No Bake Cookie Oatmeal – If you love classic No Bake Cookies and easy to cook in just a few minutes, then my new No Bake Cookie Oatmeal recipe is for you.
Elevate Your Breakfast with No Bake Cookie Oatmeal
This clean No Bake Cookie Oatmeal elevates the usual morning hot breakfast into a nutrient-dense, chocolatey-loaded favorite recipe.
Not only is this recipe for No Bake Cookie Oatmeal full of the perfect healthy blend of chocolate and sweetness, but check out the nutrients too. A bowl of oatmeal has magnesium and iron, not to mention plenty of anti-inflammatory fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Hot Chocolatey Breakfast Ready to 10 Minutes
And if you are like me and don’t have all morning to prepare an elaborate breakfast, it’s good to know this breakfast recipe takes less than 10 minutes to whip together. You can even make it the night before and just reheat it on the stove with just a little almond milk.
Clean No Bake Cookie Oatmeal Fills Nutrient Gaps
There are many nutrients that we need to consume on a daily basis in order to maintain good health, but there are seven nutrient deficiencies that are incredibly common. They include iron, magnesium, iodine, vitamin A, calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. We definitely support the use of a broad-spectrum multi-vitamin/ multi-mineral, but we always encourage you to get your nutrients from food whenever possible. This is especially true with iron because taking excessive amounts of iron in supplement form can be toxic.
Thanks to the cacao powder and coconut butter, the No Bake Cookie Oatmeal recipe is a super easy way to get the extra iron and magnesium you may likely need from real food.
How to Make No Bake Cookie Oatmeal
No bake cookies typically have 2 cups of refined white sugar, a stick of butter, a cup of milk and unhealthy, oily peanut butter. I would know this because years ago, this was my favorite dessert to make. Oops! However, this is far, far from healthy. While I’m still working to perfect the healthier version, this bowl of No Bake Cookie Oatmeal does the trick.
Here’s the swaps I made to get the No Bake Cookie flavor in this bowl of oatmeal while using only healthy ingredients.
#1: Use Cacao Powder Instead of Cocoa Powder
Yes, there’s a big difference and it has everything to do with nutrients. We love to use raw cacao powder because of the nutrient profile. You can learn more about Cocoa vs Cacao Powder here.
Cacao one of the highest plant-based sources of iron and magnesium. Raw cacao powder has over 40 times the antioxidants of wild blueberries and more calcium than cow’s milk.
#2: Try Coconut Butter Instead of Butter!
To make this No Bake Cookie Oatmeal creamy and buttery, adding in coconut butter does the trick. Be sure to add it in after the oatmeal is cooked. Instructions are below!
I frequently use extra virgin coconut oil in my recipes. But, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that can incorporate coconut butter since it is more nutrient-dense.
The “whole” fat in coconut butter has the same health-boosting properties of coconut oil. Iron is one of the nutrients found in coconut butter that are not found in coconut oil. Crucial for the development of red blood cells, your body can’t get enough oxygen without adequate iron intake. Low iron intake can cause extreme fatigue and affect brain function, hair, skin, and nails too.
So, use coconut butter for both the buttery component of this No Bake Cookie Oatmeal AND to boost your iron levels using whole foods.
#3: Naturally Sweet Pure Maple Syrup Replaces Refined White Sugar
For YEARS I was making No Bake Cookies using refined white sugar. My particular recipes calls for 2 cups and then I would eat several cookies and even feed them to my kids.
Then, I had a big wake up call a few years ago at the dangers of refined white sugar. And slowly but surely, I made the switch to using natural sweeteners only. In our home, we only use coconut sugar, date sugar, maple syrup and honey. It’s possible to raise teenagers with sugar. Trust me! 🙂
In this recipe, I added 1/4 cup to the oatmeal and then drizzled a bit more on for the sweetness. Loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and other important nutrients and minerals, use maple syrup as much as possible!
Create a Balanced Breakfast
It’s easy to throw together this No Bake Cookie Oatmeal and call it done. And of course, that is healthy enough and perfect to start the day. However, for our growing teenagers, I like to add a few more things to their breakfast place setting.
- A tall glass of Homemade Almond Milk – made in seconds in a high speed blender.
- Add a ripe banana to the side to offset the sweetness of the No Bake Cookie Oatmeal
- Or a big green smoothie – like this Green Apple Smoothie or Green Tea Smoothie. Something without a lot of sweetness works best.
No Bake Cookie Oatmeal
No Bake Cookie Oatmeal taste JUST like No Bake Cookies! Healthy and full of fiber, iron, magnesium, antioxidants. Make in less than 10 mins.
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut butter
- 2 tablespoons
- 1/4 cup
- 1 teaspoon
- 1/4 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup slivered raw almonds
- In a small saucepan, add the oats, water and sea salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
- Stir in the coconut butter and cacao powder and simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and maple syrup. Top with the chocolate chips, raw almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve warm.
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