Cooking 101: Easy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Cooking 101: Easy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

By avatarSakshiSuryanarayan23 |

  

If you do not like to bake - or you simply do not have an oven - then these no bake oatmeal cookies are going to be a real game changer for you. 

They take virtually no time to make - and because you do not need an oven - or any equipment really - they can be made anywhere, anytime with anybody!

What Are No-Bake Cookies?

No-bake cookies are basically cookies that do not contain any eggs or other products that need to be cooked or baked. 

No-bake cookies are chewy - and will typically not become crispy or crunchy. 

I personally love soft and chewy cookies - but I know that this is not everyone's cup of tea. I get it - it is a personal preference.

These cookies are also made to be a little bit lumpy - so do not worry if your batter or dough is too thick and not a smooth consistency. 

I started making no-bake cookies mainly because I do not have an oven. So because of this - I turn to all kinds of no-bake foods. 

I have tried and tested almost every recipe out there and found my favourites. I make my own little changes to suit my tastes and preferences - so you should feel free to make as many - or as few - changes as you like to these recipes. 

After all, the whole point of cooking is to make something that you truly enjoy!

Tips for the best no-bake cookies

1. Use alternative flours and grains to get a nutty and slightly roasted flavour. If not possible - then slightly roast the flour before you begin cooking. 

2. Make use of spices like star anise, cinnamon etc - to make these cookies taste good. 

3. Use high-quality syrups - like honey and maple - to get a delicious, light and dark cookie.

4. Do not allow the batter to rest or set for too long

Recipe 1 - My Easy, No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make - and you do not need any fancy equipment for them! 

They incorporate simple ingredients - most of which should be readily available in your house. If not, they are easy to find in any supermarket or grocery store. 

To me - personally - these cookies are the same as any regularly baked oatmeal cookies available. 

I use only maple syrup in my cookies because it adds a rich and caramel-like flavour to them. 

The salt is especially important - because without it - the taste of the cookies will feel imbalanced. 

What I love most about these no bake oatmeal cookies is that they are 100% vegan. So they really work for everyone! 

How Long Does it Take: 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Setting Time: 15 minutes

Ready In: 35 minutes

How Many Do You Get?

Depending on the size you choose to make, you should get anywhere between fifteen to twenty cookies.

What You Will Need:

4 Tbsp - Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup - Nut Butter

1/4 Cup - Maple Syrup, Organic

1/2 Tsp - Almond Extract

1 Tsp - Vanilla Extract or Essence

A pinch of cinnamon and star anise

1/2 Cup - Butterscotch Bits

2 Cups - Rolled Oats

Salt to taste

What You Need To Do:

1. Melt the coconut oil, nut butter, maple syrup and almond extract together in a pot. Make sure the heat is set to low. 

2. Once everything is combined well, add in a pinch of salt and star anise. Bring the mixture to a boil. 

3. Once the mixture coats the back of a spoon evenly - take it off the heat. 

4. To this mixture - add the vanilla extract cinnamon and butterscotch bits. Mix well. 

5. Dry roast the oats for a minute and add it into the syrup mixture. 

6. Form balls from this mixture and flatten them out onto a baking tray or any non-stick surface. 

7. Put them in the fridge until ready to serve. These cookies will become firm and chewy as they set. 

Alternatives:

1. If you are not a fan of butterscotch, you can substitute the butterscotch bits with chocolate chips, crushed nuts or even cookie bits!

2. If you are allergic to nuts - use a mixture of regular butter and cream cheese instead. 

3. You can even incorporate raisins or dehydrated fruits to make a fruity breakfast cookie!

4. If you do not like coconut oil - you can even use regular olive oil. And if you do use olive oil - then ensure that you also add a splash of lemon juice. This will help counteract the strong flavour of the olive oil.

5. If your coconut oil is too thick - or has solidified too much - then melt it with a little bit of vegetable or olive oil first - before adding in any of the other ingredients.

6. Leave out the butterscotch and add in sprinkles for some fun sprinkle cookies!

Recipe 2 - No-Bake After Eight Oatmeal Cookies

These no bake oatmeal cookies taste exactly like the after-eight chocolates! I love the taste of mint with chocolate together. 

The honey in this recipe will provide the sweetness that these cookies need. 

As always, I add salt in my cookies - because it will balance out the flavours. If you are using salted butter - then you can omit the salt for this recipe. 

How Long Does it Take: 

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Setting Time: 10 minutes

Ready In: 20 minutes

How Many Do You Get?

Depending on the size you choose to make, you should get anywhere between ten to fifteen cookies.

What You Will Need:

3 Tbsp - Butter

1/2 Cup - Heavy Cream

1/4 Cup - Honey

1/2 Tsp - Mint Extract or Essence

1 Tsp - Vanilla Extract

A few sprigs of mint leaves

1/2 Cup - Dark Chocolate Chips

2 Cups - Rolled Oats

Salt to taste

What You Need To Do:

1. Melt the butter, honey, salt and vanilla and mint extract together in a pot. Make sure the heat is set to low. 

2. Roughly chop the mint leaves and set aside.

3. Beat the heavy cream until firm. 

4. Allow the butter and honey mixture to cool. And then fold-in the mint leaves with the rolled oats. 

5. Then gently add the chocolate chips until just combined. 

6. Form balls from this mixture and flatten them out onto a baking tray or any non-stick surface. 

7. Put them in the fridge until ready to serve. These cookies will become firm and chewy as they set. 

Notes:

1. Storage 

These cookies will last for about a week in the fridge. You can also store them in an air-tight box outside the fridge - but they will only last for a couple of days before they go bad. 

I recommend storing these no-bake oatmeal cookies in the fridge because they stay firm and retain their taste well. 

2. Extra Crunch

If you like the crunch of sugar in your cookies - feel free to add in some sugar. Use half the amount of syrup and add-in your granulated sugar along with the oats. 

3. Too Hard

If you find the mixture to be too hard - add in some soy or almond milk to loosen out the cookie dough. 

So I strongly urge you to give these recipes a go. They are so easy to make - that anytime you feel like having a dessert or just want to munch on something sweet - you can whip these up in a jiffy!

Because I have such a sweet tooth, I always have a box of these cookies - or my no-bake cakes - handy. 

If you like these no bake oatmeal cookies, let me know and I will come back with more no-bake ideas for you!

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