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Healthy Lactation Cookies that are Sugar Free with Applesauce

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These healthy lactation cookies are the best low fat lactation cookies! This recipe is sugar free with stevia and applesauce, absolutely healthy, and delicious. This recipe for milk boosting cookies will become one of your favorite galactagogue recipes to shoot your milk supply through the roof!

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What Are Healthy Lactation Cookies?

Galactagogue recipes are a quite common and a super delicious way to naturally boost your milk supply! A healthy lactation cookie is simply a delicious snack containing galactagogues to increase your milk supply.

A galactagogue is an herb (or food) known to increase your breast milk supply naturally.

Why are these healthy lactation cookies sweetened with applesauce and stevia?

There are many milk boosting cookie recipes around but this is my own personal recipe. I am a huge advocate for healthy eating, nutrient dense whole food, cutting out as much sugar as possible, and being realistic with your eating all at the same time!

You will not a find a healthier and more tasty low fat lactation cookie recipe out there!

These milk boosting cookies cookies are sugar and butter free! They are instead loaded with coconut oil, applesauce, stevia, and honey to still give you a sweet and satisfying boost in a healthy way!

The first few weeks postpartum are a healing period for your body. It is a nutrition and growing rich stage for your newborn. Healthy and satisfying eating is of the utmost importance right now!

Though you may crave sugar while breastfeeding, these low fat milk boosting lactation cookies will provide the one two punch you need of more breast milk AND the natural sugars and fats that your body craves right now.

We all know by now that white processed sugar is terrible for you. Fortunately there are tons of healthy alternatives on the market and I’ve included many to still give you a natural sweet fix.

So not only will these cookies help to boost your milk supply:

They will also help you shed the baby weight quickly! You can even add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder safe for breastfeeding to add even more nutrition to your little bites! Protein is the most important micronutrient to be sure you get enough of postpartum as it helps your muscles nd tissues repair after all they’ve been through!

Postpartum Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

There is one struggle that so many moms have postpartum, knowing how to lose the baby weight safely while breastfeeding. Can you even do that? How can you diet and breastfeed? How can you lose the excess weight and not lose your milk supply?

For years I’ve been asked by my mom clients these same questions in different ways again and again. So as a certified online health coach, fitness trainer, maternal nutrition specialist, and mom of 3, I decided to compile the proven successful postpartum diet and exercise plan that I created for my breastfeeding mom clients into a program that now anyone can have access to!

It’s called the Milky Mama’s Postpartum Plan and it is built for you! To teach you everything you need to know to be successful at postpartum weight loss while breastfeeding!

Check out my 28 day plan now loaded with delicious recipes like this one to help you regain strength postpartum with short effective workouts, increase your milk supply with loads of delicious recipes, and finally lose that excess baby weight at the same time!

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Especially as a new moms we are all searching for galactagogue recipes to boost our milk supplies naturally!

How can I boost milk supply with home remedies? I’ve got lots of tips, tricks, supplements, and treats that put my milk supply through the roof. There are lots of natural ways to boost your milk supply at home fast, but lactation cookies are by far one of the tastiest. Another of my favorites is delicious Milk Boosting Morning Smoothies and Protein Shakes that help shed the baby weight while boosting milk supply. (Recipes included!)

RELATED: Secrets To Boost Your Milk Supply With Home Remedies 

With my first child my milk supply felt super low. I was young, and didn’t surf the web much at all. All of the books I read about motherhood, parenting, and children didn’t give very actionable advice on how to boost milk supply. I wish I knew then that healthy low fat lactation cookies are the perfect way to boost your milk supply naturally.

Right now your body needs nourishment… and lots of milk! There’s actually an ebook that is filled with easy freezer meals to save you time, help you heal postpartum, AND increase your milk supply and nutritional density! Too good to be true? Nope, just a dedicated mama you saw a need and filled it for you.

Galactagogue = an herb used to increase milk supply

This will quickly become one of your new favorite healthy galactagogue recipes because they are going to be so satisfying that you’ll have trouble not gobbling them all up! These low fat lactation cookies with applesauce and stevia contain

  1. flax meal
  2. oats
  3. Brewer’s yeast!

3 amazing ingredients touted for their ability to increase milk supply naturally.

