Last year, my favorite pumpkin recipes were pumpkin French toast and pumpkin hot buttered rum. Mmmm hmmm. This year, I took my love for pumpkin and whipped up a batch of milk production enhancing morsels.
From what I’ve read, if I add brewer’s yeast to pretty much any baked good it can help my milk production. Oatmeal helps too. I looked up a few cookie recipes, and all looked okay, but none excited my taste buds. So instead I wound up getting creative, a whopping 5 days after Genevieve was born, and whipped up a batch of pumpkin infused lactation cookies. If you aren’t trying to boost milk production you can omit the brewer’s yeast and you’ve got a fabulous fall cookie to much on.
Steel Cut Oatmeal Pumpkin [Lactation] Cookies
*adapted from this recipe
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1 cup water
1.5 cups organic raisins
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste, (can sub vanilla extract)
2.5 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2-4 TBS brewer’s yeast (omit if you don’t want lactation cookies)
3 TBS chia seeds
3 TBS ground flax seed
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
In a small pot, bring oats and water to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 10 minutes. Add raisins and allow mixture to cool.
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg vanilla, and pumpkin, beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, blend together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, brewer’s yeast, chia seeds, and ground flax seed. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, fold in steel cut oat and raisin mixture, and add nuts.
Spoon cookie dough onto greased cookie sheets, or cookie sheets covered with a silpat, and bake 15-18 minutes. Cookies are done when the tops are slightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.
What is your favorite pumpkin cookie recipe?
I used to have a pumpkin butter cookie recipe with pumpkin cream cheese frosting. I loved those cookies! But I lost the recipe #sadpanda