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Vegan Gluten-Free Lactation Cookies

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"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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30 m servings 117
Original recipe yields 15 servings (15 cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. Drop rounded spoonfuls of the 'dough' onto prepared sheet. Flatten cookies somewhat with the back of a spoon.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Some vegans don't consider sugar or Splenda® 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

Per Serving: 117 calories; 6.6 12 4 0 118 Full nutrition

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I've made these cookies several times for my daughter who has celiac disease and is a nursing mom. She loves them, and fortunately will share them! You don't have to be a nursing mom to enjoy th...

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!

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.

Thank you so much!!! They’re yummy and increased my supply within hours!

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. applesauc...