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

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Healthy No Bake Cookies are the perfect treat – you don’t even have to turn on your oven! With a few substitutions, these no bake cookies are better for you, and still oh so delicious. 

Healthy No Bake Cookies laid out to cool with glass of milk

No Bake Cookies: Perfect for Summer

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. These cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and oh so delicious! 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!

How to Make Healthy No Bake Cookies

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 vegan and gluten-free no bake cookies, this is what I used:

  • agave nectar or honey
  • Dutch-processed cocoa
  • coconut oil
  • almond milk
  • gluten-free oats
  • almond butter
  • shredded coconut

Coconut, chocolate, and almond-these cookies are triple delicious! 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!

Vegan no bake cookies setting up on wax paper

Healthy No Bake Cookies…Still Irresistible

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 or anytime you are craving a cookie but want a healthier version. These vegan and gluten-free no-bake cookies will for sure cure your cookie craving! They are so divine!

Get baking…oh, wait you don’t bake these! So get UN-baking? Is that a word? It is now:)

Gluten free no bake cookies set out to cool with glass of milk

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 other favorite healthier cookie recipes! Enjoy!

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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!
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  • 1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey)
  • 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


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


Calories: 127kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 30mg, Potassium: 99mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. I absolutely love no-baked cookies, but would rarely make them because 2 CUPS OF SUGAR IS RIDICULOUS. I’ve been trying really hard in the last couple of months to clean up my eating, as well as feed my kids with healthy meals. Snacks are the worst, and I’ve been looking for good desserts.

    I just made these. And OMGOODNESS. They taste identical to the original ones I made, but are guilt free!! How can I beat that?! I did make a few tweaks, to use what I had on hand… I used honey instead of agave, natural peanut butter instead of almond, and regular 2% milk instead of almond. They are sticky, chewy & perfect! I will be making these again (and again)!

  2. I love this recipe, it’s become a staple at my place 🙂 I found the texture a bit off-putting, but there’s an easy fix ~ just roll these into balls then roll the balls in grated coconut. They look great and super special. I also substitute the almond butter with peanut butter and the agave with date syrup. I love how adaptable the recipe is. Everyone loves them!

  3. I just wanted to say that I have now been making these cookies for two years, and my family loves them! I like them better than the regular no-bake cookies, and I am ok with letting my preschooler have them! I have made them with honey, maple syrup, almond butter, peanut butter (smooth and crunchy), soy milk, cashew, milk, almond milk….and they have turned out every time! I also just use extra oats when there’s no coconut in the house. A great recipe! Thank you!

  4. I have a no bake that I used to use 1 cup Caro syrup & 1cup reg sugar brought to a boil.

    Then I add 1 cup natural peanut butter and 5 cups of cereal and oatmeal mixed together.
    I would like to use the agave sugar instead of the Caro and sugar but dont know how much to use.

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