Healthier No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Healthier No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Healthier No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

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"A healthier way to enjoy one of America's favorite cookies! To make this vegetarian, use a milk substitute (i.e. almond milk or coconut milk)."

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Original recipe makes 40 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Mix sugar, milk, and cocoa powder together in a saucepan; bring to a boil and cook at a boil for 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat and stir peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla extract into the hot mixture until smooth. Add oats and stir until evenly mixed.
  2. Drop oats mixture by spoonful onto waxed paper. Cool completely before removing from paper, at least 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 06, 2013

Very impressive! I wasn't sure how these would turn out. Very chocolate-y and the peanut butter is a great component. I used some crunchy peanut butter than I accidently purchased. I sifted some cinnamon on top. Would absolutely make this again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 27, 2014

I was excited to find these without butter! BUT they never set up, and I did wait until they were at a rolling boil and even cooked 2 minutes. They do taste good but now I'm trying to figure out what to do with the gooey piles now....

 

9 Ratings

Jun 02, 2013

2 WW POINTS

 
Mar 07, 2014

Scrumptious! I'm trying to wean my husband off white sugar and butter as much as possible, and this healthy version of his favorite cookie helps tremendously! For the reviewers who tried this recipe and didn't have firm, chewy cookies: you have to bring the chocolate mixture to a ROLLING boil. When it still breaks bubbles on the surface even during stirring, then start the 1-minute countdown. I did that, and left the pot on the back burner (set to Warm) for a half hour while my hubby was grabbing oats from the store. The cookies came out perfectly. Also, if you want your nice no-bakes a little on the naughty side, add a tablespoon of Nutella. ;) For those of you not used to the applesauce flavor, the Nutella helps mask the taste and add a touch of richness without a ton of calories.

 
Jul 07, 2014

The taste is wonderful, but I, like many other reviewers, was not able to get it to set. They are very gooey!!

 
May 27, 2014

I think it's so delicious!! It was a bit too soft, but I kept it in the refrigerator overnight and it hardened a bit more. Taste- wise it was great (even though I didn't put in vanilla).

 
Dec 21, 2013

I found the cookies to be too soft and wouldn't firm up even after refrigerating. They did have a nice chocolate taste and I like the fact that they were healthier.

 
Aug 13, 2013

These are worth it only if you are trying to eat a healthier version of a no-bake; otherwise, go with the original recipe because the applesauce does give it a different taste. For a healthy recipe, however, this is really good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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