Healthy No-Bake Cookies {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Healthy No-Bake Cookies are the perfect summer treat! You don’t even have to turn on your oven to enjoy these delicious cookies! 

Healthy No-Bake Cookie Recipe on These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and SO good!

It’s too hot to turn on the oven to bake cookies, but it’s not too hot to eat cookies. My cookie cravings don’t go away just because it is hot outside. So what to do, what to do? Such a dilemma! Instead of turning on the oven, I made Healthy No-Bake Cookies.

You don’t have to heat up the house to make these chocolate coconut almond no-bake cookies! And good news, they are healthier than the traditional no-bake cookies. They are vegan, gluten-free, and oh so delicious! And since they are healthier that means you can eat one or two and still put that bikini on and look smokin’ :) These Healthy No-Bake Cookies are the perfect summer cookie!

Healthy No-Bake Cookie Recipe on These easy no-bake cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and SO good!

I love the traditional no-bake cookies with butter, loads of sugar, cocoa, oats, and peanut butter. They are one of my childhood favorites. I remember eating them straight out of the pan by the spoonful. I never had the patience to let them set up before digging in. I decided to play around with my favorite no-bake cookie recipe to create a healthier cookie.

To make the cookies vegan and gluten-free, I used agave nectar, Dutch processed cocoa, coconut oil, almond milk, gluten-free oats, and almond butter. I also stirred in shredded coconut to bring out the coconut flavor. Coconut, chocolate, and almond-these cookies are triple delicious!

Healthy No-Bake Cookie Recipe on You don't have to turn on your oven to make these healthy and delicious cookies!

And the best part, they are beyond easy to make. You stir everything together in a saucepan and BOOM! Just like that you have a healthy sweet treat! Technically you need to let the cookies chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes so they can set up, but I promise I won’t tell if you eat a few big spoonfuls from the pan. I did it as a kid and I did it when I made these cookies. I couldn’t resist! I guess I am a kid at heart:)

Healthy No-Bake Cookies are the perfect cookie for summer! Get baking…oh, wait you don’t bake these! So get UN-baking? Is that a word? It is now:)

I LOVE that you are all loving my healthier cookie creations. They are fun to make and eat! In case you’ve missed them, here are a few of my favorite healthier cookie recipes! Enjoy!

Healthy No-Bake Cookie Recipe on

Healthy No-Bake Cookies {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Are you looking for an easy and healthy cookie recipe? You have to try these Healthy No-Bake Cookies. They are vegan, gluten-free, and SO delicious! And you don't even have to turn on your oven!

Yield: 14-16 cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 26 minutes-includes chilling time


1/2 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter
2 cups gluten-free oats
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt


1. In a medium saucepan, mix together agave and cocoa powder. Heat over medium heat until combined. Stir in almond milk and coconut oil and bring to a boil. Continue stirring and boil for one minute.

2. Remove pan from heat and stir in almond butter, oats, coconut, vanilla extract, and salt.

3. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop cookies onto wax paper. Let the cookies set up for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator before serving. Store the cookies in an air-tight container in refrigerator for up to one week.

Note-You can use honey instead of the agave if you don't need to make vegan cookies. You can also use regular rolled oats if you don't need the cookies to be gluten-free. You can also replace the almond milk with your favorite milk. And you can also swap peanut butter for the almond butter. These cookies are very adaptable! Enjoy!

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