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Gluten Free Lactation Cookies
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4.75 from 4 votes

Gluten Free Lactation Cookies

These Gluten Free Lactation Cookies are a nursing mom's best friend. Packed with nutrient-rich flaxseed and oats, these cookies help keep a new mom fueled throughout the day. They are simple to put together and free from gluten, refined sugars, eggs, and dairy.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Sweets
Keyword: Lactation Cookies
Method: Baking
Servings: 20
Author: Lexi


  • 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


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove to a cooling rack and let cool at least 1 hour to allow them to finish setting up.


  • 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.
  • If you want to skip the brewer’s yeast, increase the oat flour by 1 tablespoon.
  • 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.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 48mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g