Healthier No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
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


  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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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 5 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins

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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
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.


6 Ratings

Jun 02, 2013


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.

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.

Jul 10, 2013

Maybe I did something wrong, but it never got hard enough to take off the waxed paper. It was gummy. I even put it in the refridgerater hoping it would harden up, but it didn't. I did it exact to the recipe.


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  • 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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