Looking for an easy way to enhance your breast milk supply? These no-bake lactation bites are the perfect snack for new moms! Made with brewer’s yeast, peanut butter, and other natural ingredients, they’re a delicious treat designed to support your breastfeeding journey.
Breastfeeding can be a challenge, especially when it feels like you can’t produce enough milk. Even if you’re blessed with a generous mother’s milk supply, there are days when you might feel drained, especially when your new baby hits a growth spurt.
The good news? Scientific studies show that there are nutritional supplements and foods you can incorporate into your diet to promote breast milk production. These no-bake lactation cookies recipe, packed with beneficial ingredients, will not only boost your breast milk supply but also provide you with a delicious treat.
Why You’ll Love These Cookies:
- They contain brewer’s yeast, flax seeds, and rolled oats – all great sources of soluble fiber and known galactagogues to support lactation.
- Peanut butter and walnuts are not only delicious but also packed with healthy fats that benefit both mom and baby.
- Perfect for busy moms, these easy lactation cookies are quick to make without the need for baking!
Don’t forget to check out my Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies!
Gather together your ingredients.
The main bulk of these cookies is from oatmeal, which is known to be great for milk supply, and it’s also great for boosting energy! Milk has tons of calcium and EFA, and it also helps boost milk production. Nuts, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast are also agents for helping increase your supply!
To get started, combine your oats, chopped walnuts, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast in a mixing bowl. Set it aside.
Then, in a medium pot, heat up your milk, sugar, butter and cocoa until it comes to a rolling boil. Boil for about a minute and then add in your peanut butter and vanilla, mixing well. Dump all your wet ingredients into the dry and combine with a spoon.
Prepare a large cookie sheet with some wax paper and then spoon out your mixture in 1 TBSP portions onto the tray.
Refrigerate these morsels so they can firm up a bit, and then pop one in your mouth whenever you need a little pick-me-up! They can be eaten cold or at room-temperature, and you can keep them in a sealed container until you need them.
Seriously, they couldn’t be easier, and they taste awesome. Try them yourself!
Do They Work?
Absolutely! After my fourth baby boy, I faced challenges with my milk supply. I scoured various lactation cookie recipes, experimented with ingredients like nutritional yeast, and finally developed this no-bake lactation cookie recipe. The result? A noticeable boost in my breast milk supply and energy levels! I also found that it helped to even out my blood sugar levels after coming back from gestational diabetes.
If you’re allergic or dislike any ingredient, feel free to substitute. For instance, use almond flour instead of oats or cashew butter instead of peanut butter. The recipe is flexible, and many moms have shared their modifications in the comments and on a quick Pinterest search.
My husband and kids even enjoyed them and used them as little energy boosting snacks. And since they were so easy to make, I could whip up a batch as often as needed.
In the end, I ended up breastfeeding my son for 3 and a half years!
How Do They Work?
These no-bake lactation cookies work by using special ingredients called galactagogues. Galactagogues are substances that promote lactation. They can be man-made medications, but there are several that occur naturally.
The galactagogues in my no bake lactation cookie recipe are flax seeds, rolled oats, brewer’s yeast, peanut butter and walnuts. By combining several of these ingredients together, you can multiply their power to really help promote lactation in a breastfeeding mom.
Benefits of Key Ingredients:
- Brewers Yeast & Nutritional Yeast: Both are a fantastic source of B vitamins, which support the nervous system and boost milk supply.
- Flax Seeds: A good source of dietary fiber and fatty acids that promote lactation.
- Rolled Oats: A great source of soluble fiber and whole grains, known to support milk production.
Remember, while these lactation snacks are a great idea to boost your milk supply, always consult with lactation consultants if you have concerns about your breastfeeding experience. The combination of delicious snacks, mother’s milk tea, and expert advice will ensure a successful breastfeeding experience for you and your little one.
What If I Don’t Like or Can’t Eat an Ingredient?
Definitely leave it out! These no bake cookies are very forgiving. While I think this recipe is just perfect as it is, you can definitely change it to fit your needs. In fact, check the comments here and on Pinterest to see some of the ways others have changed it up to fit their own circumstances, as this recipe has been modified in some really awesome ways.
- 5 cups of oats
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1 cup of flaxseed
- 6 Tbsp of brewer's yeast
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of butter (16 Tbsp)
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- In a mixing bowl combine the oats, chopped walnuts, flaxseed, and brewer's yeast. Set aside.
- In a medium sized pot, heat the milk, butter, sugar, and cocoa over medium heat. Once it comes to a rolling boil, let it continue to boil for 1 minute. Then add the peanut butter and vanilla, and mix well.
- Add the pot mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.
- Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper and spoon the mixture onto the paper. One spoonful makes a great snack size.
- Refrigerate and enjoy!
Use a tablespoon of mixture for each cookie. You can keep them rounded or flatten them out to your preference.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 100 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 86Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
For another great recipe, check out my Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies!
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.