Friday, July 6, 2012

Dairy-free No-Bake Lactation Cookies

Here is my recipe for Dairy-Free No-Bake Lactation Cookies

1 1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 C Coconut Oil
1/2 C full fat Coconut milk
1/2 C Peanut Butter...I prefer crunchy
1/2 C whole or ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C Shredded Coconut 
 3+ C oats (steal cut is supposed to be best, but what ever you use don't use quick oats, most of the nutrients )

I let my coconut milk sit in the fridge, open without shaking and take the thick cream off the top, underneath is coconut water which I don't use, this makes the cookies creamier.

Put the first 4 ingredients in a medium to large saucer, bring to a gentle simmer until the sugar is melted and no longer gritty.

Take off heat, add peanut butter, vanilla, flax seeds, and shredded coconut, one at a time. Then add oats, I like a LOT of oats so adjust according to your personal preference.

I cover a plate with wax paper and drop spoonfuls of batter on, when it is full I add another sheet of wax paper on top and keep dropping.

Either leave them out all night, or put them in the fridge. I prefer my chocolate to be cold, so I keep my in the fridge.

I have noticed a distinct increase in my milk supply when I started eating these on a semi regular basis. And they are SO Yummy!!!!

You can make these with milk and butter if you prefer, but they may not be as sweet, coconut milk and oil are naturally sweet so I had to lower the sugar by half a cup and compensate the dry to liquid ratio with the shredded coconut and flax seed. Work with it a little and you should make it work.

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