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Dark Chocolate Apricot Lactation Cookies

Cookies packed with nutrients new mamas need to maintain a milk supply. If these look awesome, and you're not a new mama, just omit the brewers yeast (or leave it in- we could all use a boost of B vitamins!). Adapted from Very Effective Lactation Cookies at Belly Belly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 76kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats divided (grind 1/2 cup oats into a flour)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
  • 2 tablespoons molasses sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla



  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Put ½ cup of oats into a food processor bowl or blender, and process until a flour forms.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients. If your coconut oil is solid, melt it before mixing it in.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, then add the mix ins.
  • Scoop the cookies onto a lined baking sheet. Flatten into a cookie shape. They will not flatten on their own.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing them from the baking sheet. They will be very crumbly until they have cooled, and then will firm up.


I made 16 (very) large cookies from this recipe. They are to help new mothers up their calorie intake when they are busy with a new baby! The recipe will probably make 40 tablespoon sized cookies (the size cookie I normally make).
Butter is a good substitute for coconut oil, and whole wheat flour will work in place of the almond meal.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg