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Healthy No Bake Cookies on an antique cooling rack with two bottles of almond milk from One Lovely Life

Healthy No Bake Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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  • Author: Emily from One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cookies 1x


These healthy no bake cookies have all the same chocolate peanut butter flavor as the original, but are made with healthier ingredients. They’re the perfect treat! 


  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil (can sub vegan butter or butter)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (Certified gluten free, as needed)


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, gently melt coconut oil, peanut butter, syrup, and cocoa powder together over low heat.
  3. When the mixture is combined, increase the heat to medium and continue stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, whisking or stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
  4. Add vanilla extract, and salt. Stir to combine.
  5. Add oats and stir to coat in the peanut butter chocolate mixture.
  6. Using a 1 1/2 Tbsp cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop cookies onto your prepared baking sheet. Gently pat down with your fingers or the back of your scoop or spoon to spread a bit.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 1 hour.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies
  • Method: No Bake, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American