I came across this recipe left in the comments section on another lactation cookie recipe and modified it slightly.
No butter, no eggs, and much less sugar make for a much healthier cookie. These are great and they can be vegan if you omit the chocolate chips.
…All that said, they definitely don’t taste like normal chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies. However, if you’re ready for a healthy cookie that can turn a breastfeeding mama into a milk machine… Here you go!
Lactation Cookie Recipe – Step By Step
1 1/2 C pureed sweet potato (or 3 – 4oz baby food jars of sweet potato)
1/2 C Suconat
1/2 C honey
1 dropper of liquid stevia4 heaping TBS ground flax
2/3 C water
1 tsp Vanilla1 3/4 C hard white whole wheat flour/ white wheat whole wheat
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground fennel
1/4 heaping C Brewers/Nutritional yeast3 C rolled oats (thick cut if possible)
1 C chocolate chips or raisins
2. In a small mixing bowl, mix ground flax with water. Let sit.
3. In a large mixing bowl or Kitchenaid mixer, mix sweet potatoes, suconat, honey, and stevia.
4. Add flax mix and vanilla, continue mixing.
5. In another medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, fennel, and yeast.
6. Add flour mix to wet mix, continue mixing.
7. Stir in oatmeal and mix-ins.
8. Spray cookie sheet with olive oil or cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.
9. Drop cookies on and press into shape with your fingers. They will not spread out. (Hint: Wet hands so cookies don’t stick to your fingers.)
10. Bake 10-12 minutes. This recipe makes around 4 dozen cookies. If short on time, I bake two oversized cookie sheets worth and freeze the remaining dough.
For storing the baked cookies: I put them 2 to a ziploc snack-sized bag, then put all the mini baggies in a gallon ziploc bag in the freezer.
Having tried both milk production tea and store-bought lactation cookies, I can say that these cookies are STRONG! Start with one and see how your milk production changes. (If I’m trying to increase my production, I’ll have two a day.)
They’re also a perfectly good snack for anyone not lactating, unless, of course, you don’t want to share. 🙂