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Vegan and Gluten Free Lactation Cookie Recipe

Vegan and Gluten Free Lactation Cookie Recipe


Creating a lactation cookie that is vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on taste. 

There are some wonderful alternative ingredients that help to ensure vegan and gluten-free options are plentiful for those new mums looking for a yummy and effective way to boost their breastmilk supply. 

By using commercial oat flour instead of flour, adding coconut oil instead of butter and creating a mixture that replicates an egg, new mums can enjoy a vegan and gluten-free lactation cookie that is packed with taste and plenty of wonderful benefits for breastfeeding. 

What ingredients are in a lactation cookie that make it good for my milk production?

Common ingredients that work to help milk production in a lactation cookie include oats, brewers yeast, flax seed, barley and or coconut oil. 

While there are plenty of variations, we would suggest that brewers yeast is the major ingredient you should ensure for your recipe to work a charm. You can make lactation cookies that are dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and vegan - just by alternating a few ingredients. 

In our vegan and gluten-free recipe, we combine a dry mix with an oat slurry (which replaces a standard egg used in traditional lactation cookie recipes) and then add in some extra texture from macadamia nuts, and barley malt syrup for extra sweetness. 

How long can vegan and gluten-free lactation cookies be stored? 

Lactation cookies can be stored and frozen once baked for up to 3 months, so you can make a few batches ahead of time and simply defrost or microwave your location cookie to enjoy when you are breastfeeding or when you feel your milk supply needs a little boost. 

If you are keeping the cookies in an air-tight container, be sure to enjoy them within 7 days of baking. Trust us, you won’t have to worry about that - the cookies are so delicious you will be enjoying a few each day! 

Vegan & Gluten-Free Lactation Cookies

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Servings: 20


  • 2 cups of rolled oats

  • ½ cup macadamia nuts roughly chopped

  • ¾ cup of commercial oat flour

  • ⅔  cup of brewers yeast

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Half cup flax seed 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch salt

  • 170g coconut oil

  • 1 cup white cane sugar 

  • Oat slurry - made from 50g oats, ⅓ cup water mixed together to replicate an egg)

  • Nutmeg to taste 

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1.5 cups sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1.5 cups of dairy-free/vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat over to 180 degrees
  2. Mix dry ingredients together 
  3. Combine the oil and sugar together with an electric mixer until it is fluffy
  4. Add in vanilla extract + oat slurry
  5. Stir in chocolate and any additional ingredients such as almond slivers, coconut etc
  6. Scoop into small rounds the size of a 20c piece onto a tray with baking paper or non-stick, and press down with a fork to create a cookie shape
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden
  8. Let cool, then bag and freeze or put your feet up and enjoy warm
  9. Add more brewers yeast if you want to increase the amount of potency of the lactation cookie - it is safe and natural.

Looking for vegan and gluten-free products for lactation? 

We have a range to suit all mamas.

Lactation cookies are a great addition for new mums on the breastfeeding journey - plus there are plenty of great options if you are vegan or gluten intolerant. 

Mamas have the peace of mind that lactation cookies won’t give their baby colic and can be enjoyed in conjunction with other lactation products such as lactation tea or colic tea

For delicious options for your postpartum health, colic, and promoting optimal health during your breastfeeding journey, check out our range of products at The Breastfeeding Tea Co website

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Jordana Edwards is founder of Clean Tea Australia and The Breastfeeding Tea Co. Created in 2013 in collaboration with her naturopath mother, Jordana first sold Clean Tea at the markets in Byron Bay before growing her “little tea stall” into a multimillion dollar ecommerce global business.As the recipient of an astounding 5 awards at the 2020 Ausmumprenuer Awards, this business powerhouse has also been listed as one of the 2020 Remodista International “Women to Watch” in business disruption, as well as being a nominee as a Facebook “Community Leader” for her work training, mentoring and supporting women in business in her local and rural area.