I hate to call these cookies and give you the wrong idea. These are not sweet like cookies but more satisfying like a great power bar. They include lactogenic ingredients like oats, hemp seed and nutritional yeast that help with “boobie milk” as my 4 year old calls it. Not that I’m breastfeeding my 4 year old and have no judgement of those that do, it’s just not for me. Her friend just had a new baby and we have one on the way! So, there’s lots of talk about things like poopy diapers and boobie milk. Wait. Have I digressed? Anyway, they’re great for lactating mommies and really anyone who is expending a ton of energy (I’m thinking the cyclists in my life would love these too).
Try these bites if you’re expecting or know someone who is. They’re a perfect snack for mommies who are posted on the couch taking care of a newborn.
Slight adaptation of a recipe by The Fitnessista
Mommy Power Bites
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup hazelnut meal
* 1/2 cup hemp seed
* 2 TBSP chia seeds
* 1 TBSP flax seeds
* 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* pinch of salt
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 6 TBSP melted butter
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
* 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix first 10 ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Combine them all together. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a tablespoon to mold the bites into balls and place on cookie sheet ~2″ apart.
Pop in the oven for 10-11 mins or until they just start to brown around the bottom edges. Let cool slightly (they’ll be crumbly if you try to move them now). Then carefully remove them from the sheet with a spatula and finish cooling on a rack.
Wrap up or freeze remaining bites.