We all have that one family recipe. You know the one I’m talking about it right now. The one your mom or dad is known for making. Maybe it’s the one that isn’t reminds you of home. For myself and my mother, it’s no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. We always have the ingredients on hand for this one. But alas, I’ve had to swap around the ingredients because your girl needs a healthy no bake cookies option.
Now, I will say I’ve kept this recipe VERY close to original. However, I don’t find I make it this way all that often. It depends on my mood of what version of the healthy no bake cookies I’m going for. More often than not, if it’s just me eating them, I’ll swap in coconut sugar instead of traditional refined sugar. Or I’ll use a different nut butter. We’ve been using the chocolate espresso almond butter from Base Culture lately and it gives that EXTRA kick.
If you’re nut free, you could always sub in sunflower butter for the peanut butter. Or you could go full almond joy with coconut butter, coconut milk and up your shredded coconut instead of loads of oats. Seriously, the possibilities for healthy no bake cookies are endless.
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- 4 Tablespoons Organic Cocoa
- 2 Cups Organic Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter or Coconut Oil
- 3 Cups Gluten Free Oats
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Organic Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (Optional)
Whisk together cocoa, sugar, butter & milk in saucepan.
Let it cook for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved & mixture is bubbling.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter & vanilla.
Once the peanut butter has mixed in, stir in the oats and coconut if adding.
Place in a 9x9 pan or spoon on a cookie sheet with parchment for cookie type servings.
Let it cool for an hour. If you can't wait, we never can, spoon into a bowl & enjoy!
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