lactation cookies on a cooling rack

Healthy Lactation Cookies (to Boost Milk Supply!)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan
Keyword: lactation cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

These healthy Lactation Cookies are loaded with milk-boosting ingredients, like flax seeds, oats, and brewer's yeast. I love that they're made with low-glycemic coconut sugar, to help avoid a sugar crash later!




  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. In a large bowl combine the ground flax seeds with the water, and stir well to mix. 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 1/2 cup of oats and dark chocolate chips.
  3. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the lined baking sheet, then use your fingers to flatten the cookies.
  4. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges. I prefer mine baked for 10 minutes, so that they are crisp around the edges, but still nice and soft in the center, but they will firm up more the longer you bake them. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. These cookies will soften if stored in an airtight container at room temperature, so I recommend storing them in the fridge or freezer for best texture and shelf life. Or, you can store them on a plate (uncovered) at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

*If you are gluten-intolerant be sure buy certified gluten-free oats. If you cannot find a brewer's yeast that is certified gluten-free, try using nutritional yeast instead, which is thought to have similar properties for milk production.