Banana Nutella Lactation Cookies

Cheese and wine.

Denim and lace.

Bananas and Nutella.

Some things are just meant to go together, which is why this banana nutella lactation cookie recipe is the perfect way to both satisfy your sweet tooth and boost your breast milk supply. The sweet taste of bananas coupled with the creamy richness of nutella creates a hearty cookie that you won’t want to share.  With the added touch of oats, brewer’s yeast, and flax seed, three ingredients known to increase lactation, you’ll be helping your body produce more milk while munching on something delicious! Breastfeeding your baby couldn’t taste any better.

I’m certain you’ll have a hard time restraining yourself to just a few so be prepared to make another batch (or two) once you give them a try!

blog-dnva-banananutella2SERVINGS: 2 Dozen

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 12 minutes


  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp brewer’s yeast
  • 1 ¾ cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup nutella


Preheat oven to 350 F

In a large bowl, blend the sugar and butter until creamy.

Beat in the eggs and vanilla until the batter is fluffy and light.

Add the mashed banana and oats and mix until just combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, flax seed, and brewer’s yeast. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.

Take a knife and “slice” the nutella into the batter. Don’t mix it in completely or you won’t get the nutty stripes that make them so pretty (they’ll taste just as delicious, though!)

Drop heaping balls of dough onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are set and starting to brown. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or enjoy while still hot and gooey!


Note: Don’t dig nutella? Toss in a cup of chocolate chips for just-as-scrumptious banana chocolate chip lactation cookies or substitue a banana for a cup of your nut butter of choice! Peanut butter banana cookies, anyone?