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Lactation Cookies Recipe

This Lactation Cookies Recipe is packed with ingredients that promote milk production for nursing moms! These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and so nutritious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brewer's yeast, healthy, oatmeal chocolate chip
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil room temperature (not melted)
  • 3/4 cups coconut sugar can also use brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats left whole (use certified gluten free, if necessary)
  • 1 cup ground old fashioned oats spoon and leveled (use certified gluten free, if necessary)*
  • 1/4 cup debittered brewer’s yeast
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips/chunks use dairy free, if necessary
  • Maldon sea salt optional for garnish


  • Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • Mix chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Set aside in the fridge for 15 minutes to gel. This is our chia “egg”.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together coconut oil and coconut sugar until creamy.
  • Add in the chia egg and vanilla extract and beat, again, until combined.
  • Beat in whole oats, ground oats, yeast, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir in dark chocolate chips/chunks.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 16 dough bites — place 8 onto each prepared baking sheet.
  • Press down onto each cookie dough ball using the heel of your hand until they slightly flatten on the top — they should be 1 inch thick.
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with optional maldon sea salt.
  • Cool before transferring them to a wire cooling rack and enjoying!
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*Place whole old fashioned oats into a high powered food processor and process until they resemble a fine flour. Spoon and level to measure out 1 cup and proceed with recipe.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg