Loaded Healthy No Bake Cookies
Loaded Healthy No Bake Cookies- Easy, quick and delicious, these no bake cookies take just 10 minutes and are loaded with nutrient packed ingredients!
Sweet and Healthy Snack Idea
Having sensible snacks on hand is a essential to boost productivity and also keep kids energized and their minds working. No bake snacks are the perfect solution because they take barely any time to whip up and can be customized to suit different taste buds and to keep things creative!
One of my all time favorite snacks I make on a weekly basis are my chia seed energy bites They a healthy, sweet snack that pack nutrition and satisfy hunger between meals. Because they are no bake, they are really quick to mix up and have on hand.
Growing up, one of my favourite cookies were loaded oatmeal cookies topped with a mix of chocolate chips- White, dark, milk and peanut butter. I decided to recreate this in a delicious and easy no bake form for a quick and satisfying snack for my kids!
How to Make Loaded No-Bake Cookies
These loaded no bake cookies are a winner! The base is made from oat flour, nut butter, maple syrup and a little bit of milk to form together.
For those with nut allergies, this works really well with Sunflower seed butter or soy nut butter. Also, if you don’t want to use maple syrup, you can use brown rice syrup. It is a little bit trickier to find in stores though. You can also use honey or another sticky sweetener. Be sure to increase it by around 1-2 tablespoons.
Instead of adding the chocolate pieces in the dough, I like to press them onto the cookies after they are formed. It gives it a fun appearance, and it’s also fun for kids to do themselves and customize their cookie.
Loaded Healthy No Bake Cookies
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, pure can use brown rice syrup or honey also
- 1 tbsp milk as needed to combine dough
- 1/4 cup chocolate pieces milk, dark, white or butterscotch
- Line a large plate or baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, and sea salt and mix well.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the nut butter and maple syrup and heat until melted.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and mix very well. If the mixture is too crumbly, add milk, a tablespoon at a time until a thick batter is formed. If mixture is too wet, add more flour until a thick batter is formed.
- Form into small balls and press onto the lined plate and press into a cookie shape. Add the chocolate chip (I used dark, milk and white chips) mixture on top and press firmly into the cookies to set. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
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Could you use coconut flour instead of the oat flour?
Hi Ayrine! Apologies for the delayed reply- You could use all coconut flour, however, as a general rule of thumb, it’s absorbs almost 3 times as much liquid as standard flour. If you go that route, keep adding your liquid of choice 1 tablespoon at a time until the thick batter is formed 🙂
When do we add the oats? Same time as the oat flour?
Hi Holly! Apologies for the delayed reply!
I do apologise for the oversight- That is correct- Add them at the same time!
I would just like to say thank you so much for providing a no-nut alternative in this recipe! My daughter has a very severe nut allergy so I make everything from scratch and feel so frustrated that nearly every healthy recipe features nuts with no suggestions for nut allergy sufferers. Brilliant job hurray!
The nutrition Fact – what serving size are those numbers based on?
I changed up the recipe by using Regular flour and rolled oats. My goal was not so much to keep it healthy but rather “simple” to prepare. I am teaching a Virtual Baking class to young adults with special needs. I needed to keep the ingredients simple as well as the directions. I added 3 Tbl milk so that the dough would stick together. It has a nice flavor but still seems rather dry; what would you recommend?
Sounds like you need just a bit more milk. You can also cut back on the flour just a bit. Good luck!
Hi! Any suggestions for an oat bran substitute? Or if I do buy some what else can it be used in? 🙂
Any other bran- wheat, rice, etc.- would work, or even flaxseed meal! Good luck!
Doesn’t flour need to be cooked? Raw flour is not safe to eat I think it has risk for salmonella?