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Lemon poppyseed cookies on a cooling rack.

Lemon Poppyseed Vegan Lactation Cookies

These Lemon Poppyseed Vegan Lactation Cookies are gluten free, dairy free and plant based, while being packed with nutritious ingredients to help increase breast milk supply for breastfeeding mamas.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 371kcal


  • 2 flax eggs 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 5 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk or water
  • 1 1/2 cups  light brown sugar
  • cup vegan butter melted
  • 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups  gluten free all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons brewers yeast
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp poppyseeds divided
  • Lemon juice powdered sugar glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 1/2 tsp lemon juice


  • Prepare the flax eggs and let them sit in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare two baking sheets with silpats.
  • In a bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until creamed. Add in the flax eggs, oats, flour, yeast, flax, baking powder, soda, salt, vanilla, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of poppyseeds.
  • Scoop out a 2-tablespoon ball of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Flatten out onto the silpat. The cookies require a lot of space to spread, so you'll likely want to put 8 per pan. Repeat with the other pan. I do two batches, so that's equal to 4 pans depending on the size of your pans. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of poppyseeds.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 14-15 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the powdered sugar with lemon juice and transfer to a piping bag. Drizzle the cooled cookies with the lemon glaze. Enjoy and happy nursing mamas!


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg