Gluten-Free No Bake Cookies - Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Oats

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a compilation of a few different no bake cookie recipes I found and tweaked. This recipe made 40 tablespoon-size cookies. It would be easy to halve everything for fewer cookies. Almond milk can be substituted for milk to make this dairy-free, agave nectar for honey to make it vegan, and almond butter or sunflower seed butter for peanut butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and continue to cook over a gentle boil for 90 seconds.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add peanut butter and stir to melt.
  5. Add oats and vanilla and stir thoroughly to mix.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto nonstick surface (Silpat, wax paper, nonstick cookie sheet).
  7. Transfer to refrigerator and cool till set.
  8. * May sub almond milk for milk for dairy-free version.
  9. * May sub agave nectar for honey for vegan version.
  10. * May sub sunflower seed butter (nut-free) or almond butter for peanut butter.
Most Helpful

i actually like the gooey feeling ( i know i'm a weirdo ) lol .. and it's a really good recipe for my cheat days ! thank you :)

Dazhia J. November 05, 2015

I first chose this recipe because I already had all the ingredients in my kitchen, but now I'm addicted. I use honey and almond milk and make half batches, which is still a ton of cookies.

celeste.arias October 07, 2015

Thanks for the recipe! Peanut butter and chocolate, you can't go wrong! I love love! these! Substitute the agave nectar if possible :-) I eat a vegan diet and prefer grade B maple syrup or dates (I soak them in a little bit of water or coconut water to make them the consistency of nectar). Both maple syrup and dates are more nutrient dense than agave nectar. Even though agave nectar has a low glycemic index, it has a high fructose content, which makes it hard for your body to metabolize. Anyway, try maple syrup or dates instead, they are both tasty and healthier alternatives to agave nectar!

Anonymous May 21, 2015