Recipe: Clean Eating No-Bake Cookies

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To say these are “not your momma’s No-Bakes” is probably an understatement. And, well, in my case, my momma wasn’t the one making them in our house growing up, it was my sister. While I can give her credit for perfecting her skills, this version contains much less butter and granulated sugar. By much less, I mean none. This recipes contains neither of those ingredients and yet still delivers on all the gooey, decadent, and delicious notes we know and love about No-Bakes.

So here it is. Seven clean, natural ingredients yielding a scrumptious treat you don’t have to feel bad about. Did I mention it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish? Sign. Me. Up.

Clean Eating No-Bake Cookies

Servings 12 cookies
Author Jordan Clapp - Organically Optimistic


  • 1/2 c. peanut butter or other nut butter of choice
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 c. rolled oats


  1. Melt the Peanut Butter, Coconut Oil, and Maple Syrup together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally with a rubber spatula to prevent the bottom from scorching.

  2. Once melted, turn off the heat and add the Vanilla, Salt and Cocoa Powder. Mix thoroughly to combine and be sure there are no clumps of cocoa.

  3. Stir in the Oats. Stir to coat evenly, but don't over mix or your cookies could become dry.

  4. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to portion into 1.5"-2" cookies on a Silpat or parchment paper. They will firm as they cool, but are equally delicious when warm!

  5. Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.