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Lactation Cookies

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

Food is one of those things that should change based on the season and the stage of life that you are in.

There may be a specific function that you want food you eat to perform. Some things that specific food eating can support with are enhancing your immune system or helping your brain when you are studying and even improving your libido.

This is one of those recipes but great for breastfeeding and enhancing the milk supply, as well as being great for improving the quality of the breast milk (more good oils).

A great idea for someone that has just given birth your be to share some tasty treat with them that is also a functional food.


1 cup self raising wholemeal flour or spelt flour

1/2 cup organic virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

1 egg

2-3 tablespoons of water (depends on how moist you prefer the cookies to be)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional, for flavour)

1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, for flavour)

1-2 tablespoons of brewers yeast – do not substitute with bakers yeast or any other yeast

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 & 1/2 cups oats – organic, steel cut oats are best for you, but rolled oats are fine

OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup of your favourite biscuit ingredients (mashed banana, I love the sugar free choc chips, dried fruit)



In a large mixing bowl, cream the coconut oil and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine the flaxseed and water, let them sit for a few minutes before adding to mix.

Add the dry ingredients (apart from the oats and your additional ingredients) and mix well again. Finally, stir in the oats and your additional ingredients.

Make the biscuits (I use a dessert spoon as a rough size guide) and place them onto a lightly greased or lined baking tray.

Flatten them a little with your fingers or a spatula – if you like a soft centre, don’t squash them down too much.

Option: If you like you can just make them into balls.

Recipe sourced from Kate at Darwin Naturopathics. I used to work with Kate a handful of years ago.

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