No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Healthy)

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: super easy healthy no bake cookies made with just 4 ingredients! The best healthy no bake oatmeal cookies recipe—chewy ‘n satisfying, delicious!

Who’s in the mood for the simplest, easiest no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies on the market? What market you ask? Erm… the no bake cookies recipe market. Or something.

Okay, so that didn’t make any sense, but just 4 simple ingredients for the tastiest no bake oatmeal cookies will. Lol.

I may not be as sharp this morning as I was when I came up with this recipe, but one easy kitchen adventure, one tasty bite, and one eyebrow-raise later, you’ll see what I mean about these no bake cookies being the best.

Are you ready to whip up a batch? Let’s do it!

4 Ingredients for No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

How to Make Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies 

Be sure to check out the video in this post to see exactly how to make healthy no bake oatmeal cookies!

Line

Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.

Whisk

Add peanut butter and maple syrup to a large, microwave-safe bowl. Whisk the two ingredients together. 

A photo showing how to make no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies - stirring together peanut butter and maple syrup

Heat

Now, heat the sweetened no bake cookies mixture until fluffy–this means that tiny little bubbles have formed. The mixture will have a delicious aroma and have dried up a bit.

photo depicting fluffy texture of sweetened mixture after heating properly
To see an example of the bubbles and texture, watch the video in this post. 🙂

Once the sweet mixture has dried out, go ahead and whisk until it’s smooth again. Like this…

whisking sweetened no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies mixture until smooth after heating

Add

Add rolled oats and cocoa powder to this mixture and stir it altogether.

hand stirring and folding healthy no bake cookies mixture in a mixing bowl

Once the cocoa powder has been thoroughly mixed into your no bake cookie dough, it’s ready for scooping! You’ve just made your healthy no bake oatmeal cookie dough!

hand holding a spatula to finish folding no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies dough

Scoop the Healthy No Bake Cookies Mixture

Using a nifty cookie scoop, scoop and drop balls of no bake cookie mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

Using a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet

Flatten No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Using a fork, flatten cookie balls until desired thickness. Here, I like to press any stray bits of oats and whatnot together for a cohesive cookie. This will help the cookies set better in the fridge!

Using a fork to flatten no bake cookie dough into a cookie shape

Chill & Enjoy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies!

Chill, then enjoy the yummiest healthy no bake oatmeal cookies! That’s really it. 😉

More Yummy No Bake Recipes: No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Balls • Easy Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies • 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Cups

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How to Store These Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Room Temperature

Great news! These healthy no bake oatmeal cookies keep for up to 1 month! Just make sure to store your cookies in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight and heat sources to avoid spoiling them.

Freezer

You can also pop your no bake oatmeal cookies into a freezer-friendly, airtight container and store them in the freezer. There, you can keep them for 1-3 months. Give them about 10-20 minutes to thaw before enjoying. 

All you need are 4 ingredients for the easiest healthy no bake oatmeal cookies! 

Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies: super easy healthy no bake oatmeal cookies made with just 4 ingredients! The best healthy no bake cookies—chewy ‘n satisfying, delicious! #Healthy #NoBake #Oatmeal #Cookies | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Let me know what you think in the comments below! You know I truly love hearing from you. Thankful & joyful that you’re here, sharing in these tasty no bake adventures with me and your loved ones. 🙂 ‘Til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies – 4 Ingredients!


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Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies: super easy healthy no bake oatmeal cookies made with just 4 ingredients! The best healthy no bake cookies—chewy ‘n satisfying, delicious!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup old-fashioned, rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, add peanut butter and maple syrup. Whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Heat in 20-second increments in the microwave until warm and fragrant, and the mixture begins to dry out and become fluffy (about 4-7 rounds). Whisk in between heating increments. *Stovetop instructions in Notes.
  4. Add oats and cacao powder to the peanut butter mixture. Stir and fold until thoroughly combined.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced apart. Using a fork, flatten cookies to desired thickness.
  6. Chill in the freezer for 15-25 mins, until firm. Enjoy firm, or allow to thaw for 10-15 minutes. Cookies will become soft and chewy at room temperature. Storing instructions below.

Notes

Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Freezing Instructions: Store in a freezer-friendly, airtight container for 1-3 months. Thaw for 10-20 minutes at room temperature before enjoying.

*Stovetop Instructions: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add peanut butter and maple syrup. Whisk until well incorporated. Stir occasionally, heating until this mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat and carefully pour over the dry mixture.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Category: Snacks, Dessert
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American

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25 Comments

  1. These are delicious! Such a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth. I used unsalted unsweetened almond butter and they turned out fantastic!






  2. Delicious and Easy! Creamy, chewy and lots of flavor. I made them before dinner hoping for a less sugary dessert. So pleased & did I say Easy!






  3. The flavor is pretty mild, but if you’re concerned you could swap it for almond butter, or another nut butter with a flavor you enjoy. As for making oatmeal cream pies, I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t say for sure, but it should be okay. The cookies don’t have the same texture as regular baked cookies, so keep that in mind. Let me know how they turn out! 🙂

  4. Does the peanut butter stand out in flavor? Also, would these work for oatmeal cream pies? I haven’t tried these yet lol

    1. The flavor is pretty mild, but if you’re concerned you could swap it for almond butter, or another nut butter with a flavor you enjoy. As for making oatmeal cream pies, I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t say for sure, but it should be okay. The cookies don’t have the same texture as regular baked cookies, so keep that in mind. Let me know how they turn out! 🙂

  5. These did not last long at our house!! Everyone LOVED them! Can’t wait to make another batch! Thanks for sharing!!