Homemade low sugar lactation cookies recipe

This was the first lactation cookie I ate as it came in TMC's goodie bag at the hospital. It was too sweet for me..

So I decided to bake my own

Using the same milk boosting ingredients, I baked lactation muffins too!


If you are a lactating mom who wants to enjoy a delicious treat without worrying about your sugar intake (especially if you had gestational diabetes), this recipe is for you. I'm going to share with you the recipe how to make a low sugar lactation cookies that are packed with nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, brewers yeast, ground flaxseed, virgin coconut oil, almond butter and chia seeds. These cookies are easy to make, satisfying to eat and may help boost your milk supply.

Lactation cookies are cookies that contain ingredients that are known to support lactation, such as oats, flaxseed and brewers yeast. Oats are rich in fiber, iron and calcium, which are essential for milk production. Flaxseed and brewers yeast are sources of phytoestrogens, which can mimic the hormone estrogen and stimulate milk glands. Flaxseed also provides omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for brain development and inflammation. Brewers yeast is also a good source of protein, B vitamins and minerals, which can help with energy and mood.

However, many lactation cookies are also loaded with sugar, butter and refined flour, which can spike your blood sugar levels and cause unwanted weight gain. That's why I decided to create a low sugar version that uses natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, as well as wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour, virgin coconut oil and almond butter. Coconut oil and almond butter are healthy fats that can help with hormone balance and satiety. They also add a rich flavor and texture to the cookies. Chia seeds are another superfood that can enhance the nutritional value of the cookies. They are high in fiber, protein, antioxidants and omega-3s. They also act as a binder and help the cookies hold together.



  • 1/4 cup of virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Where to buy these ingredients?

Some of them were harder to find in NTUC or more expensive, so I got most of them from Lazada and Shopee.

Crunchy Almond Butter for some added bite and texture

Organic raw coconut sugar - low G.I., less likely to spike blood sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil and almond butter together, stirring until smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the honey and coconut sugar until well combined.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, brewers yeast and flaxseed.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  7. Fold in the oats and chia seeds with a spatula.
  8. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
  9. Flatten slightly with your fingers or a fork.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden around the edges.
  11. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12.  Enjoy!!

These low sugar lactation cookies are so delicious and full of flavor. They are also freezer-friendly, so you can make a big batch and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Just thaw them at room temperature or microwave them for a few seconds before eating. They are perfect for busy moms who need a quick and easy way to nourish themselves and their babies.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned how to make a low sugar lactation cookie that can support your breastfeeding journey. If you try this recipe, please let me know how it turned out in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Save the recipe on your phone for future reference!

No time to bake? You can also add these ingredients to your drink during breakfast for a quick nutrition boost!



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