As my due date is quickly approaching, I am starting to plan more recipes that will be helpful to have after the birth of my son.
One of the most common ingredients used to help promote healthy lactation is oats.
I created these Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies as a delicious treat for breastfeeding mamas to help with milk supply – but you don’t have to be a mama to enjoy these!
Since I plan on freezing these, I went ahead a did a test run to see how well they froze.
Surprisingly I ended up loving them even more frozen than fresh! (Yes, I’m weird, but they were delicious!)
These cookies are so soft that you can eat them straight out of the freezer without thawing and they will just be slightly crispy.
In addition to these oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies, I’m also planning to stock my freezer with these chocolate peanutbutter no bake cookies, as well as these dark chocolate sea salt no bake cookies, both of which have tons of oats in them!
I used a mixture of coconut oil, olive oil, and applesauce to add extra nutrition and softness to these cookies.
They are sweetened with organic cane sugar and sprinkled with dark chocolate chunks, making for a sweet but not overly sweet cookie.
I really can’t get enough of these and I am planning to make another batch tonight!
If you have a new mama in your life, make her a batch of these!
Or if you love a really good oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie, then these are for you too!
***edited to add – these were a LIFESAVER after our son was born! We would take a few out of the freezer each night (I froze the batter raw in balls) and they were incredible. We ate so many of these in the first few weeks after Crosby was born. The perfect healthy treat!
- ¼ cup oat flour
- 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1¼ cups organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup coconut oil, measured while mostly solid
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- 10 oz dark chocolate chunks
- Combine oat flour, whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and whisk well.
- If coconut oil is mostly hard, melt until soft or liquid in the microwave (15-30 seconds usually)
- Beat sugar, olive oil, coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Add dry mixture to wet, beating to combine.
- Stir in rolled oats and chocolate chunks.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes, or until done.