whenever I would have supply issues I’d make these biscuits and they would work a treat (alongside a healthy diet and some fenugreek tea) in boosting my supply. They’re my go-to for new mothers and I’m happy to make them myself now leaving out the yeast. I make them with Gluten Free flour and a butter substitute and have no problems with it, but if you’re coeliac I’d swap the oats for rinsed quinoa flakes. You really do need the brewers yeast as that’s the active ingredient in boosting milk supply – I used to buy mine at BigW (in the beer brewing section) or at local brewer stores.
- 1 Cup Butter (or substitute – Coconut/Macadamia Nut Oil)
- 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
- 4 Tbs Water
- 2 Tbs Flaxseed Meal (if you have a Thermomix you can mill flaxseed for 30 sec till a flour consistency)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 2 Cups Plain Flour (I use my homemade Gluten Free Flour)
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 3 Cups Oats
- 1 Cup or more of Chocolate Chips/Sultanas/Almonds/Macadamia Nuts (whatever takes your fancy)
- 2 to 4 Tbs of Brewers Yeast (be generous!)
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Mix together the flaxseed meal and water and set aside for 3 – 5 minutes
- Cream butter and sugar before adding eggs one at a time, mixing throughly
- Stir flaxseed mixture and add into the creamed butter with vanilla. Beat until blended.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix throughly. Stir in oats then extra flavours.
- Scoop or drop onto a baking sheet. The dough is a little crumbly so it might be easier to use a scoop.
- Bake for 8 – 12 minutes, depending on the size of the biscuits.
This recipe makes A LOT so you might consider halving it, though you can freeze the biscuits after baking and just take them out as needed. They are very moorish so self discipline is a must.