These cookies are a delicious and healthy option for the breastfeeding mother who may need a vegan or gluten-free alternative to traditional lactation cookies. Using organic and natural ingredients would be in line with the spirit of this recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 cookies
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Blend garbanzo beans in a food processor until chopped into very small pieces; transfer to a large bowl and add peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir mixture until ingredients are incorporated into a dough-like substance. Fold chocolate chips, oats, flaxseed meal, and brewer's yeast into the bean mixture.

  • Drop rounded spoonfuls of the 'dough' onto prepared sheet. Flatten cookies somewhat with the back of a spoon.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Some vegans don't consider sugar or Splenda(R) to be truly vegan. You can sub 1/4 cup raw honey or molasses for sweetness instead of sugar. Sub raisins for chocolate chips.

You can also sub 1/2 cup organic coconut oil or any nut butter for the peanut butter.

Flax seeds and brewer's yeast are what make these lactation cookies in addition to the oats.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 118.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2017
I've never made cookies with a base of chickpeas before in my life. These came together quickly and were surprisingly delicious! I added about a 1/4 tsp. of salt but otherwise they were perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2014
Vegan Gluten-free Lactation Cookies Haiku: "Very 'wet' cookie but I think they tasted great. Kept well in the fridge." Made recipe as written only I subbed 1/4 c. coconut oil & 1/4 c. applesauce for the peanut butter. The cookies completely fall apart after being baked but I liked the taste alot and I kept them in the fridge for a little over a week eating one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Now whether or not they've increased my milk supply I'm not sure only b/c I'm also drinking Mother's Milk tea and I made up a lactation zucchini muffin recipe too but hey if my baby's mursing well and I get to eat yummy things in b/t then all is good w/ me! Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2017
They are a healthy tasty option for lactation cookies. They are moist so I added 1/4 cup of gluten free flour to the mix and that helped. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2017
I've never made cookies with a base of chickpeas before in my life. These came together quickly and were surprisingly delicious! I added about a 1/4 tsp. of salt but otherwise they were perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Thank you so much!!! They re yummy and increased my supply within hours! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2014
Vegan Gluten-free Lactation Cookies Haiku: "Very 'wet' cookie but I think they tasted great. Kept well in the fridge." Made recipe as written only I subbed 1/4 c. coconut oil & 1/4 c. applesauce for the peanut butter. The cookies completely fall apart after being baked but I liked the taste alot and I kept them in the fridge for a little over a week eating one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Now whether or not they've increased my milk supply I'm not sure only b/c I'm also drinking Mother's Milk tea and I made up a lactation zucchini muffin recipe too but hey if my baby's mursing well and I get to eat yummy things in b/t then all is good w/ me! Read More
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