Another healthy vegan treat! I’m focusing on nourishing foods for my body right now as I approach the end of pregnancy and make plans help my body recover and nourish another person! I know there are some other key ingredients to “lactation cookies” that some swear by, but instead of buying new stuff, I figure I start with foods I know for sure have health benefits, and improve lactation, like oats and flax! Also I used molasses for its iron boosting properties as I’m aware I will need plenty of iron in the postpartum period too! Plus it’s officially fall time, and time to bust out the pumpkin purée! SO I made these chewy pumpkin-y oatmeal cookies that are delicious and body nourishing!
-1/3 cup pumpkin purée
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1 tbs flaxmeal+ 3tbs warm water
-1 tbs pumpkin pie spice
-1 pinch salt
-handful of cranberries
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1.5 cups quick oats
-1/3 cup molasses
Combine all ingredients an drop onto a cookie sheet with a spoon (batter is pretty sticky) and bake at 350 x 10-12 minutes until slight browning around the edges.
Then I drizzled some melted dark chocolate on top because.. why not :D. Enjoy!