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Lactation cookies are amazing ways for new mamas to increase milk supply, enjoy a sweet treat, and ensure that you are producing enough milk for your new baby. I am personally a fan of healthy lactation cookies, which are just as satisfying and effective. Either way, this is your lactation cookie list. I’ve linked up the best recipes for lactation cookies both healthy and completely delicious. Some cookies are no-bake, while others are standard cookies you mix and bake. I also have some awesome cookies that come in a mix and pre-packaged that I’ve been able to try.
These lactation cookies, healthy, bake and no-bake, will knock your socks off and give breastfeeding mamas plenty of options to consistently keep their sweet tooth satisfied and milk supply healthy.
Typically, lactation cookies are considered lactation cookies when they have the following ingredients:
- Oats either instant, rolled or steel cut.
- Brewer’s Yeast (a very helpful tool for lactation)
These are the easiest ingredients to add to baked goods and create lactation cookie recipes, and these ingredients have been show (though studies vary and each individual mamas varies) to increase milk supply. I have had lots of luck with Mother’s Milk Tea (amazing!), my new protein powder coming out Milk Dust is a great milk booster, and keeping my diet full of nutrients.
First, I am going to give you my FAVORITE healthy lactation cookie recipe, which is simple, EFFECTIVE, and will help you keep your blood sugar levels stable, as well as giving your body lots of nutrients.
The Best Lactation Cookie Recipe Ever (that’s completely healthy!)
2 cups quick cook oatmeal
1 scoop lactation protein powder like Milk Dust or Majka or Ora Organics
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 tsp flax seed
5 tsp brewers yeast (if you don’t have a lactation-boosting powder)
5 TBS chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Mash bananas and add all other ingredients. Mix well.
Scoop mixture with 1/4 cup measuring cup and flatten into a cookie shape on the cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Once cooled a bit, cut parchment paper and stack on a container. Store in fridge for up to 1 week.
Let’s get into the Lactation Cookie round up list!
First, let’s go over some quick and easy lactation cookies and bites you can buy packaged because I’ve tried these, and they are amazing, as well as effective!
First, the Majka Lactation Bites are my absolute favorite.
They have an amazing taste, and they are full of awesome nutrients for postpartum mamas. This is really important to me, and so I have them as first on the list.
Second, the Milkbliss Lactation Cookies are DELICIOUS!! They aren’t too bad in terms of sugar, carbs and fat, which makes them a pretty good choice, in addition to all their lactation-boosting ingredients!
12 Lactation Cookie Recipes That Work:
Cinnamon Apple Lactation Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookies
Carrot Cake Lactation Breakfast Cookies
Chocolate Almond No-Bake Lactation Cookies
Chocolate Chip Toffee Lactation Cookies
Grain-Free Paleo Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
These 12 lactation cookie recipes work really well, and they are amazing for boosting milk supply. Try out my healthy lactation recipe if you are working on losing the baby weight, and I highly recommend the packaged lactation cookies I mention for the busy mornings and afternoons!
You can also sign up for my 14-Day Clean Eating Breastfeeding Challenge for some great recipes!
I made the first recipe for my daughter without any changes to the recipe. They were tasty and filling and she was happy with them. Taste-wise they are similar to a regular oatmeal cookie, although she felt she could taste the extra nutritional goodies in there. Note that did not stop her from eating them!