Gluten Free Lactation Cookies

These Gluten Free Lactation Cookies are a nursing mom's best friend. Made primarily from oats, these cookies are a nutrient-rich treat, making it the perfect snack to keep a new mom fueled throughout the day. They are simple to put together and free from gluten, refined sugars, eggs and dairy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Yields 20
Cook Time 10 minutes
Recipe Type: Cookies
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 25 minutes
Author: [get-the-author]


  • ¼ cup flax seed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup (120 grams) oat flour
  • ¼ cup brewer’s yeast (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins or chocolate chips, more as desired


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add flaxseed and water to a bowl, and let sit for 10 minutes to thicken up. Add the remainder of the ingredients to the bowl and mix together.
  3. Scoop dough into balls about 2 tablespoons in size and place on baking sheet about 1-½” apart. Gently press down on the dough to flatten it.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven in the middle rack for 10-15 minutes, until the edges are set. The cookie will still be soft when hot.
  5. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool at least 1 hour to allow them to finish setting up.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you are gluten-intolerant, make sure to look for gluten-free rolled oats and oat flour, as well as gluten-free brewer’s yeast.
  2. If you want to skip the brewer’s yeast, increase the oat flour by 1 tablespoon.
  3. We preferred these cookies baked at 10 minutes, for a slightly "underbaked" cookie. If you prefer your cookies more set, bake for the full 15 minutes.


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