The best lactation cookies for nursing mamas! These delicious vegan and gluten free lactation cookies are packed with nutrients from oats, flax and brewer's yeast that are great for boosting milk supply. Plus, they taste just like your favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! This lactation cookie recipe is the perfect treat for new moms and anyone looking for a healthy cookie.
Use a medium cookie scoop and place dough on a prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. You should get about 20 cookies. If you want thicker cookies, leave as is. If you want slightly thinner cookies, very gently push ONLY the top of the cookie down a bit. Don’t over flatten.
I've successfully also made these with almond flour instead of oat flour! Here's how to do it: use 1 2/3 cup fine blanched almond flour (instead of oat flour) and 1 cup of oats (instead of 3/4 cup oats). You'll need to bake these just a few minutes longer, and they'll be softer, but they will be delicious!
How to make these without brewer's yeast: instead of brewer's yeast, feel free to use 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut or 1/4 cup more oat flour.
How to make your own oat flour: you can easily make your own gluten free oat flour by simply placing gluten free oats into a blender and blending/pulsing until they’re smooth and resemble a fine flour, then measure out the amount called for in the recipe.
*If you like thinner cookies, use 1 ½ cups of oat flour instead of 1 ⅔ cups.
**Not all brewer's yeast is gluten free, so be sure to look for a kind that is certified GF if that's something you desire.
To freeze them: check the full post for freezer instructions!