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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect sweet treat! They are guilt-free and don’t even require turning on the oven. They’re made with oatmeal, natural peanut butter, honey, coconut sugar, pure vanilla, and coconut oil. They are full of natural ingredients but still taste like a regular cookie! Plus, they are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

I love making no-bake cookies because they are so easy to whip up, but are easily customizable. Oatmeal is also the base of the cookies, which makes them full of fiber and good for digestion. The other ingredients are also easy to make healthier by adding natural sweeteners and protein from peanut butter.

I usually make my no-bake cookies with chocolate and peanut butter, but I wanted to make a version with just peanut butter. It’s a delicious variation and convenient if I run out of cocoa powder. If you want to try out the chocolate version, here’s the recipe for my Healthy No-Bake Cookies!

Cookie Ingredients

  • Quick-cooking oatmeal
  • Fine sea salt
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • Raw honey
  • Coconut sugar
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Coconut oil 

Ingredient Notes

The great thing about these cookies is that they have very few ingredients. There are a few modifications that can be made in the recipe, depending on diet preferences. For example, the recipe doesn’t specifically call for gluten-free oatmeal, but if you have celiac disease or are intolerant, I recommend using a gluten-free brand. Bob’s Red Mill is certified gluten-free and is pretty reasonable in price.

Peanut butter is the main flavor of these cookies. However, almond butter or cashew butter can be used instead. I’ve used both alternatives, and the cookies taste fantastic either way.

For the sweetener in the recipe, I used a combination of coconut sugar and honey. Although, for a vegan alternative, the honey can be switched with maple syrup. It’s a tasty natural sugar and has the same consistency.

To keep this recipe dairy-free, I used unsweetened almond milk and coconut oil. Instead of almond milk, rice milk, oat milk, or coconut milk are easy alternatives.

Recipe Equipment

  • Large cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium saucepan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Medium cookie scoop

Recipe Notes

  • When boiling the mixture, make sure not to overboil it. It could burn and become too thick to mix the oats with.
  • If the dough is too dry after adding in the oats, add a tablespoon of almond milk to loosen up the mixture.
  • Freeze the cookies for about 30 minutes or keep them in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  • Keep the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • For freezing the cookies, place them in two ziplock bags, and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost them in the fridge to be eaten.
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Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Alyssa
These Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect sweet treat! They are guilt-free and you don't even have to turn on the oven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 127 kcal

Equipment

  • Large cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium saucepan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Medium cookie scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil melted
  • ¼ Cup Coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Raw honey
  • 1/2 Cup Natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ½ Cups Oatmeal quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp Fine sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, stir together oil, sugar, and honey until melted.
  • Boil mixture rapidly for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  • Stir in nut butter, vanilla, and almond milk until the mixture is smooth. Add in the salt and oats and mix until combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough evenly onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the freezer for 30-minutes to an hour, or until they are firm and cool.

Notes

  • When boiling the mixture, make sure not to overboil it. It could burn and become too thick to mix the oats with.
  • If the dough is too dry after adding in the oats, add a tablespoon of almond milk to loosen up the mixture.
  • Freeze the cookies for about 30 minutes or keep them in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  • Keep the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • For freezing the cookies, place them in two ziplock bags, and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost them in the fridge to be eaten.
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