Healthier Lactation Cookies

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by asturgis

I altered some of the other lactation cookie recipes to come up with a slightly healthier version.

Top Review by smellyvegetarian

Thanks so much for posting this! These are yummy AND effective :). I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my own tastes: I used Smart Balance and a mashed banana for the butter, reduced the sugar and chocolate chips a bit, and added some unsweetened coconut instead of dried cranberries (I was out). They are flavorful enough to mask the strong flavor of the yeast, which allows you to enjoy a treat AND to a good thing for baby. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Beat butter,applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar well.
  4. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
  6. Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
  8. Stir in oats, cranberries and chips.
  9. Scoop onto baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  11. Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.

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