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Chocolate Oat Lactation Cookies

With whole wheat flour, flax seed, and brewer's yeast, these are perfect for someone who is breastfeeding. Still delicious if you're not!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies


  • 2 Tbsp flax seed coarsely ground is best
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp brewer's yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (or steel cut oats)
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp salt sea salt works best


  • Get out two baking sheets and line them with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine flax seed and water. Let sit while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar and coconut oil until well combined.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Add whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and brewer's yeast, and mix well.
  • Stir in flax seed/water that you combined earlier, then add the rolled oats.
  • Finally, add your chocolate chips and the half-teaspoon of salt. Mix well.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, add your cookies to the baking sheets. I like to leave them pretty plump and round so they are crispy on the edges but soft in the middle.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges and tops of the cookies just start to get browned.
  • Take out of the oven, let cool, and enjoy!


Brewer's yeast might be slightly harder to find, but you can get it at Whole Foods, health food stores, or on Amazon.
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