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Lactation cookies recipe with peanut butter and chocolate

Best Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Amy Palanjian
These egg, dairy, and gluten-free cookies are perfect for breakfast, treats, or afternoon snacks for any mama. (And they are great to share with the kids too!)
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 204 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups sliced ripe-with-brown-spots bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup nut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Mash the bananas until smooth.
  • Add the bananas to a medium bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Chill batter in the fridge while the oven heats to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out 1/4-cup portions onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten to about ½-inch thick.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until set and golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or up to 3 months in the freezer.


  • To make them smaller: Portion into 1-tablespoon balls, flatten, and bake for 16-18 minutes.
  • To make them without flaxseed, substitute and equal amount of whole-wheat flour.
  • Warm the peanut butter and honey to make them easy to stir into the other ingredients.
  • Use sunflower seed butter or another nut butter in place of the peanut butter if desired.
  • Swap in dried fruit for the chocolate chips if desired.
  • To make these without coconut, simply use additional oats instead.
  • Gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to help you portion out the cookies.
  • Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet so they hold together well.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
Keyword lactation cookie recipe, lactation cookies
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