No-bake lactation bites that are so easy to make and can be ready to eat in 10 minutes or less. They have the consistency of dense cookie dough, and they’re DELICIOUS. Make them ahead and keep them in the freezer for those quick snacks or make a batch as a gift for a nursing mom in your life. What a treat!

So what makes no-bake lactation bites so great for nursing? It’s been said that oatmeal, brewers yeast and healthy fats and protein such as peanut butter and flax seed can help increase a mother’s milk supply. Whether it works or not, no one can say for sure, but these bites are healthy, hearty and handy.

The base recipe is rolled oats, flax seed, brewers yeast, nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter), honey and vanilla, and added dark chocolate chips. You can omit the chocolate chips for middle of the night snacking. Or in addition to the chocolate chips, you can add in 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts) or a handful of dried cranberries, just to switch them up a bit.

If you’re a nursing mama and looking for something to have on hand to keep you satisfied and energized, these no-bake bites are awesome! And if you’re not nursing and just looking for something nutritious and delicious to get you through a busy or active day, they’re so great for that too!


These yummy no-bake lactation bites are perfect for a nursing mom or anyone who needs a healthy, hearty, handy boost of energy!


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup ground or milled flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
  • 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Mix on low speed until mixture is well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Roll mixture into 2-tablespoon sized smooth balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or enjoy right away. Once the bites have set, transfer them to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Mixture can be pressed into an 8×8-inch baking dish and cut into bars, if desired. Other optional add-ins: 1/2 chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts) and 1/2 cup dried fruit