Made with simple and wholesome ingredients, this 5-minute single serving oatmeal cookie is my go-to dessert for one. Soft, chewy, and full of flavor.
Made in a bowl with no fancy kitchen equipment, this single serving oat cookie recipe will satisfy your dessert cravings.
Sometimes, cooking for one feels like a tedious task. I often end up ordering in or skipping meals to minimize the effort or make my single serving chocolate chip cookie. For those days when I don’t even want to turn on the oven, this oatmeal version is a lifesaver.
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Why this recipe works
- Versatile. What I love about this recipe is that it works for breakfast, snack-time, and dessert too!
- Portion control. With a single-serve prep, don’t worry about overindulgence and keep your calories in check.
- Quick fix for your cravings. A recipe that comes together in minutes is a dream. You don’t need massive planning, intense prep, or complex equipment to make this recipe. Once you put it in the refrigerator, your job is done.
You can whip this up with everyday staples for a quick breakfast or a hunger pang any time without rushing to the grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Rolled oats. Let us put the oats in oatmeal cookies! Rolled oats work so well in this recipe. You can also use quinoa flakes. Both are super-healthy choices and have a similar texture.
- Coconut flour. I like to add some extra stability to the cookies using this flour. If not available, use extra oats instead.
- Salt. Making an oats recipe without salt is unimaginable for me! It enhances the natural sweetness of the oats so beautifully.
- Cinnamon. Add a touch of warm cinnamon flavor to your cookies.
- Almond butter. Add a dose of healthy fats and the rich nuttiness with almond butter. No almond butter? I like to use cashew butter because it is mild tasting, but peanut butter works too.
- Maple syrup. When it comes to selecting sweeteners, I always prefer using natural ones. Use sugar-free or classic maple syrup for this recipe. Agave or brown rice syrup are also excellent choices.
- Milk. I used almond milk, but any milk works.
- Chocolate chips. I love the crunch, sweetness, and surprise element of chocolate chips. Use white, milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips or chocolate pieces to the cookies.
Find the printable recipe in the recipe card below.
How to make a single serving oatmeal cookie
You don’t need to make a whole batch; just whip out your bowl, grab your spatula, and get mixing.
Step 1- Prep your dry ingredients. Combine oats, sea salt, coconut flour, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Step 2- Make the cookie dough. Add the recommended quantities of nut butter and maple syrup. Stir until you get a crumbly texture, and add milk if necessary.
Step 3- Shape your dough. Roll your thick cookie batter into a ball and place it on a small plate lined with parchment paper. Press to flatten and top with chocolate chips.
Step 4- Set your cookies. Transfer the plate to the refrigerator and set until firm.
Flavor and recipe variations
- Add fruits and nuts. Dried fruits like apricots and raspberries are great flavoring, and nuts like walnuts, pecans, and roasted almonds taste incredible in these cookies.
- Make it a double chocolate cookie. Oh, just add cocoa powder or chunky chocolates. No one is complaining!
- Add protein powder. Make the recipe more filling by adding a scoop of your favorite unsweetened protein powder to the cookie.
To store. There’s no point in saving one cookie. But if you have any leftovers, refrigerate them until consumption!
To freeze. Make a big batch of cookies, wrap each cookie separately in parchment paper, and freeze them in ziplock bags for six months.
Frequently asked questions
I prefer the bite of rolled oats. If you prefer a softer texture, use instant oats in the recipe. Avoid using steel-cut oats because they are too hard to enjoy in a no-bake cookie.
Use certified gluten-free oats or make the recipe with quinoa flakes for a gluten-free recipe.
Absolutely! Add ¼ teaspoon of baking powder to the cookie dough, cook in the microwave, or bake in the oven until ready.
More no-bake recipes to try
- No bake oatmeal cookies
- No bake oatmeal bars
- No bake chocolate cookies
- Peanut butter no bake cookies
Single Serving Oatmeal Cookie
- 1/2 cup Rolled oats can substitute for quinoa flakes
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour can substitute for extra oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup protein powder Optional
- 1 tablespoon almond butter can substitute for any nut or seed butter of choice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup can substitute for brown rice syrup, agave or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips Optional
- Line a plate with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, coconut flour, salt, cinnamon, and protein powder of choice and mix well.
- Stir through the nut butter and syrup until a crumbly mixture is formed. Using a tablespoon at a time, add milk until a very thick batter is formed.
- Using your hands, form into a ball of dough. Transfer the ball of dough onto the lined plate and press into a cookie shape. Top with optional chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate until the cookie is firm.
Recipe originally posted July 2019, but updated to include new information for your benefit!
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