Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

You only need three ingredients and five minutes to whip up these healthy 3 ingredient no bake oatmeal cookies! Chewy and refined sugar free, these cookies are suitable for those following a gluten free, dairy free and vegan diet- The perfect healthy snack! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

“These taste so much better than your 3 ingredient no bake bars.”

“Niki, it’s the exact same ingredients, except it’s a different shape.”

“Well, then circular things must just taste better.”

“Like what?”

“Like pizza, bubblegum, pita bread, pepperoni candy…”

“Pepperoni CANDY? Don’t you mean pepperoni?”

“Ew, not pepperoni. Pepperoni candy. I found them in mum’s baking cupboard and I’ve been snacking on them”

*shows me the package*

“….Niki, that’s edible cupcake decorators shaped like red spots.”

***

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

If shaping foods were the key to getting Niki to try out my recipes, she’d love them all. 

Seriously, the number of times I’d make delicious recipes and pass them to her to taste test, only to be presented with a look of utmost disgust. Recipes which she’d snuffed at include these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and these cookie dough balls– Two popular recipes amongst my readers.

Clearly, we’re all missing out here because Niki’s taste buds are gold plated and start with K. Get it? 

I got it.

Anyway, after that conversation, I made the executive decision that from that day forth, unless it was circular, I wouldn’t even put it past her taste buds….

….Until my friends and I had the very same debate at a camping trip. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I’d been prepping snacks like crazy because my friends had planned a camping trip as one last ‘hurrah’ for me before I left for America. Although this trip was ‘for me’, it didn’t mean I was excluded from food duty- Anything but. I had four giant Tupperware containers to fill up, and even after a double batch of this granola– There was still three more to fill. 

I’d prepped these 3 ingredient granola bars to bring because they were easy, I was lazy and they taste pretty darn delicious. When we were at the campsite, one of my friends refused to eat them because she said it reminded her of the unwanted lunch box snack. I was ready to tell her to go jump in the lake (there was one at the camp site), but then took the bar from her, made it into a ball and formed a cookie shape. 

“There. Now it’s a cookie. Eat it and be quiet” 

 …And she did. 

Who knew that simply changing the shape of a food could change someone’s opinion?

Niki did….so she totally gets the credit for today’s recipe- Healthy Three Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy three ingredient no bake oatmeal cookies are the perfect snack to have on hand which literally take five minutes to whip up! They are perfect for picky cookie eaters in terms of texture! For soft and chewy fans, you’re covered. For firm and chewy fans, you’re covered. For ROCK HARD LIKE FUDGE MINUS THE ROCK FANS- You guessed it- You’re covered. I used certified gluten-free rolled oats so my gluten free, vegan and dairy free friends- You’re covered! 

HACK! In my original 3 ingredient oatmeal bar recipe, I used oat bran because I loved the texture. While you can do the same in this recipe, I personally loved it with rolled oats- It gave it a much chewier feel, which I’m a huge fan of!

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy 3 ingredient no bake oatmeal cookies and if you don’t like cookies, deal with it.

…And form them into bar shapes. 

Zing. 

Healthy No Bake 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

You only need three ingredients and five minutes to whip up these healthy 3 ingredient no bake oatmeal cookies! Chewy and refined sugar free, these cookies are suitable for those following a gluten free, dairy free and vegan diet- The perfect healthy snack!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a large plate grease proof paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the rolled oats and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt the almond butter with the brown rice syrup until combined.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry and mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Using your hands, form into small balls and place on the lined plate. Press each ball into a cookie shape and if desired, top with chocolate chips or fruit etc and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

Notes

Depending on what type of grain base type you use and sweetener you may need to adjust the sweetener amount and/or grain amount- Follow this procedure- If too wet, add an extra 1/4 cup of oats. If too dry, add an extra tablespoon of sticky sweetener until a firm batter is formed.
Cookies can be kept at room temperature covered for up to 5 days but for best results keep refrigerated/frozen for up to a month+.

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Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies- Extra chewy cookies which are ready in under 5 minutes and no added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Do you think the shape of a food plays a role in it’s taste?

Cookies OR bars? 

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59 thoughts on “Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

  1. I’d say I am team bar just because from the perspective of the one who always makes the snacks it’s quicker. And you can slice the bars always according to your hunger.

    One thing that instantly jumped to my mind was pasta. There are some shapes that taste so much better than others. Spaghetti for example.

  2. LOL pepperoni candy. Sounds yummy. I’m not partial to one shape or another, but I do find that the size of a food impacts its taste. Meaning, miniature things are naturally tastier because they are also cute and the cute factor adds flavor.

  3. Cookies fo shizz! Healthy and no bake at the same time? I could imagine these being a great curling snack. Can I keep one in my pocket in case I need a bite in the middle of a game??

  4. I am definitely on team cookie. Things that are fun to eat taste better. That’s why anything with sprinkles on it is automatically better than the original version. Thanks for the easy recipe Arman!

  5. Baked or unbaked, as long as chocolate is involved [bonus for nut butter!] I’m eating it. I like to keep my stock of no bake cookies up in the summer time for sure, when its too freaking hot to turn on my oven without passing out.

  6. Wooo so easy and delicious looking! I’m actually also partial to circular foods. Anything that reminds me of a cookie ups in flavor like 200% ;).

    Also! I’m sending you an email right now! Check yo’ inbox <3

  7. You know who Niki reminds me of? This little girl in a short children’s story that wouldn’t eat her food unless if it were shaped in an “O” and that she was tricked into eating something shaped like a square! LOL!
    These oatmeal cookies would also be really good with cinnamon and raisins! If you swap with PB it will have that really creamy and delicious peanut buttery flavor too–but I LOVE almond butter!

  8. I was happy to see that these did not include bananas, I love bananas but this is a great variation! The less ingredients the better I say! On the whole bar or circle debate, I have to say that a bar pleases me more, it’s as if my mind thinks a bar is more filling then a cookie, and would prefer that! However, to say that I am opposed to cookie shapes is totally false!

  9. I do this all the time with my loaf recipes. I always prefer loaves to muffins but most people I know prefer muffins. So I give them to my taste testers in muffin form and if I’m making it for myself, it’s a loaf. Strange AF but it works LOL
    p.s. These look awesome. Pinned!

  10. Looks good, but am I missing something? Where’s the nutritional info? Seems that most people that would be interested in these would want the nutritional info.

    1. Hi there- You aren’t missing anything actually- I don’t include nutritional information as it’s easily able to be calculated using a calorie calculator for those interested- I focus on ingredients. Have a great day!

  11. Oh my soul, these are “baking” in my fridge right now. Can I tell you that my 3 year old son & I each ate our cookie in dough form before putting the rest into the fridge?? These are incredible!
    I can’t wait to try out the rest of your no-bake recipes.
    Perfect for Summer when you don’t want to use an oven…. And great for my daughter & husband’s lunch boxes! 😀

  12. the only syrup i have on hand is that fake maple syrup. i don’t think i would like peanut or almond butter w/ maple. i don’t have any nut butters or marshmallow cream. could you suggest a substitute for nut butter? btw, bars seem easier than cookies..lol!

  13. Thanks for the recipe! I mixed in mint chocolate bits and these are absolutely addictive! I’ll never buy another mass produced version again!

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