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No Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies & Granola

I had a sweet tooth. Anything crunchy with chocolate didn’t stand a chance in front of me. But when I changed my eating habits in fall of 2013, I removed added sugar and syrups from my diet. The medical and natural communities agree that sugar can have devastating effects on our health, so I just quit. Fast forward a few months and I was craving something sweet. So, I experimented in the kitchen and came up with no-bake chocolate oat cookies.

These cookies have no added sugar and are packed with healthy ingredients. If you like peanut/almond/nut butter/oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, these are a hearty alternative. Ingredients such as nut/seed butter, cacao and coconut oil are filled with antioxidants and fiber. I pop them in my mouth as a treat when on the go. Also, I make breakfast granola by taking three of them, chopping into smaller pieces and filling a bowl with (oat) milk.

Easy Recipe: No Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies Turn into Granola
 
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This recipe can be used for two purposes: as cereal or as non-bake cookies. It's made with wholesome ingredients and no added sugar.
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Recipe type: Cereal or Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup of extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of milk (I use oat milk)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ¼ cup of almond butter (or sunflower seed butter for those with nut allergies)
  • 1.5 cups of oats
  • *If you want to make them sweeter, add 1-tablespoon stevia powder
  • *I sometimes add ¼ cup of coconut flakes for my stash or ¼ cup of craisins or chocolate chips for my son's cookies
Instructions
  1. Add first four ingredients in saucepan and heat for a few minutes
  2. Once liquid consistency, add oats and stir
  3. Spoon drop onto wax paper
  4. Cool and enjoy cookies
  5. For granola - take three cookies, break into small nuggets and pour in a bowl with milk.

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