Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 18: Coconut Macaroons {31 Days of Making More Milk}

Welcome to Day 18!

Ah, coconut. The nursing mother's best friend. An incredibly lactogenic fruit. The oil, the milk, the water and the flesh is chock full of healthy goodness for you inside and out. We use them in cooking, for smoothies, coconut rice, on our skin - the list is endless.


When I'm tired of my milk-making cookies (it happens!) I make a batch of these coconut macaroons. They are so simple to through together and taste delicious. You can drizzle chocolate over the top, too, if you want!

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons from my eBook, More Milk, Naturally

2 1⁄2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
3 egg whites (save yolks for adding to scrambled eggs or smoothies!)
1 cup organic powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. sea salt
8 oz. dark chocolate
1 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil

- Preheat the oven to 350F. 
- Combine coconut, egg whites, vanilla and salt in a bowl with a mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar.
- Drop by 1 1⁄2 inch rounds onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges brown.
- Mix butter or coconut oil and chocolate together in a saucepan over low heat.
- Dip the top of the cooled macaroon into the melted chocolate or drizzle the mixture over the top.

What are your favorite coconut recipes?

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This is the eighteenth post in the series 31 Days of Making More Milk. Read yesterday's post about taking a Nursing Vacation or start from the beginning here.  


  1. How did you learn all of this amazing info? I learn so much from your posts! I had no idea that coconut could help with milk production.

    1. Because I'm a big dork who likes to read A LOT :) Coconut is AWESOME for milk production!


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