Healthy Lactation Cookies Recipe (that won’t sabotage your diet!)

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Have you been on the search for a healthy lactation cookie? One that isn’t loaded with refined sugar and ingredients that might bother your breastfed baby? You’ve finally found a clean and healthy lactation cookies recipe! This one is dairy free, soy free and gluten free, plus low in sugar. So it’s good for Mom and Baby!

After going through so many homemade lactation cookies recipes that were just regular cookies with brewer’s yeast thrown in, we decided to make a cookie that is actually good for breastfeeding Moms with ingredients to boost milk supply, low in sugar, and low carb.

It’s so nice to indulge in a cookie that isn’t going to totally sabotage your breastfeeding diet.

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How to make healthy lactation cookies

These cookies are very easy to make. You can use just one bowl to mix everything.

We made these homemade lactation cookies with:

One of my favorite breastfeeding diet tips is to swap out unhealthy ingredients for better quality ingredients.

This recipe does just that.

And while you can make it with regular flour, refined sugar and dairy products.

These are foods to avoid when breastfeeding especially if you have a baby with allergies.

Instead these cookies focus on including more foods that increase milk supply like:

  • Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
  • Ground flax meal
  • Oatmeal
  • Coconut milk

You can totally customize these lactation cookies, but including the above ingredients will help ensure these cookie are lactogenic.

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These are also low sugar lactation cookies with only about 1/4 of the amount of sugar you will find in most recipes for lactation cookies. We use coconut sugar as a healthy alternative to refined sugar.

To keep these dairy free lactation cookies, make sure to use dairy free chocolate chips like these.

This recipe uses coconut oil and coconut milk which can help boost milk supply and are dairy free. You can substitute almond milk or any other non dairy milk for the coconut milk.

To make these healthy lactation cookies all you have to do is combine The dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and then shape into cookies and bake.

You can make this recipe into lactation cookie mix ahead of time so that when you have the cravings for cookies, it’s easy to pop some in the oven before baby’s nap is over.

Start with melted coconut oil, 1 egg , vanilla and the coconut milk. Softened coconut oil woks fine as well.

To melt solid coconut oil – measure out into a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat. Allow to cool about 3-5 minutes before combining with the other ingredients.

Whisk well and the add your dry ingredients.

You can combine all the dry ingredients in a mason jar ahead of time (here is the recipe for lactation cookie mix) to make it super easy whenever you want a batch of these cookies.

Next mix everything all up until dough is formed. Your dough should be thick, but not too hard to mix.

If there dough seems too liquidly, allow it to rest in the fridge for 10-20 minutes before scooping onto the pan.

On a large parchment lined baking sheet, drop spoonsful of dough. Then press and shape into a round shape using the spoon and your fingers.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

The cookies should be lightly toasted and brown when cooking is complete. Add an additional 5 minutes if needed.

The cookies do not spread much. You may notice a little liquid/oil on the pan during baking from the shredded coconut. After cooling it will disappear and not effect the texture of the cookies.

These lactation cookies come out crisp on the outside while still chunky and chewy on the inside.

Make a big batch because these cookies because they go fast! After cooling, store these in an air tight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Homemade Lactation Cookie Recipe

This is the recipe for how to make gluten free breastfeeding cookies. These cookies can be made in one bowl and make a great lactation dessert. Most of the ingredients you will probably already have on hand.

You can make this lactation cookies recipe without brewer’s yeast, or any other fancy ingredients.

Love to bake? This is just one of the recipes that you will find in our Homemade Breastfeeding Snacks Cookbook.

Healthy Lactation Cookie Recipe

Healthy Lactation Cookie Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy to make homemade lactation cookie recipe that is dairy free and gluten free with foods to boost milk supply including coconut oil, flax meal and oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix room temperature (softened) coconut oil and sugar.
  3. Add in egg and coconut milk. Mix well.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Drop rounded spoons of dough on to a large parchment lined baking pan. Press and shape into cookies.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool 5 minutes & enjoy! Makes 15-18 cookies.

Notes

After baking there may be what looks like a little bit of liquid or oil that forms around the cookie. This may occur due to excess moisture in shredded coconut. After cooling it will disappear and does not effect the texture of the cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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Make this a Lactation Cookie Cake

Have your hands full with baby and don’t have the time or patience to make cookies? Make this same dough into a lactation cookie cake!

Instead of spooning into individual cookies, spread all the dough into a greased 10 inch cast iron pan.

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Cut into slices after cooling for lactation cookies with out the fuss!

More Breastfeeding Recipes

Love this recipe for healthy lactation cookies? Check out more tasty lactation recipes below!

Pumpkin Lactation Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Lactation Bars Recipe

Guilt Free Lactation Desserts & Treats (Dairy free + Gluten Free)

Lactation Latte Recipe with Green Tea

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4 thoughts on “Healthy Lactation Cookies Recipe (that won’t sabotage your diet!)

    • Oh I’m so sorry to hear that Jessica! The consistency should be thick (like regular cookie dough) but still able to mix. Did you use melted coconut oil or semi soft? That could make a difference. If the dough seems too liquidly, I’d recommend putting it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes before scooping onto the pan.

      Having some liquid/oiliness on the pan while cooking is ok. After cooling it will evaporate off and cookies will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

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