chocolate protein lactation cookies to boost breast milk and support muscle recovery

There are loads of lactation cookie recipes out there (go ahead and Google!), and while most of them do what you’d expect—taste great and give your breast milk supply a lift, most of them are straight up carbs.

I wanted to give you a protein-powered option, so I created this simple recipe that swaps out processed wheat flour for oats and plant-based chocolate protein powder. They’re definitely more dense than your typical chocolate chip cookie, but this is a lactation-boosting treat you can feel good about downing!

This recipe was originally created for Mama Love Chocolate Protein, which is no longer in production. Looking for a great alternative? For a similar taste and consistency, try using a high-quality, plant-based protein powder made from yellow peas, like Naked Pea Chocolate Pea Protein Powder


  • ¼ cup Flax Meal (ground flaxseeds)
  • ½ cup Water
  • 6 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups Oat Flour
  • ½ cup Plant-based Chocolate Protein Powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • ¾ cup Dark Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Make flax eggs by mixing flax meal with water in a small bowl and setting aside to thicken; about 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, stir together coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. In a large bowl, sift together oat flour, chocolate protein powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat flax meal mixture (flax eggs) into sugar mixture. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir well; batter will be thick. Add in oats and chocolate chips. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto lined cookies sheets; a small ice cream scoop comes in handy here. Place in oven and bake until cookies are golden; about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and gently press cookies with the back of a spatula or wooden spoon to flatten. Cool completely on baking sheet before serving. Makes about 20 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1 cookie

Calories 146

 Amount per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat6.7 g9%
Saturated Fat4.5 g22%
Sodium39.2 mg2%
Total Carbohydrate19 g7%
Dietary Fiber1.8 g6%
Total Sugars10 g 
Protein3.4 g 
Calcium8.9 mg1%
Iron2.1 mg4%
Potassium52.7 mg3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 

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