Peanut Butter Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

I’m writing this post as I’m breastfeeding the little one. Of all the new challenges that comes with a newborn, breastfeeding probably tops that list! It is alone a full time job latching, pumping, washing and sanitizing bottles, and ensuring that you’re getting sufficient nutrition and being properly hydrated! And some mums like myself face issues with lower supply, would likely pay a visit to lactation consultants for advice on boosting milk output.

So today on Mother’s Day, I’d like to share a recipe shared by my lactation consultant!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

adapted from Major Milk Makin' Cookies recipe by Kathleen Major
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cups Skippy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, flax seeds and brewer’s yeast in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, on medium speed, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  4. On low speed, beat in eggs one at a time. Slowly drizzle in almond milk.
  5. Stir in the flour mixture and chopped nuts just until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Roll the dough into balls and place on a baking mat. Press down each ball gently with a fork.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes and set aside to cool.


Happy Mother’s Day to all mums out there! The things we do for our babies!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Angie Schn says:

    These cookies look wholesome! Happy Mother’s Day to you, Sam.

  2. Raymund says:

    Nice recipe, I bet this would be a keeper specially for those breast feeding moms out there

  3. That’s interesting- I didn’t know there were recipes out there that increased milk supply! I see that the recipe contains almond milk instead of cow’s milk- that might have something to do with it? I know when I breast fed years ago, the challenge was to keep the baby from wanting the bottle- once they have a taste of the bottle, they sometimes start to reject the breast! Good luck with feeding (and baking)!

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