No Bake Oatmeal Granola Cookies

If you read Gazing In, my previous blog, you might know about our youngest son’s food allergies. Over the years, I have learned to create and adapt many recipes so he could enjoy them. Often no-bake cookies are made with peanut butter, this version can be made to fit many allergies.

No Bake Oatmeal Granola Cookies


  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy, seed, nut or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup hot cocoa mix*
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dry milk*
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt*
  • ½ cup granola


Add coconut oil, soy butter, and water to a tall saucepan. Bring to boil while stirring with a spatula.

Take off the heat, stir in the oats through sea salt. Mix well, then set aside to cool a bit.

Using a 1 Tablespoon disher, make balls. Pack with your hand, and flatten if desired. Add granola to a small bowl, roll balls or flat cookies in the granola.

Store tightly sealed and eat within a day or two.

Makes 12 to 14 cookies or balls.


Hot cocoa mix: For best results buy an organic brand, it will be about 2 packets worth. I used Trader Joe’s. While most cocoa mixes that are instant contain dairy milk, some are vegan.

Dry milk: While we use an organic dairy dry milk, you can use coconut milk, goat milk, soy or rice as well.

Sea Salt: Feel free to leave out, or use less, if desired.

Why do we use soy butter? Alistaire is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and sunflowers.