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No-Bake Cocoa Oat Cookies

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By Kate Whimster, ND

Originally published on Kate’s blog


Makes approximately 36 cookies


  • ¾ cup maple syrup, honey, or combination
  • ½ cup ghee, butter, or coconut oil (or combination)
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup plain or vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup nut butter (almond, hazelnut, peanut)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (or quinoa flakes)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Combine sweetener (I use honey and maple syrup), ghee (great for baking and easy to make at home), cocoa powder, and almond milk in a medium pot.
  2. Heat mixture at medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring regularly.
  3. While waiting for mixture to boil, combine oats, coconut, and salt in a small bowl, ready for later.
  4. Cook wet mixture at boil for 1 minute, then stir in nut butter and vanilla.
  5. Boil for 1 more minute and remove from heat, making sure the mixture is combined.
  6. Stir oats, coconut, and salt into the hot mixture until well mixed.
  7. Using two small spoons, drop mixture onto parchment paper to form cookies.
  8. Flatten cookies gently with your hand while mixture still warm.
  9. Cool until firm (about 20 minutes).

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