Clean Lactation Cookies


There are a number of foods that are said to increase milk production for nursing Mum’s and cookies like these that contain several of the ingredients so they are a great way to fuel your body that is working overtime to recover and produce milk, all whilst surviving on very little sleep.

I lived on lactation cookies my Mum would bake me when my son was born until I learnt what was in them. I played around with the most popular recipe to swap out the wheat and refined sugar and came up with this version that worked well.

The recipe includes several nutrient-dense foods known to increase milk production.

Oats are one of the most well-known foods to increase breast milk production. They are also easy to eat, high in fiber and filling.

Flax Seeds
Flax seeds or flax meals contain essential fatty acids that help give your milk supply a boost.

Nuts are filled with healthy fats and protein that your body needs and craves when you’re making milk.

Brewer’s Yeast
Brewer’s yeast is a commonly used supplement to increase breast milk production. Brewers yeast is a good source of iron and vitamin B. It has a slightly bitter taste, so is best used in slightly sweet recipes (like this one!).


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 3/4 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 jar (325g) natural peanut butter
  • 125g organic butter, softened or coconut oil
  • 1 cup milled flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp brewer’s yeast
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup honey or rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g organic dark chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter/coconut oil, rice malt syrup/honey, vanilla, brewer’s yeast, flax and water until creamy.
  4. Mix in eggs, then water.
  5. Gradually beat spelt, oats and baking powder
  6. Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.
  7. Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.
  8. Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.
  9. Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. Allow cooling.
  12. Enjoy!

Trending Articles…

Need Some Help Looking on the Bright Side?
Need Some Help Looking on the Bright Side?

Do you consider yourself someone who looks on the bright side? It's not always easy, but having a positive outlook on life definitely makes life easier. I'm not saying that we should ignore our struggles or pretend that everything is perfect all the time, but having a...


With wellness becoming a greater focus in our lives, we’re constantly looking for fun new ways we can refresh and re-energise. Here are three different wellness techniques you can try.The ears are a surprising source of stress relief because they’re covered in reflex...


Writing in a Gratitude Journal each day can help increase your overall wellbeing and happiness. Use your journal to refocus on the multitude of positives in your life and create a wonderful treasure to reflect on as you navigate life. I have often looked back upon my...

Do you have a love-hate relationship with exercise?
Do you have a love-hate relationship with exercise?

Exercise can bring up a lot of funky feelings. You may be self–conscious about your athletic skills, that was me. Or you may be stuck in this story where you think you hate exercising. You might think exercise is something you “have” to do. Or maybe you think that if...

Are You a Tired Momma?
Are You a Tired Momma?

It's such an important part of our lives, but how much thought have you given to what goes into getting a good night's sleep? It wasn't until I became a sleep-deprived mom that I truly appreciated the importance of sleep (for myself and my daughter). Not only is it...

Love our vibe?

Learn about becoming a part of our tribe of Mumpreneurs…