Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Caramel Matcha Lactation Cookies

Didn't see that one coming did you? For those of you who are wondering, lactation cookies are for mothers who want to up their milk supply. Mine is probably fine at the moment but these cookies are delicious...

Feel free to sub whatever you want.

Preheat oven to 355. (or 350 if your lazy)
2 TBSP Flax seed meal. (or regular flax seeds if your adventurous)
1/4 cup luke warm water

Put the flax seed meal in a small bowl and pour the water over and stir. Then let sit.

8 TBSP butter (something like 1 cup)
1 1/2 cup butter
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP molasses ( or you can just do 1/2 cup brown sugar... but that's boring)

Mix till creamy and then mix in flax seed mush

3 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract

Beat it. Just beat it. (sorry couldn't resist)

2 cups flour ( 1/2 cup coconut flour if you have it... I ran out)
1 TBSP wheat germ
1 TSP baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (just dash it in. no need to measure)
1/2 tsp Cream o tarter
1 TBSP Matcha green tea powder (I used 2 tsp and it was not enough)

Mix that all with a fork. Or whisk. Or your finger. just kidding.

Mix the dry with the wet. Then add whatever you want

1 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup oats
raisins poppy seeds

Grab those flat pans and line with parchment paper for easy clean up. Drop a spoonful onto the paper with some space in between each cookie.

You don't have to be needing to increase your milk supply to eat these and if your a man don't worry you won't grow boobs. At least I hope not.  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Banana bread muffins with matcha

Hope your not sick of banana bread muffins yet. Hope my husband isn't. I've got three sitting on the counter waiting for me and they aren't getting more yellow...

So I was going to make strawberry cupcakes but since the bananas need doing I will make Strawberry Matcha Banana Bread Muffins. Wish me luck.

Make them the same way as the other recipe. However, I omitted the coconut flour this time. Add the Matcha powder while mixing in the dry ingredients.

The result:

  They don't look very green but they are. Unfortunately, they don't have as much matcha flavor as I would like. But the matcha I have I would prefer to use in drinks. So I think I will have to try this again when I have more matcha.