One of my resolutions for 2014 has been to eliminate plastics and aluminum from my
kitchen. This includes my cookware. In order to work with this, I have been learning how to
cook on cast iron.
I gotta say, I am in love!
Cast iron is so amazing to cook with. The foods taste better, cast iron is great for my anemia, and it’s far healthier to cook with than aluminum cookware.
Little a has been going through a growth spurt here lately. Anytime she goes through one of these, I always make some lactation cookies to help with my daughter’s growing needs.
Instead of baking lactation cookies on my very warped and questionable cookie sheet, I opted to bake them in my cast iron skillet.
Amazing, delicious, divine…
Even Viking Man chowed down on these bad boys, and usually he’s not too big of a fan of pomegranate.
These cookies are sugar free (honey sub), egg free, and can be dairy free if you substitute the butter for 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil.
- 1/2 Pomegranate
- 1 stick of Butter – melted
- 1 tablespoon Brewer’s Yeast
- 3 Flax Eggs from freshly ground flax
- 1 cup Raw Local Honey
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground Fenugreek
- Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease your cast iron skillet with coconut oil and place in the oven so that it can begin heating up.
- Combine honey, butter, & flax eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients. Fold in the pomegranate arils. Pour some of the pomegranate juice into the mixture to add to the sweetness.
- Take your skillet out and place your cookie dough into it. Spread the dough out with your hands or a greased spoon.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
This made me about 16 skillet (pie shaped) cookies. I haven’t made this with a cookie sheet, but I would assume it would make about 2 dozen sheet cookies.
Keep in mind that the ingredients that make this a lactation cookie are the fenugreek, flax, and brewer’s yeast. Don’t skip adding these in. You can find these on Amazon or at your local health food store. Please do not purchase ground flax from Walmart, as it is not fresh and tends to be rancid.
This article was originally posted on my old blog, The Frugal Hippie Housewife. This article contains affiliate links.