Healthy No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies


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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.



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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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