Can You Make Lactation Cookies Without Yeast?

This post is all about making lactation cookies without yeast. I say that because many people have asked me questions like: Can you make lactation cookies without yeast? How do you make them without the use of a stand mixer or any other kitchen contraption? I hope to answer these questions and more by providing simple recipes for homemade lactation cookies.

What are Lactation Cookies?

Lactation cookies are cookies that are designed to help nursing mothers increase their milk supply. The cookies are made with ingredients that are said to help boost milk production. Lactation cookies are oatmeal cookies that can help increase milk supply for a nursing mother. The combination of rolled oats, flaxseed, and brewer’s yeast helps with the production of milk and can help a new mom with her breastfeeding journey during those early, difficult postpartum days. In this article, you shall be reading through how you can make lactation cookies without yeast.

Can You make Lactation Cookies Without Yeast?

Yes, you can make lactation cookies without brewers yeast. To make lactation cookies without yeast, you can use unsweetened shredded coconut or fine blanched almond flour. If using unsweetened shredded coconut, be sure to add it to the wet ingredients. If using fine blanched almond flour, be sure to add it to the dry ingredients.

There are many different variations of lactation cookies. Lactation cookies are a type of cookie that is often recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers to eat in order to increase their milk production. However, the most common ones will include brewer’s yeast. This type of yeast is necessary to help stimulate milk production in new mothers and it is also necessary for the cookies to rise.

Brewer’s yeast is a source of B vitamins, chromium, selenium, and protein. It can help with digestion and keep your skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver healthy. It is also said that it can help with energy levels and support the nervous system. Lactation cookies contain ingredients that are known to increase breast milk production – such as oats, flaxseeds, and brewer’s yeast. You can also add nuts and dried fruit to the dough for extra flavor.

If you’re looking for a brewers yeast substitute for baking these cookies, it’s important you do not substitute the brewers yeast for other yeast. The lactation cookie recipe also includes flax and oats which will also help with your supply so even just having those ingredients will help, but we highly recommend not skipping on the brewer’s yeast.

How to Make Lactation Cookies Without Yeast: Lactation Cookies Recipe


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (or 2 1/2 cups all-purpose and 1/2 cup whole wheat)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional ingredients: 2 Tbsp brewers yeast, honey or maple syrup for sweetness, raisins and nuts.

This recipe is a great way to get your baby’s iron and calcium, but you can also add other ingredients that are packed with nutrients. This means you can make these cookies even healthier!


Lactation cookies without yeast are made with a mixture of milk, cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and eggs. If you don’t have any lactose or dairy allergies to worry about, you can use whole milk.

Step 1:

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until smooth. Place the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2:

After at least 1 hour, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

Step 3:

Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to finish cooling.

Step 4:

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container if you’re not going to eat them all within a week, freeze the rest so they don’t go stale.


Lactation cookies are a great idea for new moms. They’re easy to make and taste delicious. This recipe is one of the best because it doesn’t require yeast, which is a common ingredient in lactation cookies that many people don’t have on hand. Lactation cookies are so versatile because you can add your own favorite ingredients. Make this recipe your own by adding ingredients you like and removing the ones you don’t. These cookies can also be healthy enough to eat every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of sugar should I use to make lactation cookies?

You can use white sugar for these cookies because it dissolves very easily and doesn’t add a lot of flavor. Brown or powdered sugar will work just as well.

What substitutes do I need to make these cookies without yeast?

It’s easy to substitute the brewers yeast for either baking powder or baking soda. The amount you need will vary depending on how much brewers yeast you’re replacing. A good rule of thumb is to use half the amount of baking soda or powder as you would brewers yeast.

Angela Jones

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