Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
While nausea is most common during the first trimester, morning sickness and digestive upset can happen at any time during pregnancy. One amazing natural remedy for morning sickness is ginger!
Both studies and anecdotal evidence indicates that ginger is soothing and settling for an upset or nauseous stomach, and safe for consumption by pregnant women.
One of my favourite recipes for morning sickness is for Chewy Gingerbread Cookies. These cookies are rich in protein (which, when consumed with sugar, helps balance blood sugar levels. This is important for folks with morning sickness as blood sugar imbalance is a potential contributor), B6 (hugely beneficial for those with morning sickness), and ginger!
1 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 tsps Baking Powder
2 tsps Ground Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 tbsps Coconut Oil (melted)
1 Egg (room temp)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Fancy Molasses
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
Preheat the oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well using a fork to break up any clumps. Add in the coconut oil, egg, vanilla, molasses and maple syrup. Mix again.
Roll the dough into even balls and place on the baking sheet. Gently flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Enjoy!
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to seven days. Freeze for up to six months.
This recipe was created by Ottawa Doula, and Ottawa Prenatal Nutritionist, Julia Davie. Her approach to birth work is heart centered, holistic and inclusive. She is honored to support families in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding areas.