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The BEST Lactation Cookies (Dairy Free)

Made with oatmeal, flax, and brewer's yeast, these dairy-free lactation cookies are hands-down the BEST. Delicious, easy to make, and great for increasing milk supply (or just having a yummy postpartum treat)!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 32 Cookies
Calories 147kcal


  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brewer's yeast
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil slightly melted
  • 1 cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the oats, flour, brewer's yeast, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the coconut oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and almond milk together.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Fold the chocolate chips into the dough.
  • Form the dough into cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Enjoy or store for later!


TIP: Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of each cookie to make these extra delicious!
Lactation cookies can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, and the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg