With just 5 minutes of your time, 5 wholesome ingredients, and a trusty food processor, you can whip up these delightful no-bake cookies that are both gluten-free and guilt-free.
This recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth with minimal effort.
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Gluten-free no bake cookie recipe
When it comes to cookies, unfortunately, I'm not your man (or woman, of course :)). Despite growing up with my mum and Oma's (grandma in German) regular baking, I didn't inherit this skill.
My mum says I lack the patience, and she's absolutely right. The process of measuring everything and beating the butter and eggs to perfect fluffiness just isn't my cup of tea.
I love cooking; I find it allows more room for creativity. You can always adjust your food as you go, adding more spices, salt, sauce, and so on. Unfortunately, baking doesn't quite work that way.
That's why I'm such a fan of these no-bake cookie recipes.
The reason to make gluten-free no no-bake cookies
- Simple Recipe: Forget about beating eggs and butter – this recipe eliminates those steps that can often trip us up in the kitchen.
- No Nake Recipe: These treats are ready to enjoy as soon as you've rolled them into cute little balls – no waiting time required!
- Gluten-Free: They're made from ground oatmeal and are naturally gluten-free. Always ensure you use certified gluten-free oats.
- Five Simple Ingredients: You likely already have these ingredients at home, leading me to the next point...
- Good for You: Yes, these cookies – let's call them that – are genuinely good for you. They consist of wholesome ingredients like oats, peanut butter, coconut milk, and honey or maple syrup (your choice).
As you can see there are more than enough reasons to fall in love with these little yummy cookie bites.
Ingredients for no-bake cookies
To make these delicious cookies we will need a handful of ingredients. Here is what we will need:
- Oats. Quick-cooking oats are the best for this recipe. Choose certified gluten-free oats if you are following a gluten-free diet. Be careful some people with celiac disease have similar reactions to oats as they have to gluten, please consult your health practitioner.
- Creamy peanut butter. Choose high-quality natural peanut butter that has one ingredient only, peanuts. If you are allergic to peanut butter or just don't like the taste you can substitute with almond butter instead
- Coconut milk. Opt for organic coconut milk if possible. Many coconut milks contain thickeners and stabilizers, avoid using them. Coconut milk like peanut butter should have one ingredient only, coconut (and water). Alternatively, you can use unsweetened almond milk.
- Cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup. Pure maple syrup or honey if you prefer.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder.
Find the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below 👇
How to make gluten-free no bake cookies
- Blend Ingredients: Place all the ingredients (rolled oats, coconut milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt if desired) into a high-speed blender. Process until the mixture reaches a dough-like consistency. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure everything is well combined.
- Chill: Transfer the cookie dough to a bowl and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Chilling will make the mixture easier to work with.
- Make cookies: After refrigeration, use your hands to roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. The size is up to you, but aim for consistency. You can use cookie scoop to ensure the same cookie size. Next, gently mold these balls with your hand, crafting them into cookies, and then create a crosshatch pattern using a fork.
- Dust with Cocoa: If you like, dust the cocoa energy bites with additional cocoa powder for a delightful finish.
- Enjoy: Your delicious no-bake cocoa energy bites are ready to enjoy!
The gluten-free no-bake cookies are ready to be enjoyed!
1. Nutty Crunch: Add ¼ cup of chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, or peanuts) to the mixture for a nutty crunch.
2. Coconut Bliss: Mix ⅙ cup of shredded coconut into the dough for a tropical twist. You can also roll the finished cookies in more shredded coconut for extra coconut flavor.
3. Fruit Burst: Add ¼ cup of dried fruits (such as raisins, cranberries, or chopped apricots) for a sweet and tangy burst of flavor.
4. Chocolate chips: Incorporate ¼ cup of chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate, according to your preference) into the dough mixture.
How to store
Refrigeration: Store the container in the refrigerator.
Enjoy Within a Week: Consume the stored cookies within a week for the best taste and texture.
If you like this cookie recipe make sure to try:
More gluten-free desserts
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Gluten-free no bake cookies recipe
- 100 gram quick cookig oats ground into flour
- 50 ml coconut milk you can also use almond milk.
- 30 gram peanut butter
- 20 gram maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon raw or unsweetened cocoa
- pinch of sea salt optional
- Prepare oat flour: Place oats into a high-speed blender and process until they resemble a fine flour-like consistency.
- Blend the cookie dough: Add the remaining ingredients to the blender, including the cocoa powder, and process until the mixture transforms into a dough-like consistency.
- Chill the dough: Transfer the cookie dough into a bowl and refrigerate it for approximately 30 minutes. This chilling step makes the dough easier to work with.
- Shape the cookies: Once the dough is firm, use your hands to shape them into cookies.