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Berry Walnut Lactation Cookies

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 215 kcal
Author Diana K. Rice


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup brewer's yeast*
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups molasses
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup mixed dried berries (I used Trader Joe's Golden Berry Blend, raisins or dried cranberries would also be good)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with aluminium foil and grease well.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, coconut, brewer's yeast, ground flaxseed, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine molasses, olive oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.

  4. Stirring occasionally or with the stand mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.

  5. Add the walnuts and berries and stir until combined.

  6. Scoop the batter into 2 inch rounds spaced 1 inch apart on the baking sheets.**

  7. Bake for 15 minutes and cool on a wire baking rack.

Recipe Notes


**You may want to press them down lightly with your fingertips, they won't spread much while cooking.