No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I have a sweet tooth. I always have. Over the years I’ve come up with some very tasty, healthy alternatives to the traditional sugary baked goods. This no-bake peanut butter cookie is so good, and it’s so good for you! 2015-04-10 17.47.19

These are the ingredients: coconut oil, natural peanut butter, butter (though if you’re vegan I’m sure you could sub butter for more coconut oil or use a vegan butter; I’ve got vegan on my mind because my sister and her family were just visiting from Seattle and they are gluten-free and vegan), honey, oats, vanilla and whole milk (or you could sub with another milk).

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Place the butter, oil, honey and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter has melted and the mixture begins to boil, whisking occasionally. Boil for one minute then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.

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Place oats and optional cacao powder in a large mixing bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over and stir until combined.

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Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours, until firm. I decided to make half of mine using carob powder, and the other half I made as plain peanut butter no-bakes. Both were amazing! Once they’re firm, I store them in an airtight container in the fridge, and separate stacked rows with parchment paper.

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Enjoy!

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THE RECIPE:

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
*makes about 35 cookies

1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 c coconut oil
3/4 c honey
1/2 c whole milk
1/2 c natural peanut butter
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 c oats
optional: 3 Tbsp cacao or carob powder

Place the butter, oil, honey and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter is melted and mixture begins to boil, whisking occasionally. Boil for one minute then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Place oats and optional cacao powder in a large mixing bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over and stir until combined. Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours, until firm.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  1. kristenchan0921

    Oatmeal + peanut butter sounds delicious! I love this idea 🙂

  2. Pingback: Home Made Microwave Popcorn | Real Foods Mom

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