Keto No Bake Cookies

by KetoFocus.com

Enjoy these quick and easy keto no bake cookies without turning on the oven and with only 5 minutes of prep time. This recipe is fudgy, sweet, crunchy and has all the oat flavor you’d expect but none of the carbs, using oat fiber instead of oatmeal!

If you’ve tried my Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies or Keto Sugar Cookies, you know I believe that cookies belong on any keto diet. Creating a no bake cookie that tastes like the real deal, but without all the carbs, wasn’t easy – but the efforts were worth it!

Traditional no bake cookies are made with oats as the star ingredient, but one cup of old fashioned oats has 50 grams of carbohydrates, making them off limits for even the dirtiest of keto diets.

This recipe uses oat fiber instead of oats, which has the same flavor, but lots of insoluble fiber and zero carbs. Then we add unsweetened coconut and chopped almonds to give each cookie the perfect crunch. These keto cookies take only 5 minutes of prep time and are ready in an hour – all without turning on the oven!

How to make no bake keto cookies

  1. Dissolve and melt – sugar free sweetener, cream, butter and cocoa powder in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (shredded coconut, chopped almonds, peanut butter, oat fiber and vanilla) and stir to combine.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of the cookie mixture onto a sheet pan or baking sheet and freeze for an hour or until the cookies are cooled and hardened.
  4. Store cookies in the freezer or refrigerator to help keep their shape.

A stack of no-bake cookies in front of a more cookies sitting on a wire cooling rack.

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Sweetener – Use any sugar free sweetener that you prefer, but make sure it’s a 1:1 volume swap for baking. I used allulose to prevent recrystallization of the sweetener when freezing. This is more for appearance reasons as sometimes erythritol or monkfruit sweeteners can recrystallize forming a cloudy layer on the surface.  Monkfruit based sweeteners like Lakanto, or Swerve could still be used.
  • Unsweetened coconut – Shredded coconut works best. Avoid the large flaked coconut, as it won’t hold together as well. Also, check that it’s unsweetened, as many shredded coconuts come packed with sugar.
  • Chopped almonds – Either buy chopped almonds or whole raw almonds and chop them into small pieces. You can substitute any nut. Pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts are all good substitutes for these keto no bakes.
  • Peanut butter – Use any creamy peanut butter you like; just be sure it’s unsweetened and has only peanuts in the ingredients. I wouldn’t substitute another nut butter for peanut butter as the flavor will significantly change, but unsweetened almond butter could also work if needed.
  • Oat fiber – Oat fiber is different from oatmeal or oat bran. It’s made of the insoluble fiber from oats, making it zero carbs and perfect for this recipe.

If you like peanut butter, here are some other keto recipes that use this nut butter that you might enjoy: 

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Keto No Bake Cookies Ingredients

Keto No Bake Cookies Directions

  • Keto No Bake Cookies
  • No bake cookies on a wire rack and a baking sheet.

    No bake cookies without oats

    Traditional no bake cookies are loaded with regular rolled oats, which are high in carbohydrates. To make no bake cookies keto friendly, oat fiber is used instead.

    Oat fiber is an insoluble fiber made from finely ground oat husks. It’s essentially not digestible, meaning it doesn’t contribute any carbs or even calories to the recipe. It’s how we can get that oat flavor without the actual carbs from oatmeal in these no bakes.

    Even though the oat fiber isn’t adding carbs or calories, it will help keep you full and can help move things along the digestive system.

    Four chocolate cookies on a wire cooling rack.

    Storage information

    Since these cookies need to be kept cold, just pop them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    These keto cookies will keep for 1-2 months in the freezer as well, so feel free to make two batches at once so you always have some on hand!

    Keto No Bake Cookies: FAQS

    Is peanut butter keto?

    Yes! Just be sure to purchase peanut butter that’s made with only peanuts. Some brands had added sugars or honey, which you want to avoid.

    What’s the difference between haystack and no bake cookies?

    Haystack cookies are made using crunchy chow mein noodles, while no bake cookies use oatmeal. Both are technically “no bake” cookies as you don’t need an oven for either.

    Can you eat oatmeal on keto?

    One cup of rolled oats has 50 grams of carbohydrates, making oatmeal off-limits for a keto diet. Oat fiber is a great substitute when you want the oat flavor without the carbs.

    Can coconut oil be substituted for the butter?

    Yes, coconut oil can be used in place of the butter in this chocolate cookie recipe.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto No Bake Cookies

    Servings: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 175
    Fat 16.2g
    Protein 4g
    Total Carbs 6.3g
    Net Carbs 2.2g

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    8 Comments

    1. Oh my goodness, I made those today and I must say that is the best Keto treat ever. So easy to make and so delicious. I licked my finger before dropping them onto the tray and (not sure how it happened) I ate 2 spoonfuls warm. Thank you so much for all your recipes. You are amazing!!

    2. These are amazing! I also ate some while still warm. Delicious!! I used chopped pecans instead of almonds for a little bit less carbs. If you are thinking of making these….Do It!!

    3. Wow you knocked it out of the ballpark. There’s only a couple things I miss on keto and no bake cookies are one of them. I’ve tried a couple other recipes and they didn’t even come close. These are almost exactly like the real deal. Good job and thank you so much thank you Mommy

    4. Thanks for the awesome recipe! I used a cup each of flaked coconut, almonds, and pecans then chopped them in the food processor until they looked similar to oatmeal, they resulted in wonderful cookies that crush the sugar cravings, but don’t trigger me to want more sweets, fabulous!

    5. These were amazing! I subbed the heavy cream for the Califia Farms Heavy Cream no dairy alternative. It has no carbs and I wanted to give it a low stakes try since these are all for me. AND I was not disappointed. The one note for others is check your freezer size BEFORE putting these on the pan. My freezer is way to small to fit my 1/2 trays so that batch went into the fridge. Then I spread the rest of the dough out onto a tiny toaster oven sized pan and cut into bars after set.
      Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe!

    6. Oh my word! I am so excited to find this recipe! My daughter is on modified keto for seizure disorder and let’s just say she is a connoisseur of keto recipes. She gave two thumbs up, so 5 stars for taste, texture, and ease to make ♥️

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