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.

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 🙂
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake cookies, peanut butter cookies, vegan cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 175kcal
Author: The Panicked Foodie

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add the oats and coconut to the saucepan. Stir and fold until thoroughly combined.
  • 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.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for an hour, or until firm. Enjoy!

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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