Author: Angela Lisle
Short on time? Ingredients? Cooking expertise? No-bake cookies are the answer: a quick, easy way to conquer your cravings. However, that no-bake cookie recipe your Grandma passed on might not be as nourishing to your body as it may be to your soul. To help you out, Noom gathered 10 healthy no-bake cookie recipes that are sweet, yet simple and wholesome.
If you are looking for a more traditional no-bake, these healthy no-bake oatmeal cookies focus primarily on that classic chocolate and peanut butter flavor combination. With less processed ingredients than conventional recipes, this version still includes plenty of fiber, healthy fats, and protein.
If you struggle with blood sugar issues, you may want a healthy no-bake cookie that is lower on the glycemic index. In that case, this choice has a couple of sweet ideas that might work for you, like stevia or coconut sugar. Still utilizing that popular nut-butter-and-chocolate flavor profile, the fiber content of this cookie may also be helpful for those wanting to keep blood sugars more stable.
If you prefer a deeper, darker taste and just a touch of sweetness, these no-bake healthy cookies center around bananas and dark chocolate more than some time-honored recipes. The natural sweetness of this cookie provides a bit of that ‘chunky monkey’ flavor without all the processed sugars, while still adding lots of roughage and protein.
Should you need a pick me up in more ways than one, this recipe adds a little KICK of caffeine on top of the chocolate, which can be both delicious and energizing. Plus, it’s another lovely choice for those who want something less sweet, as well as more intense and interesting than common no-bake cookie recipes.
Maybe you are not a chocolate person, but you still enjoy the richness and protein of nut butters. This adaptation is quite simple, yet decadent in it’s own way. Plus, it only has three ingredients if your pantry is looking a little bare.
For those looking for additional energy to amp up your activity levels, adding protein powder into your no-bake cookies can be a healthy and efficient way to squeeze extra nutrition into your snack. On top of that, this recipe is quite simple and requires minimal ingredients. So it’s a win all around!
If you prefer something spicy and nutty with a hint of fruity sweetness, you can’t miss with an oatmeal raisin no-bake cookie. Tried and true flavors stand out in this recipe, so you won’t miss those, or the whole grain goodness either. On the other hand, your oven may feel a bit lonely for a while from less baking time together.
Sometimes it’s not quite snack time, and you are still craving something sweet. This recipe might make a special early morning coffee treat, with similar flavors to your favorite brunch time pancakes. At the same time, this dessert packs way less of a calorie punch than pancakes, as it accomplishes its task with mostly natural sweetness.
If you are looking for more plant-based ideas, this alternative has loads of fiber and protein from those sneaky, creamy chickpeas, while still showcasing the natural sweetness of dates and coconut and the luscious taste of cashews. The tropical, yet chocolate, flair of this choice may have you dreaming of a beach getaway in a new, hot little number you’ll need to purchase after working so hard on your health goals!
Coconut lovers may also want to include this healthy no-bake cookie bar in their dessert line up as well. It highlights the naturally sweet, satisfying taste and texture of coconut, while requiring minimal ingredients. Because of that, this recipe might also be a super choice for those cutting back on sugar and for those who want something simple yet spectacular.
Looking for more healthy dessert ideas, no-bake or otherwise? Let Noom help!