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Healthy No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies!

 

This healthy recipe for oatmeal cookies is an incredible kids’ dessert!

Made with less than ten ingredients and requiring just a few minutes of hands-on time, these healthy no-bake oatmeal cookies are perfect for meal prep! They are gluten-free, healthy enough to be eaten for breakfast, or perfect as an afternoon snack.

These no-bake cookies will be your new favorite treat!

With only five ingredients, these no-bake oatmeal cookies are a simple and healthy treat that can be whipped up in minutes.

The base of this recipe includes rolled oats, coconut oil, peanut butter, or another nut/seed butter for protein to keep you full longer.

Also included is honey which gives you some natural sweetness without processed sugars needed. Hence, they’re gluten-free (if using GF oats), dairy-free & refined sugar-free, making them the ideal snack anytime.

When you eat one of these cookies, your body gets a hearty dose of protein and fiber from the rolled oats. In addition, peanut butter provides both protein and healthy fats, while coconut oil also boosts fatty acids.

There are only a few ingredients you need to make these no-bake oatmeal cookies!

 

 

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I substitute steel-cut oats for quick oats?

Steel-cut oats cannot be used as a substitute for rolled or quick-cooking oatmeal in crumbles and crisps.

The result would be too gritty if you use the steel-cut oats raw, whereas the results will taste mushy if cooked using this kind of oats.

 

Can I substitute maple syrup for honey?

Maple syrup is great for baking! It works well in many of our favorite recipes.

Maple Syrup can be used as a 1-for-1 substitute with honey, which means you’re getting the same sweetness without changing anything about your recipe or meal prep process.

 

Can I use AP flour instead of whole wheat flour?

Whole wheat flour may be substituted for all-purpose in most recipes.

To replace one-third of the amount called for, use ⅓ cup whole wheat and 2/3 cup all-purpose instead.

 

Can I add baking powder?

You can add baking powder. It may lead to a more elevated cookie. You can add chocolate chips too! That’s the great thing about cooking. Just be aware the results may vary if you alter the recipe.

 

ENJOY!

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health

Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Written By: Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.

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