No bake oatmeal raisin cookies full of healthy ingredients, but still taste like a delicious cookie! A guilt free way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
How many times have you desperately wanted a cookie but then you think back to that hard workout you put in and don’t want to undo everything you just worked off? Oh hey that’s me like every day around 3:00 PM! Sometimes I really wish I was one of those people who didn’t care for sweets. I really don’t understand how they do it. Please, please, sweet toothless people tell me your secret!! It would be so nice not to be sitting at my desk and instead of focusing on work all I can think about is having a bowl of ice cream, or a popsicle, or a cookie! It probably doesn’t help that I look at, talk about, and make food all day.
These cookies are a spin on the classic no bake cookies you may have eaten growing up, I know I sure did! They are full of chocolate, peanut butter, butter, and lot and lots of sugar, but man are they good! Last year I came up with a healthier version of that cookie and it was delicious! As much as I love the original chocolate and peanut butter version, I’m an oatmeal raisin girl at heart and I wanted to make one that not only healthy, but that I didn’t have to turn on my oven to make.
These cookies don’t contain butter, are sweetened with a combination of maple syrup and half of a banana, are full of protein thanks to almond butter and pecans, and they also happen to be gluten free and vegan. I like to keep my cookies in the freezer because I’m strange and like eating half frozen cookies, but storing them in the fridge works too. Just be sure they are cold so that they set up properly. The flavor of these no bake cookies was dead on to that of an oatmeal raisin cookie with a hint of the banana flavor. So almost like oatmeal raisin banana bread, which is totally not a bad thing. Keep a stash of these healthy cookies on hand so the next time your sweet tooth takes over your brain you can satisfy your craving in a guilt free way!