Easy No-Bake Lactation Cookies Recipe (With Brewers Yeast) Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free
Boost your milk supply with this no-bake lactation cookies recipe! These easy lactation cookies use brewers yeast, healthy fats, and oats to help mamas with breastfeeding. These breastfeeding cookies are chewy in nature, sweet, and a great way to increase milk supply!
An easy, no-bake lactation cookies recipe that every expecting mama should have on hand.
Not only do these milk-boosting cookies taste great but they freeze well too! A great lactation cookie to have on hand when you’re breastfeeding.
Not only are these breastfeeding cookies great for boosting milk supply, but they’re also made with more natural sugars. Thus, a healthy option for new moms!
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Ingredients In The Lactation Cookies To Increase Milk Supply
Breastfeeding (or pumping) can be a struggle for many moms and truthfully in many different ways. However, using food to help increase milk supply is a great start if you’re struggling.
On top of the foods below, herbal supplements like fenugreek and milk thistle can work wonders. I used Fenugreek with my first and it definitely helped increase my supply in the short term.
With my third babe, I opted to use this no-bake lactation cookies recipe instead and simply stay on top of it right off the bat (versus waiting to see if I was low).
From what I’ve read, there’s a lot that goes into keeping milk production high:
- Lots of healthy fats
- Water intake
- Specific milk-boosting foods
I did all of the things above (I naturally eat a lovely high-fat diet!) and made sure to incorporate the specific ingredients below into these easy lactation cookies.
The Best Foods To Increase Milk Supply
While there are quite a few foods that support breastfeeding, these are the ones in the no-bake lactation cookies recipe:
Flaxmeal: flax is a healthy fat that naturally supports a new mom. It also contains estrogenic properties which support breastmilk production
Brewers Yeast a classic food for boosting breastmilk! Brewers yeast (different from normal yeast), contains iron, proteins, vitamin B, etc (learn more about brewers yeast).
This yeast has a mild beer-like flavor which is often covered up in lactation recipes with excess sugar. While these easy lactation cookies do have some sweetness to them, I tried to find a balance between unnecessary sugar and taste.
Oatmeal is another tried and true ingredient when it comes to the milk supply! High in iron and easy to mix into just about everything. Oats (as well as healthy fats) are the base of these breastfeeding cookies.
Do Lactation Cookies Really Work?
Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell!
While the ingredients in these cookies have been shown to increase milk supply, each mom is different.
Thus, what works for one may not work for another.
However, while these cookies are geared towards boosting breast milk, they’re also loaded with healthy ingredients to support new moms.
Healthy fats, plant-based proteins, and lots of flavors. New moms are classically ravenous. These cookies help curb hunger while being delicious!
Can You Eat Too Many Lactation Cookies
While these cookies are geared towards increasing milk supply, more is not always better.
Because they’re high in fats, too much of a good thing can cause symptoms like an upset tummy or diarrhea.
Most of the time this won’t be the case. However, if you didn’t eat a high-fat diet previously, all of a sudden binging on fats (specifically flaxseed which can be a known laxative) might be too much for your system.
One to two cookies each day is plenty.
FAQ’s & Tips
These lactation cookies can be stored in the fridge or the freezer in airtight containers. They do freeze solid so if stored in the freezer, let thaw before eating.
While in the fridge the cookies do firm up, at room temperature they are slightly sticky.
Any dried fruit will work in place of the cranberries. Likewise, peanut, almond, or sunbutter can replace cashew butter.
Ingredients In The No-Bake Lactation Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup oats
- ⅛ cup flaxseed meal
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup + 1tbs cashew butter
- 1 tbs brewers yeast
- 1 tbs coconut oil, measured solid
- ⅛ cup + 1 tbs raw honey
- ⅛ cup dried cranberries
Grab all the ingredients from my Pantry Staples.
Make The Cookies
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or a small pot on low. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Whisk the honey and cashew butter with coconut oil until smooth.
Pour wet into dry and mix until combined. Add in the cranberries.
Use a trigger ice cream scoop to portion the cookies onto a parchment-lined cutting board.
Press the cookies down with a fork and place them in the fridge for one hour to set (or pop them into the freezer).
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Easy Lactation Cookies (dairy-free, gluten-free)
Make breastfeeding a breeze by using natural foods to increase your milk supply! These healthy, dairy-free lactation cookies are sweetened naturally and loaded with fats. Thus, they’re the perfect snack for new moms.