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No-Bake Lactation Cookies

These little bite combine a bunch of lactation-supportive ingredients that nourish both mama and baby.

Course Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 balls
Author Rachel Druckenmiller


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats gluten-free
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed ground
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter or almond or peanut butter (I prefer to make them allergen-free)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1.5 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Put the oats, ground flaxseeds, shredded coconut, salt and cinnamon in a food processor fitted with the S-blade, and run for about one minute until it reaches the consistency of a fine meal.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, and run the food processor for about 60-90 seconds or until everything is combined and starts to clump around the sides.

  3. Mold hunks of the dough about one tablespoon at a time into round balls. Store in the fridge in a glass container. We like taking them out a few minutes before eating so they soften up a bit.

Recipe Notes

I used to put chocolate chips in these, but babies are supposed to stay away from chocolate until about their first birthday because of the caffeine content, so if you're not a nursing mama, feel free to add in 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs before taking the dough out of the food processor!

If you're not a huge fan of flax, cut the portion back to 1/4 cup.