Healthy lactation cookies (sticky date & ginger)


These Sticky Date & Ginger Lactation Cookies are a tasty alternative to my Dark Chocolate Chip version found here. They are pumped full of galactogogues, and are dairy-free and gluten-free (if you use uncontaminated oats).

Quick tips: 

  • To help these cookies last the distance, freeze them in 2-3 cookie batches using Glad bags or aluminum foil. Defrost at least 40 mins prior to consumption.
  • I love substituting the ground flaxseed for this mix by Celebrate Health, Flaxseed with Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts & CoQ10.
  • Enjoy them mindfully as they’re still a treat. Especially with a mug of warm tea whilst breastfeeding or when the little squeak is snoozing.
Healthy lactation cookies (sticky date & ginger)
Author: Jodie
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Serves: 18
Healthy lactation cookies (sticky date & ginger) for the breastfeeding mumma.


  • 1½ cups Quick oats
  • ⅓ cup Arrowroot (tapioca) flour
  • ⅓ cup Flaxseed (ground) *I actually love using the Flaxseed mix by Celebrate Health
  • ¼ cup Coconut sugar
  • 3.5 tbs Brewer’s yeast (you can purchase this from a Health Food store or Online)
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Ginger, ground
  • ¼ cup Crystalised ginger, chopped
  • 5 Dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup Coconut oil, room temperature
  • ½ cup Maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 170C and line a large tray with baking paper.
  2. Chop crystallised ginger and dates.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, including dates and ginger. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add coconut oil to a small pot and melt over low heat. Remove from heat.
  5. Add maple syrup to the coconut oil and combine. It won’t fully combine but the maple syrup helps cool the the coconut oil.
  6. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine to form a dough.
  7. Roll into balls. Place on the baking tray and press slightly to about 2 cm.
  8. Bake for around 13 minutes.
  9. Enjoy! And freeze in portions.
These cookies will keep well in a closed container for around 6 days. They also freeze and defrost super well in 2-3 cookie batches using Glad bags or aluminum foil.
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About Jodie

(ANutr, GDipNut, BSc, BA) Jodie is the director of Moving Nutrition, a postgraduate university qualified nutritionist, personal trainer, ex-dancer and choreographer, and a new mum. Jodie specializes in mood (depression, anxiety, irritability, OCD), gut health, weight concern, and establishing a postive relationship with food. She is also knowledgeable in sports nutrition for recreational athletes and competitive dancers. The Moving Nutrition blog is here to educate, encourage and empower you to live your healthiest, happiest life, and is filled with simple, delicious, real food recipes. Jodie is on a mission to harmonize nutrition science and intuitive wellness. Stay in touch #movingnutrition Read More…

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