No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut & Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut & Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

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No bake cookies make me think of home economics back in middle school. While I grew up helping decorate cookies, those no bake cookies we made in home ec were the first I ever made on my own. After tasting them and swearing I would never make that type of cookie again, I realize that as an adult, no bake cookies are actually quite useful on days where you don’t want to turn on the oven and/or spend a large amount of time baking cookies. With only 5 ingredients, these No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut & Oatmeal Cookies are full of flavor, and are great as a snack after a workout!

No bake peanut butter coconut & oatmeal cookies stacked on a black and white checkered dish towel on a picnic table. In the background is a container of maple syrup and a knife with peanut butter.
4.8 from 5 votes

No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut & Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

These No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut & Oatmeal Cookies come together fast, and don’t use the oven. A tastier throwback to home economics 🙂

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cookies, peanut butter cookies, vegan cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 175 kcal


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened and unsulfured coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add peanut butter and maple syrup. Using a wooden spoon, mix until well incorporated. Stir occasionally, heating until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and mix well.

  3. Add the oats and coconut to the saucepan. Stir and fold until thoroughly combined.

  4. Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop and drop balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, flatten cookies to desired thickness.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour, or until firm. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • If you are using large coconut flakes versus shreds, you might need to add in more dry ingredients. I do this by adding in a little more oats, then a little more coconut, etc., until the mixture reaches the desired consistency.
  • I tried using a spatula to flatten the cookies the first time around, and this didn’t work because the cookies stuck to the spatula. This is why a fork is used in step 4.
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut & Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan, Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 71.3mg3%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 15.5g5%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 8.5g9%
Protein 4.7g9%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutritional information on The Panicked Foodie is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.

Credit: Recipe lightly adapted from beaming baker.

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