RELATED: Sanity Saving Breastfeeding Tips and Tricks for New Moms

What if I’m too tired and busy to make these low fat lactation cookies right now?

There are many days with a new baby (realistically for the first year or two) that you are in an exhausted zombie-like state. Giving every ounce of mental and physical energy to your beautiful new creation.

Sometimes mama just needs a minute to breathe and no matter how good your intentions are for baking for yourself; it might not be feasible!

If you just don’t have the time or desire to make these cookies from scratch there are a few great options for ready-made lactation cookie mixes that you can order and have shipped right to your door!

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These milk boosting lactation cookies really hit the spot and should give quite a boost to your milk supply.  They contain powerful natural galactagogues like fennel and fenugreek.

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They even come in Oatmeal Raisin! They aren’t quite as healthy as the wonderful recipe that I’ll be sharing with you today but they are tasty and still do the trick!

If you need ANY help breastfeeding, my favorite way to learn to master it was from the comfort of my own home through Milkology’s online program which guarantees it’ll have you breastfeeding like a pro in 90 minutes! And it really does! Plus it’s the best $19 I’ve ever spent.

Now that you’re covered no matter the amount of time and energy you have I give you the recipe to:

Low Fat Lactation Cookie with Applesauce: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

healthy lactation cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats
  • 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour (If you are gluten free I have tried substituting the wheat flour with oat flour and they turn out equally as delicious!)
  • 1 tbsp. Brewer’s Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Flax Meal
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 c. Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 4 tbsp. Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 1 c. Stevia in the Raw
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp. Raw Unfiltered Honey
  • 1 oz. (4 pieces) Unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate

**Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes. Yields 12 low fat lactation cookies.**

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1. Preheat the oven to 350 and then mix together the dry ingredients: quick oats, flour, flax meal, brewer’s yeast, baking powder, and baking soda  in a medium sized bowl.

healthy lactation cookies

2. Cream together the wet ingredients: applesauce, softened coconut oil (I recommend softening on the stove as the microwave may break down the healthy properties of the raw oil that you are paying more for!), egg, and honey with the stevia.

There are lots of forms of stevia available on the market but the easiest to bake with is available at all your local grocery stores, comes in a giant bag, has the texture of (but not terribly unnatural characteristics of) Splenda, and measures cup for cup when substituting white sugar! It is my favorite to bake with and is even available in a Great Value brand at Walmart!

milk boosting cookies

3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until fully incorporated. You don’t have to worry about over mixing this galactagogue recipe.

4. Chop the unsweetened baker’s chocolate into small bits. You are welcome to substitute for sweetened or semi-sweetened baker’s chocolate or chips if you’d like. However I’ve been sure to include lots of more healthy sweetness in this recipe to make sugar free lactation cookies!

I do love adding the unsweetened chocolate in chunks much more than chocolate chips. It is just so delicious and satisfying this way!

healthy lactation cookies

5. Stir in the chocolate chunks! Now it’s really starting to look like a satisfying, sweet treat that you so deserve as a breastfeeding mom! Get ready to enjoy the most delicious low fat lactation cookies around!

healthy lactation cookies

6. Add by rounded spoonful to a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 10-14 minutes at 350 degrees. You are looking for the cookies to just begin turning golden. This recipe yields 1 dozen cookies.

healthy lactation cookies

Enjoy these healthy lactation cookies sweetened with stevia and applesauce twice a day… if you can possibly resist having more!

Couple these cookies with a few other of my Secrets To Boosting Your Milk Supply with Natural Remedies and you’ll feel wonderful knowing that your milk supply is going through the roof and feel ready to nurture that little one.

If you loved this recipe you’ll also love no bake lactation bites! They are also sometimes called energy balls and are a really easy way to increase your milk supply!

If you are looking for any of the amazing ingredients in this healthy cookie here are some of the same ones I use:

NOW Brewer’s Yeast Debittered, 1-Pound

Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed, 24 Ounce

(This is the type of Stevia you’ll be looking for. But don’t buy it here, it’s much cheaper at your local grocery store, especially Walmart.)

Please let me know in the comments below what are your favorite ways to boost milk supply? What have you tried? What worked for you and what didn’t? Would you be interested in more delicious healthy recipes to keep that milk supply high while the baby weight melts away?


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