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Lactation Cookie Recipe

This healthy, vegan, and gluten-free lactation cookie recipe is perfect for nursing moms! These lactation cookies are low in sugar, easy to make, store well, and contain ingredients to help boost milk supply & production for breastfeeding. They also happen to be delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 142.1kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Pour 1.5 cups of oats into a blender, and process them into a fine flour. (Don't take the blender lid off right away-- set the blender aside while the flour settles.)
  • In a large bowl combine the ground flax seeds with the water, and stir well to mix. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add in the coconut oil, coconut sugar, debittered brewer's yeast, vanilla, baking soda, and salt, and stir again until well combined.
  • Gradually stir in the oat flour until a dough is formed, then fold in the 1 cup of oats and dark chocolate chips.
  • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the lined baking sheet, then use your fingers or a back of the spoon to flatten the cookies.
  • Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.
  • At 10 minutes your cookies will be crisp around the edges but nice and soft in the center (they’ll become more crispy the longer you bake them). Let the cookies cool before serving.


Top tips to make This Lactation Cookie Recipe
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, store on the counter at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • These cookies can be frozen too! Simply let them cool and put them in an airtight container or freezer bag with parchment separating them
  • When you place the cookies on the baking sheet, leave a little room between them to allow for spread.
  • The dough can a little crumbly, it might be easier if you use a scoop or just use a spoon.
  • Add some chocolate chips for those with a sweet tooth!
  • You can get brewers yeast from health food stores, or in the health food isles of supermarkets. It’s a bit cheaper to buy brewers yeast from supermarkets than from health food stores.
  • Do not substitute the brewers yeast… that’s one of the main ingredients that helps these cookies to boost milk supply!
Adapted from Detoxinista


Calories: 142.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.6g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 33.5mg | Potassium: 27.4mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 9.6g