Melissa is sharing her dairy free no bake cookie recipe with us as part of the Food Allergies on a Budget Series…
My grandma was an excellent cook, and she loved to spoil her kids and grandkids with food. She was well-known for her chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies. After I grew up, whenever I ate one of those cookies, I felt close to my grandma.
Last year, however, I found out I had a dairy intolerance, so I figured my days of eating no bake cookies were gone. Then, two months ago, we discovered my two year old also has a dairy intolerance. Because my daughter wants to have what all the other kids are having, it became important to learn how to adapt recipes so that she could eat them also. I started experimenting in the kitchen and came up with this dairy free, chocolate free version of my grandma’s cookies.
Even if you don’t have a dairy intolerance or allergy, these are tasty cookies.
Dairy Free No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
¼ cup dairy free butter (I used Best Life buttery spread)
1/2 cup sugar
¼ cup almond milk
¼ cup peanut butter
1 cup oatmeal
Put butter & sugar in a pan and cook over medium.
When the butter is melted, add the almond milk. Stir frequently.
When the mixture comes to a rolling boil, boil for one to two minutes.
Turn off the heat and gently stir in the peanut butter.
When the peanut butter is mixed in fully, add the oatmeal and stir until combined.
Drop by spoonful on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Makes about 12-14 cookies.
Melissa blogs about living a fulfilling life on less, dairy free living and freezer cooking at Mom’s Plans. She is a stay at home mom to three little ones, 6, 2 and 9 months.