Oatmeal Cookies for Breastfeeding

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Are you looking for an healthier oatmeal lactation cookie? This recipe for oatmeal cookies for breastfeeding moms is gluten free, dairy free and low sugar so that you eat a few and not sacrifice your breastfeeding diet. Lactation cookies have become a popular recommendation to boost milk supply and they work as long as you make them with milk boosting ingredients.

But so many of the recipes for lactation cookies include high amounts of sugar and ingredients that you may want to avoid when breastfeeding and trying to eat a heathier postpartum diet.

You can also make these oatmeal lactation cookies without brewers yeast, which is another added bonus if you are looking for lactation recipes with alternative milk boosters.

Read on for how to make a healthier version of oatmeal lactation cookies.

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Do Oatmeal Cookies Help with Lactation?

Oatmeal is the main ingredient in these cookies. It’s one of the most popular ingredients in lactation cookies and for good reason. Oatmeal can help milk supply. Eating oatmeal daily while breastfeeding is an easy way to keep milk supply steady.

Eating a few traditional oatmeal cookies a day may provide a slight boost to your milk supply just because of the oatmeal. But you also want to consider the other ingredients and make sure it doesn’t include any foods to avoid while breastfeeding, or a high amount of sugar.

Oatmeal cookies for breastfeeding are made with lactation foods that increase milk supply and will have a greater effect on your milk supply.

How well lactation cookies work varies greatly. Everyone one is effected differently by the various milk boosters included in lactation recipes. So it’s a good idea to try out a few and see which works best for helping to increase your breast milk supply.

If you are really struggling with low milk supply, then you are going to want to try some of these drinks that increase milk supply and follow this breastfeeding meal plan. Because sometimes it takes more than cookies.

Ingredients For Oatmeal Cookies for Breastfeeding

Here’s what you’ll need to make these lactation cookies:

This recipe uses coconut oil for two reasons. The first is to help make the cookies dairy free for nursing moms avoiding dairy. The second is because coconut helps breast milk supply and has additional nutritional benefits. It’s also why the shredded coconut is added.

These cookies are reminiscent of classic oatmeal cookies, but with lactation boosting abilities. The traditional ingredients of cinnamon and raisins are of course included.

While the recipe still uses refined sugar, it uses much less than other lactation cookies recipes you’ll find. Substitution ideas are suggested down below.

Need more breastfeeding meal ideas? Check out our guide to what to eat while breastfeeding!

Now let’s talk milk boosters!

Besides the oatmeal, coconut oil and shredded coconut, the other ingredients that boost milk supply are the ground flax, chia seeds, and Lactation Booster.

With the shredded coconut just make sure to get the unsweetened kind to keep sugar content low. I used the finely grated, but any size flake should work.

The Lactation Booster is a combination of breast milk boosting herbs made by Majka. It’s actually really great as a vanilla chai drink mixed with warm coconut milk. Try it in these lactation cookies, rather than adding brewer’s yeast, and wow it will exceed expectations.

It includes a unique combination of known lactation boosters including moringa, milk thistle, shatavari and nigella seeds, as well as turmeric and cinnamon. So not only does it help milk supply, but it also tastes way better than recipes made with brewer’s yeast. Get the Lactation Booster HERE.

Another secret ingredient in this recipe is the vanilla. Try this brand of vanilla because the flavor is just really superior to any other. Which gives these cookies another level of fantastic flavor.

Also add just a touch of ground ginger to round it all out.

How to Make Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

Oatmeal lactation cookies do take a little extra effort because the recipe requires a mixer. But it’s well worth it. And you’ll find it’s actually a relatively easy cookie recipe that you can whip up during nap time for a satisfying breastfeeding treat.

This recipe makes everything in one bowl to save on dishes too!

Start by gathering your ingredients and pre heating the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl add the coconut oil and sugars. It works best if the coconut oil is room temperature and semi soft. If your coconut oil is hard, heat it for a minute or so before adding to the sugar.

Use a hand mixer like this one to blend for 1-2 minutes until creamy.

Next add the eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until well combined.

Add the the gluten free flour, flax meal, chia seeds, spices and lactation booster. You can see it in the picture – it’s the greenish one in the bowl.

Mix well for 1-2 minutes. Then add the oats, raisins and shredded coconut.

Mix well at this point. It may take 2-3 minutes of mixing and turning the mixer up slowly to high speed to get everything fully combined. The dough will be on the sticky side, but should still hold together

Use an ice cream scooper to drop dough onto parchment lined pans, greased baking sheet, or silicon cookie mats. Press the cookies down with the scooper and shape with your fingers.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes before enjoying.

What to serve with Oatmeal Cookies for Breastfeeding?

These oatmeal cookies make a great snack or late night treat. Try them with a cup of lactation tea or this one below that’s so good for supporting healthy immune system.

Looking for milk supply snacks you don’t have to make? Check out this list of the best pre packaged breastfeeding snacks.

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Oatmeal Cookies for Breastfeeding

Oatmeal Cookies for Breastfeeding

Yield: 28
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A gluten free, dairy free oatmeal lactation cookies recipe with less sugar and no brewer's yeast.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil + 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lactation Booster
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

    1. Gather the ingredients and pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a large bowl add semi soft coconut oil and sugars. If the coconut oil is hard, heat it for a minute, or so before adding to the sugar.
    3. Use a electric hand mixer to blend for 1-2 minutes until creamy.
    4. Next add the eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until well combined.
    5. Add the the gluten free flour, flax meal, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt and ginger plus the lactation booster. Mix well for 1-2 minutes.
    6. Then add the oats, raisins and shredded coconut.
    7. Mix well for 2-3 minutes turning the mixer up slowly to high speed to get everything fully combined. The dough will be on the sticky side, but should still hold together. If it seems too dry add 1 - 2 tbsp of softened coconut oil and mix again.
    8. Use an ice cream scooper to drop dough onto parchment lined pans, greased baking sheet, or silicon cookie mats. Press the cookies down with the scooper and shape with your fingers.
    9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.
    10. Cool 5 minutes before enjoying.

Notes

  • For the coconut oil, you can substitute butter instead.
  • Instead of refined sugar you could use coconut sugar or your favorite sugar alternative.
  • Make sure to use old fashioned oats rather than instant oatmeal.
  • Use and ice cream scoop like this one to put the dough on the cookie sheets. It makes it much easier to handle the dough.
  • Need an alternative milk booster? While the Lactation Booster gives great flavor to these cookies, you could also replace it in equal amounts with brewer's yeast or ground fenugreek, or a lactation booster of your choice.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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    Tips to Make the BEST Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

    Ready to give this oatmeal lactation cookies recipe a try? You might also want to keep these tips in mind when making these cookies.

    • For the coconut oil, you can substitute butter instead.
    • Instead of refined sugar you could use coconut sugar or your favorite sugar alternative.
    • Make sure to use old fashioned oats rather than instant oatmeal.
    • Use and ice cream scoop like this one to put the dough on the cookie sheets. It makes it much easier to handle the dough.
    • Need an alternative milk booster? While the Lactation Booster gives great flavor to these cookies, you could also replace it in equal amounts with brewer’s yeast or ground fenugreek. OR a lactation booster of your choice – if you do let us know in the comments which you choose and how it comes out.

    How to store lactation oatmeal cookies?

    Store leftover cookies in an storage container in the refrigerator for up to a week. These also freeze really well in freezer bags or storage containers for up to 3 months and would be great for postpartum snack prep.

    Tried this recipe? Let us know in the comments what you think of these breastfeeding cookies and please leave a review above! It helps other find this content and we love to hear from you!

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