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Lactation Cookies - gluten free & dairy free



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Lactation Cookies

  • 2 tablespoons Linseed (or flaxseed) meal
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 120 grams dates
  • 150 grams Raw sugar (or rapadura/cococonut sugar)
  • 120 grams coconut oil
  • 1 egg, (can be omitted - see note in tips)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 4 tablespoons brewers yeast
  • 50 grams Coconut (desiccated or shredded)
  • 200 grams Gluten free plain flour
  • 150 grams rolled oats, (or quinoa flakes)
  • 75 grams cacao nibs
  • 75 grams walnut pieces

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced).

    2. Mix linseed meal, chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Set aside while continuing with following steps (approx 5min).

    3. Place dates into bowl and chop for 6sec, speed 8. Scrape bowl at end.

    4. Add coconut oil and sugar. Mix 1min, speed 4. Scrape bowl as needed.

    5. Add egg, vanilla and linseed/chia mix. (Use this step to add any nut/rice/coconut remnants from making you dairy free milk) Mix 30sec, speed 4.

    6. Add salt, bicarb, yeast, coconut and flour. Mix 40sec, speed 5 (or longer, if needed).

    7. Measure in rolled oats, cacao nibs and walnut pieces into mixture, then spoon into a separate bowl and mix in by hand (I often find my mixture is too thick to mix by Thermomix).

    8. Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls onto baking paper lined trays and cook for 15min (less if you prefer soft cookies)


    (Suitable for freezing)


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The ingredients which stimulate breastmilk supply (galactagogues) are the oats, linseed and brewers yeast.

Brewers Yeast has quite a strong flavour, so add as much or as little as you like. Between 3 & 4 tablespoons is recommended. I find 4tbsp works in this recipe, as the other ingredients balance out the flavour.

GLUTEN FREE - Oats naturally contain traces of gluten, so are not suitable for coeliacs. Some health food shops sell "gluten free" rolled oats, but these are not completely gluten free. Substitute quinoa flakes in place of the rolled oats. Quinoa does not stimulate breastmilk production, but will still make a tasty cookie!

Alternatively, if you do not require these to be gluten free, keep the oats, and use non-gf flour tmrc_emoticons.)

If you don't need these to be dairy free, substitute butter in place of the coconut oil, and use chocolate chips in place of the cacao nibs (dark choc chips work well!)

EGG FREE - To make these egg free, double the chia seeds, and add an extra 2tbs water.

I find that emptying the mixture into a separate bowl helps mix the add ins without straining the Thermomix motor. It also makes it easier to scoop the mix onto the baking trays.


***Lactation Cookies by Carley_V used as inspiration for this recipe! Absolutely loved her cookies, as did everyone who tried them, but I needed to make a dairy free version after I found out my baby has a cows milk intolerance (and gluten free so my sister could enjoy them). I also wanted to make them a little healthier, with less sugar, but still be able to counteract the bitterness of the cacao nibs. I plan to fiddle with them further to cut out more sugar, but am happy with the results. Thank you Carley_V for giving me a starting point! //www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/lactation-cookies/96243 ***

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  • When you say suitable for

    Submitted by sam.w_74 on 31. October 2015 - 10:46.

    When you say suitable for freezing, do you the mixture or the baked product please? 

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  • Great recipe, very tasty.  I

    Submitted by sam.w_74 on 16. October 2015 - 15:50.

    Great recipe, very tasty.  I used sultanas instead of cacao nibs, and threw in some sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.

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  • Great recipe! Although the

    Submitted by Riannie on 1. August 2015 - 20:37.

    Great recipe! Although the mixture was super sticky they taste great! My daughter is allergic to nuts so I left them out and just used choc chips tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Fantastic recipe - I have

    Submitted by jordan05688 on 5. July 2015 - 12:00.

    Fantastic recipe - I have tried a lot of lactation cookies and these are the most effective, and tasty too! I'm not a fan of cacao nibs but swapped for saltanas and they are still great!

    TIP - Crush some walnuts and set aside at the beginning of the recipe... I always have whole walnuts and get to the end and need to crush them 'the old fashioned way' as the TMX bowl is full!

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  • Oh thank you, that's really

    Submitted by Libbididoodah on 5. February 2015 - 21:39.

    Oh thank you, that's really sweet of you

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  • Oh my gosh, these are the

    Submitted by Twilight79 on 3. February 2015 - 21:28.

    Oh my gosh, these are the best lactation cookies I've made yet. And I've tried a few. I used normal SR Flour and added craisins in place of cacao & walnuts. Yummo. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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