Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (Lactation) Cookies

February 4, 2013 at 5:04 am

Today my grandmother would have turned 90 years old. We decided to celebrate her birth with foods that remind us of her. Grandma made banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies all the time (with and without walnuts from the tree in her front yard).

She lived a life of service and generosity, so as a birthday present to her we made a massive batch and brought plates of them to several of our local friends tonight.

If you’re breastfeeding, the oats just might give your milk supply a little boost. Adding walnuts or almonds may also benefit your milk supply (and your taste buds, in my opinion). You can add ground flax or chia seeds for another nutritional and milk supply boost. My post “Building better breastmilk” explains how using coconut oil as the shortening substitute may enhance your milk’s immune-system-boosting properties. Also, if you call them “lactation cookies,” that means you get to eat lots of them. ;-)

I’m so happy to share Grandma’s recipe with you. I hope they make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Happy 90th Birthday, Grandma!