No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Is it just me, or are oatmeal cookies tragically underrated?

They are soft, delicious, and always taste homemade (even when they come from the store). And yet, people always seem to stick to other classics like chocolate chip and sugar cookies. The most open minded cookie connoisseurs might pick snickerdoodles. But people hardly ever choose oatmeal cookies.

My sympathies have always gone out to these cookies. Fortunately, with these No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies, I think their luck may be changing. This delicious, no-bake recipe is giving oatmeal cookies a major (chocolatey) makeover.

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Not only is this no-bake recipe super easy, but it also makes these cookies much healthier. So, how do you not bake a cookie?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean we’re out here eating raw cookie dough. (Or fortunately, if you’re one of those mythical grown adults who somehow doesn’t enjoy raw cookie dough.)

Rest assured, these cookies are baked, just not in the oven. For this simple stove top recipe, just bring the ingredients (minus the oats) to a boil, cook for three minutes, then remove from heat and add the oats. Then, just drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper, like you would with any cookie dough (unless you’re eating it raw), and let cool. The rounded spoonfuls will cool into perfect, chocolatey oatmeal cookies, no oven required.

Being a no-bake recipe, these cookies easily knock out two less-than-healthy traditional baking ingredients: flour and eggs. Oats and cocoa powder are all you need for a perfect, soft and chewy no-bake cookie.

These No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies also include other clean ingredients like almond milk and coconut sugar. Meanwhile, this recipe also uses maple syrup for an extra touch of sweetness.

Along with the cocoa powder, to which these cookies owe their delicious chocolate flavor, this recipe also uses almond extract for flavor.

My favorite of all extracts, I use almond extract any chance I get. Pretty much any time a recipe calls for vanilla extract, I’ll substitute almond. It adds a subtle, yet rich and unique flavor that sets any recipe apart from the crowd.

I had never really used almond extract in chocolate recipes before, but thought I’d give it a try in this one. I’m happy to report that in this recipe, almond extract blends beautifully with the cocoa for a full, rich flavor.

Whether you’re one of the few loyal oatmeal cookie fans out there or you still need some convincing, I can guarantee you’ve never seen them like this before. These chocolatey no-bake cookies are a quick and healthy way to satisfy a craving for homemade sweets. Unless of course your craving is for raw cookie dough.

If you liked these No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies, try some of these other delicious no-bake recipes:

No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Yields: 12 cookies | Serving Size: 1 cookie | Calories: 205 | Total Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 13mg | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 cups oats

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, stir together the almond milk, butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, cocoa, and almond extract and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring often, then remove from heat. Immediately add the oats, stirring until completely coated in the chocolate mixture.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Enjoy!
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20 Comments on "No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies"

  1. Fawn Robertson  March 3, 2018

    Just made ur cookies. They turned out great! Survival treats for my bug out stash too. Thanks

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    • Nichole Furlong  March 3, 2018

      We’re so glad you loved these cookies!

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  2. mary  March 3, 2018

    can i use regular milk?

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    • Nichole Furlong  March 4, 2018

      Yes, regular milk can be substituted.

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  3. Stephanie  March 4, 2018

    My mom would add some peanut butter

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    • Nichole Furlong  March 4, 2018

      Mine too! Maybe we’ll post a chocolate peanut butter version later. 😉

      Reply
  4. Regina  March 4, 2018

    Do u think I can substitute honey for sugar?

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    • Gale Compton  March 5, 2018

      Regina, Honey might not be the best for this recipe as it may cause the cookies to be less firm. Let us know if you try it and how they turn out. 🙂

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  5. Carol  March 4, 2018

    I’m allergic to Coconut can regular sugar be used?

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    • Gale Compton  March 5, 2018

      Carol, Date sugar is a good option, since it’s unrefined and has a low glycemic index.

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  6. Florence  March 4, 2018

    Could I use brown or white sugar as a substitute for coconut sugar?

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    • Gale Compton  March 5, 2018

      Florence, If you prefer. We like coconut sugar because it has a lower glycemic index.

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  7. Rosita  March 4, 2018

    Is it possible to use Erithritol instead of sugar? I love these little jems so much and learned to make them years ago.

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    • Gale Compton  March 5, 2018

      Hmmm…We’ve never tried that sweetener so can’t say for certain.

      Reply
  8. Diane  March 9, 2018

    Guessing you used the quick oats?

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    • Gale Compton  March 10, 2018

      Diane, You can use either, but we used old-fashioned oats.

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  9. Roberta  March 16, 2018

    It seems like a lot of sugar. How could I cut down yet keep the texture?

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    • Gale Compton  March 17, 2018

      Roberta, We sure do! This recipe is very similar but with less sugar. It’s also delicious.

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  10. Kristi  April 12, 2018

    Made these exactly like the recipe. There was no liquid texture to bring to a boil. It was just one big gooey clump. What could I have done wrong?

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    • Nichole Furlong  April 13, 2018

      Did you add the oats before bringing the mixture to a boil? The oats should be added last, after the liquids have simmered.

      Reply

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