Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

 Combine a few simple ingredients and enjoy these Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies for breakfast, snack or dessert! Kids and adults will love these naturally gluten-free and dairy-free cookies. 

three chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies stacked on top of each other

Made with minimal ingredients, these cookies are a healthier alternative to a standard cookie or granola bar. Eat them for breakfast, snack or dessert. These no bake cookies are the perfect snack for kids and adults. Pack them to-go for breakfast or as a sweet afternoon snack.

Who said you couldn’t have cookies for breakfast? If you love peanut butter banana oatmeal, then you must try these on-the-go cookies.

Recipe Features

  • Flavor: Subtly sweet chocolate peanut butter deliciousness.
  • Texture: Soft and chewy with bits of chocolate chips in there. They hold their texture best when chilled in the refrigerator.
  • Dietary: vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Ingredients You Need

ingredients for chocolate peanut butter cookies sitting on a countertop
  • Peanut Butter: Creamy natural peanut butter works best. You can also use chunky peanut butter, but the texture of the cookies may be different. You can also substitute with almond butter.
  • Maple Syrup: Adds a subtle sweetness and helps bind the cookies. You can also substitute with agave or honey, if desired.
  • Coconut Oil: This helps the cookies harden. It is not recommended to omit.
  • Oats: Use standard old fashioned oats.
  • Banana: About 1/2 of a banana yields 1/4 cup mashed.
  • Chocolate Chips: Use mini chocolate chips for the best texture, although regular sized chips work too. Enjoy Life chocolate chips are a great vegan and gluten free brand.
  • Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Vanilla and Salt

Steps to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

mixing together ingredients for cookies in a saucepan
  1. Whisk together the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and banana in a medium saucepan set over medium heat.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (except for chocolate chips) and stir to combine.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool for two mixture, then add the chocolate chips. It’s okay if the chocolate chips melt a little.
  5. Use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a prepare cookie sheet. Press down on the cookies to slightly flatten.
six no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies sitting on a baking sheet

Expert Tips

  • Make sure you bring the mixture to a boil as this allows the cookies to harden.
  • The cookies will soften at room temperature. It is best to store them in the refrigerator.
  • You can scoop the dough into balls and chill to make little cookie balls. Or you can flatten then slightly to make more traditional cookies.

Storage: Store the cookies in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

While they do need to be chilled, these cookies pack well for travel on a cold day. Toddlers, kids and adults love them. Make a batch or two each week and keep your fridge stocked with healthy snacks. With peanut butter oatmeal packed into little snack-size servings, you can take your favorite snack on-the-go.

Other No Bake Recipes

three cookies sitting on top of each other on a white tabletop

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
These no bake cookies are made with a few simple ingredients and can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack or dessert!
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup mashed banana, about 1/2 a banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for topping

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized saucepan set over medium heat, whisk together the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and banana until melted and smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from heat.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract. Add the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Fold together with a rubber spatula until combined. Let cool for two minutes, then fold in the chocolate chips. It’s okay if the chocolate chips melt a little.
  • Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and place on the cookie sheet. Place the cookies in the refrigerator until set, at least 30 minutes. Store the cookies in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy!

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Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS
  • Peanut Butter: Creamy natural peanut butter works best. You can also use chunky peanut butter, but the texture of the cookies may be different. You can also substitute with almond butter.
  • Maple Syrup: Adds a subtle sweetness and helps bind the cookies. You can also substitute with agave or honey, if desired.
  • Chocolate Chips: Enjoy Life chocolate chips are a great vegan and gluten free brand.
STORAGE
Store the cookies in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 151mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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This recipe was originally published in 2018. It was updated with new process photos and tips in February 2021.

2 comments on “Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Such a great recipe! Perfect to pack in my girl’s lunches! 😀 Easy and quick family go to snack recipe! 

  2. wow look so very beautiful thank for share

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