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Dairy-Free No Bake Lactation Cookies

That title is a mouthful, right? I love this recipe because it encompasses lots of things I love and some lifestyle choices I’ve made through motherhood. Here’s a no bake version of lactation boosting cookies that I’ve changed into a safe alternative for mamas who go dairy-free like me. πŸ™‚

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Dairy-Free No Bake Lactation Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar (you could be fancy like me and use vanilla bean sugar)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 6 Tbsp. brewer’s yeast
  • 1 cup flaxseed (meal or ground)
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Set up cookie sheets with wax paper before you begin.
  2. Mix oats, brewer’s yeast, flaxmeal, and nuts in a large bowl.
  3. Bring first four ingredients to a roaring boil. Set the timer for one minute and boil in order to have the ingredients work properly in getting the cookies to set.
  4. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla. Dump into oat mixture and stir quickly and thoroughly.
  5. Spoon onto cookie sheets and let completely cool.

You can also smush the entire mixture flat in your cookie sheet and let cool overnight int he fridge, then use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.

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They are pretty solid once they cool down, but if you hold onto them they can get quite messy. I keep my cookies in a tupperware in the fridge just to be safe, but you can also put them in a tin to gift. Just don’t leave them near the stove or in warm temperatures.

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Enjoy your cookies and your baby!





  1. They look good… do they really produce milk??

    • They build up supply a bit, yes. If you aren’t lactating you need not worry. They’re just a yummy treat for the non-nursing folk!

  2. This is great. I can’t have dairy while nursing so this will/could be perfect if I need a boost. Pinned it. πŸ˜‰

  3. No-bake lactation cookies is a fantastic idea! My company sells dairy-free, soy-free, mostly organic lactation cookies for breastfeeding moms – 97% of our customers report a measurable increase in milk supply after just a few days of enjoying 1-2 cookies per day.

    Would you be interested in trying them to see how they compare to your recipe? We’d love to send you a bag!

  4. YUM! I definitely am looking to build up production πŸ™‚

  5. They look yummy but I don’t have babies yet, hehe. What causes them to increase milk supply? Is it a specific ingredient that has the effect?

    • Oatmeal is known to boost supply. The bulk of this is oatmeal. However, brewer’s yeast is also a big contributor. Flax seeds are also included in many lactation recipes, although I believe it is mostly nutritional.

  6. Jamie @Momma Without a Clue says:

    These are awesome to have, especially if you’re having to pump!

  7. Will this recipe still work okay without Brewers yeast? I can’t seem to find any πŸ™

  8. I think I’m going to try these!

    Sam… Brewers yeast is also effective in increasing milk production. You can purchase brewers yeast at a nutritional store, or if you have a GNC around you, you can get it there as well. It usually comes in a 1 pound container.

  9. Do you have an alternative to unsweetened cocoa? Or is this still good even without the cocoa? Thanks πŸ™‚

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