Lactation Cookies for Everyone (Oil Free, Vegan, Gluten Free...)

I love any excuse to eat cookies. Who doesn't? Breastfeeding is so challenging, so exhausting, and so deserving of cookies.

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Lactation Cookies!

 

These cookie are soft and chewy, and can be easily made ahead and stored in the freezer. Enjoy!These lactation cookies are vegan, gluten free, oil free, and (fairly) healthy. Best of all: they are full of ingredients that are supposed to boost milk production! (And even if they don't, they still give you a great excuse to make cookies).  If you like your cookies on the sweeter side, add one full cup of sweetener instead of only a half of a cup. And of course, the more chocolate chips you add, the better they taste!

Soft and chewy, these also freeze well. Enjoy!

Lactation Cookies

  • 4 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (I used coconut sugar, but I also suggest date sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour (you can grind oats in a food processor!)
  • 1/4 cup brewer's yeast (if you eat gluten free, be sure to buy a GF version!)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl combine the water and flax seeds and let sit for 2-3 minutes until the ground flax seeds have thickened the water. Stir in the mashed banana, vanilla, and sweetener. In another small bowl, combine dry ingredients (rolled oats, oat flour, brewer's yeast, baking soda, and salt). Fold into to the banana mixture and stir just until combined. Add chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.