Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies

Looking for a small boost for your milk supply? These delicious cookies have 3 active galactagogue ingredients – oats, brewers yeast and flaxseed meal. Sometimes it can be hard to find the time to fix a proper meal when you’re in between changing nappies and feeding bub, having a stash of these ready to go can help buy some time until your Uber Eats order arrives. And bonus – they are also helping you with your supply!

Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies

A delicious oatmeal-based lactation cookie with three active ingredients to help boost milk supply.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Snack
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 155 kcal


  • Electric scales
  • Electric mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 extra small bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cookie/ice cream scoop
  • Baking tray/s


  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 225 g salted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup caster sugar sifted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup plain flour sifted
  • 2-4 tbsp brewers yeast sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda sifted
  • 1 tsp salt sifted
  • 3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup choc chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees (celcius) fan-forced. Line baking tray/s with baking paper.
  • Mix flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl, set aside to soak.
  • Cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, before mixing in the vanilla extract and soaked flaxseed.
  • Mix in the sifted dry ingredients on low speed – flour, brewers yeast, baking soda and salt. Stop mixing as soon as the dry ingredients have been incorporated.
  • Stir in the oats and choc chips until evenly distributed in the cookie dough.
  • Scoop dough onto prepared baking trays, making sure to leave enough space between scoops to accommodate any spreading.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes (12 minutes for softer cookies, 15 minute for crunchier cookies). Remove from oven and rest for 2 minutes on the cookie trays before transferring to cooling racks to cool.


  • Flaxseed meal can be found at Woolworths or Coles
  • Brewers yeast can be found at natural health food shops or even at Woolworths as well
  • The optional 1 cup choc chips can be substituted with other mix-in ingredients of your choice. Some ideas:
    • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts + 1/2 cup white choc chips
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries + 1/2 cup white choc chips
    • 1 cup raisins (or other dried fruits of your choice)
Keyword cookie, Lactation, Lactation cookie, Oatmeal

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