Friday, May 6, 2016

Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

There are a ton of lactation cookies out there, but for those of us who are gluten free we can’t have the primary component brewers yeast. SO instead this recipe includes oats and healthy fats in the form of coconut oil and chia seeds.

Chia seeds provide calcium and magnesium along with essential fatty acids protein, and fiber.  

Coconut oil is a healthy fat, it contains lauric acid that is great for the immune system and to help create nice fatty milk.

Dry Ingredients
3 cups of oatmeal (I used Trader Joes Gluten Free Oats)
2 cups of gluten free flour to make this dairy free I opted to use Pamela’s Gluten/Dairy Free flour if you are doing dairy, you can use Cup 4 Cup or your fav GF flour blend.
1 teaspoon of salt 
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 & 1/2 cups chocolate chips (make sure they are Dairy Free)
1/4 cup chia seeds
Wet Ingredients
1 & 1/2 cups of light brown sugar
1 cup of refined coconut oil – room temperature, (you can use unrefined but it will add a coconut flavor) *see note
2 eggs
4-5 tablespoons of water 
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350.

Cream together the sugar and coconut oil, then add in the eggs & vanilla.

In another bowl mix together the dry ingredients (minus the oats and chocolate chips).

Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well mixed.

Add in the oats and mix until well incorporated, then its time for the chocolate chips.

Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet (the cookies do not spread while baking so you can fit quite a few on a pan).

Bake for roughly 12 minutes. Cookies are done once they are slightly browned around the edges.

*if it’s a hot day, your coconut oil might be liquid, you want it to be in its solid state, so I would suggest perhaps popping it in the fridge for a few minutes to help solidify it. You want it solid but still soft.


  1. The use of oats and chia seeds is smart!

  2. This is so great! I wish I could have easily found dairy-free lactation cookie recipes when I needed them!

  3. I had no idea brewer's yeast isn't GF. I don't have those dietary restrictions, but this is a great recipe to have on hand for when GF friends have babies!

  4. I had no idea there was such a thing as lactation cookies! Very neat, and the substitutions sound delicious.

  5. Who said brewer's yeast isnt gluten free?

  6. Who said brewer's yeast isnt gluten free?