Lactation Energy Bites

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Healthy No-Bake Lactation Energy Bites made with rolled oats, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast make for the best nursing snack. Vegan friendly and gluten-free recipe, great for meal prep.


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  • 1 cup creamy natural nut or seed butter (I used homemade)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey (or brown rice syrup or maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free as needed)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (dairy-free if needed)


  1. Mix wet ingredients: In a large bowl combine cashew butter (or nut/seed butter of choice) and sweetener; use sturdy spatula or spoon to combine.
  2. Add dry ingredients: Add in oats, flaxseed meal, brewers yeast and cinnamon; stir until almost combined, adding 1-2 TBSP of melted oil as needed. Then add in mini chocolate chips, stirring until evenly mixed in.
  3. Freeze: Place bowl in freezer for about 10 minutes (or fridge for 20 minutes). The cold mixture will make forming the energy balls a lot easier.
  4. Scoop: Using a 1/2 round tablespoon or small cookie scoop, scoop mixture into rounded balls and roll between palms to shape. You should get roughly 24 rounded tablespoon size balls.
  5. Store balls in fridge, up to two weeks or keep in freezer for about 3 months.


If you’re looking for a baked treat, try my Oatmeal Lactation Cookies!

STORAGE: Place them in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and transfer to the freezer for about 15 minutes. After the balls have chilled, you can store them stacked in an airtight container and store in the fridge, or label and freeze/enjoy within 3 months.

Post originally published in 2020. Updated with more information 2023.