Boost your supply! 3 recipes for lactation cookies or boobie bikkies

These cookies make a great homemade gift for new mums, especially if they need a boost to their milk supply and are super easy with our 3 lactation cookies recipes.

Alternatively, if you are expecting a newborn why not whip yourself up a batch and freeze ahead? They not only help increase (or maintain) milk supply – they taste amazing and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family.

Add or subtract ingredients as you see fit, just don’t leave out the brewer’s yeast – this is the crucial part of what makes these boobie bikkies so successful!

Lactation Cookies Recipes: Coconut and choc-chip cookies

Lactation Cookies Recipies
Image: 5 Boys Baker

What you’ll need:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1.25 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons brewers yeast
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (plus optional extra for topping)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus optional extra for topping)
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt

Whip ’em up!

  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix the flax seed and water together in a small bowl and set aside
  • Grab a large bowl and use electric mixer to combine butter and sugars until pale and smooth
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix on high until creamy. Stir in the flax mixture.
  • In a separate bowl lightly whisk flour, yeast, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture and and beat on low speed. Fold in the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut
  • Roll 2tbsp of mixture into balls and place on baking tray, flattening slightly with a fork
  • Sprinkle with leftover coconut and choc chips if desired
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden

Lactation Cookies Recipes: Cinnamon and fennel cookies


Lactation Cookies Recipies
Image: The Skinny On Low Cal

What you’ll need:

  • 2.25 cups rolled oats
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (pack firmly)
  • 1-2 tbsp brewer’s year
  • 2 tbsp flax seed (LSA also fine to use)
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds (lightly toasted and ground)
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Whip ’em up!

  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir well
  • Grab about a tbsp of mixture and roll into balls. Space evenly onto the prepared tray and flatten slightly with a fork
  • Bake for around 12 minutes or until light golden brown
  • Freeze or store in fridge for a week in airtight container

Lactation Cookies Recipes: Apple, honey and coconut cookies

Lactation Cookies Recipies
Image: The nOATbook

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup pureed apple (Granny Smith works best for this)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2tbps peanut butter (or almond butter)*
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp flax seed or LSA
  • 3 tbsp brewer’s yeast
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

*While the research is not yet conclusive, there are some indications that consuming allergenic foods while breastfeeding may be risky for babies with a family history of allergies. Please check with a medical professional or delete the peanut/almond butter from this recipe if you have any doubts. 

Whip ’em up!

  • Line baking tray with greaseproof paper. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Grab a mixing bowl and whisk apple, honey, coconut oil, nut butter, egg and vanilla together until smooth
  • Fold in the oats, LSA, brewer’s yeast, cinnamon and baking soda
  • Add sultanas and choc chips, but fold in gently so as not to overmix
  • Roll into balls (about 1tbsp per ball) and bake for 12-15 minutes

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NB: Images shown are not actual images of the completed recipes


You tell us! Whats your favourite of our 3 Lactation Cookies Recipes?