Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are full of wholesome 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. It would be so nice not to be sitting at my desk and instead of focusing on work I’m thinking about having a bowl of Berry Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream, a piece of apple tart, or an Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookie! It probably doesn’t help that I look at, talk about and make food all day.
For all of you with an afternoon sweet tooth like mine, I’ve come up with a healthy solution, Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!
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 oats, chocolate, peanut butter, butter 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. I wanted to make one that was not only healthy, but that I didn’t have to turn on my oven to make.
These healthy no bake cookies are made without butter and are sweetened with maple syrup and half of a banana. They’re full of fiber from the oats and protein thanks to almond butter and pecans. They also happen to be gluten free and vegan.
I like to keep my cookies in the freezer and eat them while they’re still frozen. They don’t freeze hard so you won’t break your teeth. If you’re not into eating them that way, 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. 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!
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- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup mashed banana (about 1/2 of a banana)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- In a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, mashed banana, almond milk, and almond butter until smooth.
- Bring the mixture to a boil then immediately remove from the heat. Whisk in the vanilla extract. Add in the remaining ingredients and fold together with a rubber spatula until everything comes together.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and use a small ice cream scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoon size) to scoop out the cookie dough.
- Place the cookies in the freezer or refrigerator to set up for 15-20 minutes before eating. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
Christina Abston says
I’m a mad girl when it comes to oatmeal cookies. I have the exact 3 PM hungry syndrome like you. Although you lovely baking recipe is not a cure, but at least they can calm the monster down. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe as well as your story. I love it!!!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
These cookies sound like the perfect sweet treat for my late night cravings! or afternoon cravings…or mid morning cravings! I mean there is oatmeal so they are healthy :)
Ha! You sound like me Meg, only I’m not pregnant, what’s my excuse?! ;-)
GiGi Eats says
Mmm baked oatmeal!! I could go for some of thatttt right now :)
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
I’m just like you – I’m always craving chocolate and cookies around mix-afternoon! These cookies look delicious – loving that they’re no bake too!
Thanks Jess! They’re perfect for an afternoon treat!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit says
anything that has oatmeal and is no bake is a winner in my opinion! would love to have one of these around 3 pm today thats for sure
Gina | Running to the Kitchen says
Apparently we both have the same issue at 3pm ;) Story of my life, girl! Loving everything about these “cookies”!
Oh good, I’m glad to hear I have friends in the afternoon sugar craving department! ;-)
heather @french press says
I cannot wait to try these – I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies are the best!
Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says
Yum! I love this idea! Oatmeal raisin cookies are some of my favorites – I adore this healthier spin on the classic!
These look so good Danae! I’m exactly like you – between 3 and 4 o’clock, I’m in major sugar-craving mode. It’s like clockwork! These no-bake treats are such a good solution!
Thanks Aida! I’m glad I’m not the only one with an afternoon sweet tooth!