These No bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies are the perfect quick, easy and healthy sweet treat. Made with 4 ingredients only and no processed sugar, these peanut butter oatmeal cookies are Vegan and Gluten-Free Friendly. A perfect healthy snack or energy bite that will be ready to enjoy in minutes!
Why we love this recipe
There are so many reasons I love these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. On top of the fact that it is a nice, healthy sweet treat recipe that can be enjoyed guilt-free anytime, I especially love that they are SO easy to make.
Oh... and ridiculously quick as well! No oven needed here, it all happens in your food processor, then in your fridge. But you can also find a baked version of these cookies with my Banana Peanut Butter Oat Cookies if you want.
Made in less than then minutes and only about an hour in the fridge to set - that's the dream, isn't it!? And because they need to be refrigerated, they are a great treat to keep in the fridge and snack on whenever needed!
Peanut Butter is an amazing ingredient when it comes to baking, and is great to make No Bake desserts like my Peanut Butter Energy Balls, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls or No Bake Peanut Butter Bars. Or for classic baking like my Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins or Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondie Bars!
I made these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with Oatmeal with four ingredients only - and with no processed sugar! You can also choose to use only three of them... So easy, right!?
To make these no bake cookies, you will need 4 ingredients only:
- Rolled Oats: make sure they are Gluten-Free if required
- Smooth Peanut Butter: preferably with no added sugar or salt
- a Natural Liquid Sweetener, such as Maple Syrup or Agave Syrup
- Some Desiccated Coconut (optional)
I personally love the subtle coconut taste that the Desiccated Coconut brings, but you can absolutely skip this ingredient if you want and only use the top 3 ingredients only.
I also recommend choosing a good quality Peanut Butter that has no added salt and sugar. As well as the obvious 'health' reasons, it is easier to work with a "blank canvas" when it comes to taste, and add some saltiness or sweetness if you want and to suit your taste.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
These cookies will be great on their own, but if you want to make them even more fun, you can also add the classic "jelly" element to the recipe.
To do so, you can simply dip the set, cold cookies into your preferred jam. Or you can make a berry Coulis and dip the cookies in them. I used some leftover Raspberry Coulis to finish mine, but you could also use some Strawberry Coulis instead!
How to make Peanut Butter Cookies with no Flour
So, I said making these No bake Cookies was easy... I was not joking! This is literally a "throw it all in the food processor" kind of recipe, and one that does not require any flour (or gluten).
Once mixed with the Rolled Oats and refrigerated, the Peanut Butter will harden a form a yummy no bake - no flour cookie!
Here are the steps to make these Peanut Butter Oat Cookies:
- Place the Rolled Oats, Peanut Butter, Syrup and Desiccated Coconut in the bowl of your food processor.
- Pulse in a few seconds increments to mix all the ingredients together. Only a few seconds to keep big chunks of oats or longer to have a smoother finish - it is up to you.
- Shape the cookies your preferred way (see below)
- Place the cookies in the fridge on a line tray to rest for at least an hour.
If you are after another Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, also check out my Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies!
How to shape the Cookies
There are many different ways you can decide to shape these sugar-free peanut butter cookies:
- Rolling the dough into small balls for an "energy ball" look.
- Flattening the balls of cookies dough to give them a 'rustic' shape.
- Or for a netter look, you can roll the cookie dough between two sheets of baking paper and use a cookie cutter to cut them out.
More Healthy Treat Recipes
- Vegan No Bake Mini Blueberry Tarts
- Almond Tahini Cookies (Vegan)
- 3 Ingredients Almond Cookies
- Raw Raspberry Cheesecake Cups
- Apple Pie Bliss Bites from Goodie Goodie LunchBox
- Healthy Berry Bites from Eight Forest Lane
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins
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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
- Food Processor
- 2 cups (200gr) Rolled Oats - (make sure they are gluten free if required)
- 1 cup (220gr) Smooth Peanut Butter
- 2 1/2 tbsp Maple or Agave Syrup
- 2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut - optional
I highly recommend using the measurements in grams & ml (instead of cups & spoons) for more accuracy and better results.
- Place the Rolled Oats, Peanut Butter, Syrup and Desiccated Coconut in the bowl of your food processor. Blits in a few seconds increments to mix all the ingredients together. Blend for a few seconds only to keep chunks of Oats in the cookies, or process for longer to get a smooth finish.
- Shape the cookies in your preferred way. Either roll small balls in the palm of your hands (and optionally flatten them), or roll the cookie dough between two sheets of baking paper and use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
- Place the shaped cookies on a flat tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
- Optional: dip the cookies in jam or a berry coulis and place back in the fridge.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 4 days. Freezing these cookies is not recommended as they will fall apart when thawed.