Lactation Cookie Recipe


Don’t let the title scare you away! Even if you are not breastfeeding, you will still love these cookies, I promise πŸ™‚ And they are healthy too – and incredibly yummy. I searched the internet for lactation cookie recipes and not really finding one that was 100% exactly what I was looking for, I ended up creating my own rendition. The 3 most important ingredients to help with lactation are oats, brewer’s yeast and flaxseed.


– Make sure you buy the steel cut oats and not quick oats.

– Brewer’s yeast can be found in many health food stores and the GNC stores carry it.

I was surprised by how many cookies this batch made, it made 4 dozen medium sized cookies! I was also surprised at how delicious they were, and so was my husband. After I assured him he wasn’t going to start lactating if he ate the cookies (haha), he continued the help himself to them so the batch did not last as long as I intended. Good thing it’s a quick and easy recipe, as I know I’ll be making these often.

Lactation Cookie Recipe
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Jessica Acs
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Serves: 4 dozen cookies
A healthy and delicious recipe for Lactation Cookies to help with the production of breastmilk. Also good as a general healthy cookie for the whole family to enjoy.
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 3 pkts stevia
  • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flax
  • 6 tablespoons brewers yeast
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 oats
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • brown sugar
  1. Mix applesauce, peanut butter, eggs, extract, water, agave syrup and stevia together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside
  2. In a separate medium mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, flax, brewers yeast, and cinnamon.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones and once mixed, add the oats, and then add the chocolate chips last. Mix all together.
  4. Drop mixture by a spoonful onto a baking sheet (covered with silpat baking sheets or parchment paper), and flatten slightly. Sprinkle some brown sugar onto the tops of each cookie.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “Lactation Cookie Recipe

  1. I am excited to try these cookies! I’m due with baby 2 in 12 days! I got all of the ingredients and was going to bake today and now in worried I bought the incorrect flax. I’ve never bought it before. I bought a bag of golden roasted ready to eat flax seeds. Is that right or is there a different kind that should be used in baking? Thank you!!

      1. Hi Jessica!
        I went into labour the day after I posted and just finally had a chance to make the cookies last night. They are delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

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