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Healthy Almond Butter-Oat Lactation Cookies - Gluten-Free

These easy lactation cookies have the comforting textures and flavors of oats and almond butter. They're seasoned with fennel and have only a small amount of sweetener. A light, quick cookie, they're the perfect gift for a new mama in your life - and the rest of the family will love them, too! 
Course Snack, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lactation cookie, gluten-free cookie, Oat cookie, Almond butter cookie, Nursing mothers, healthy cookies, Vegetarian cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Beth


  • Baking Sheets
  • Silpat
  • Parchment
  • Spatula
  • Food Processor


  • 2 cups organic rolled oats gluten-free
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour or organic corn starch
  • ¼ cup brewer’s yeast we use nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed ground
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place oats in a food processor and pulse until the consistency is that of a coarse flour.
  • Pulse in all other dry ingredients in the food processor bowl.
  • Add the almond butter and eggs, then the melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla.
  • Blend all the ingredients together until you have a moist dough.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F while you let the dough hydrate.
  • Use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop or a tablespoon to scoop the dough. Roll the cookies in your hands to smooth them out, then flatten slightly into silver dollar-sized cookies and place on silpat or on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 13-15 minutes until cracks form on top and the cookies just slightly browned.


Original recipe calls for ½ cup coconut sugar (we omit it and increase the honey by 1 tablespoonful to 3 tbs)