No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies

Looking for a healthy after school snack? Try No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies. These are vegan and child friendly.

Fantastic healthy & light snack my daughter loved- No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies - Low Calorie, Low Fat

Cookies that are healthy and you don’t need to bake. Woo hoo! What could be better than that?
These are seriously tasty little treats. These little gems are also vegan. Last year my husband’s cardiologist suggested he go “vegan”. Whoa was that a life change. We love cheese and dairy. I wasn’t sure where to start so I bought a couple of vegan cook books. (Any excuse to buy a cookbook) One of the cookbooks I bought was Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin.  I came across a recipe for Fruity Snack Balls.  I loved the idea of a healthy cookie that I could throw together in minutes.  It would be the perfect afternoon snack for my little one.

I made some changes and came up with No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies.  I tentatively gave one to my little one.  Since these are healthy and full of dried fruit, I wasn’t sure she would buy them as a “cookie”.  One bite and I was all in.  Oh yes, I loved these little nuggets of fruity joy.  She took a bite and ate the whole thing.  I knew they were winners when she wanted to bring them to school for a snack.  I’ve got a winner!   Score one for Mommy.

Fantastic healthy & light snack my daughter loved- No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan

This is a very versatile recipe.  Use whatever dried fruit you have.  We love dried mango and apricot so I always have them in the pantry.  I really adored the dried cherries but dried cranberries will do instead.  Make sure you use unsweetened coconut.  If you can’t find it in the baking aisle, try the freezer section by the frozen fruit.  I keep unsweetened coconut in my freezer with my nuts.  It will last a long time.  I don’t bother using sweetened coconut anymore.

Go whip these up now for your kids.  You can surprise them with a healthy cookie and a glass of milk after school.  What kid wouldn’t want to come home to that.  You can sneak a few for yourself too.

Fantastic healthy & light snack my daughter loved- No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies - Low Calorie, Low Fat Vegan too

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No Bake Oatmeal Fruit Cookies
Prep time: 
Serves: 28 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (King Arthur)
  • ¾ cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried mango (I used Sunsweet) or pineapple
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (reduced sugar) or cherries
  • ½ cup sliced raw almonds
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
Instructions
  1. Place coconut, apricots, mango and cranberries in a food processor. Process for 1 minute.
  2. Add almonds and oats. Process for another minute.
  3. Using a tablespoon, pack the mixture hard into it. Really pack it down so it forms a half circle. Gently press down on one side to pop out the cookie.
  4. Place onto a baking sheet or cutting board. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Refrigerate until hard.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 70 Fat: 3 g/ Carbs 11 g/ Fiber 2 g/Protein 1 gram
Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie


(Adapted from Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin’s Fruity Snack Balls)

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Comments

  1. Heidi@OneCreativeMommy says

    These look like a perfect gluten free treat! (As long as I use the right oats.) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. naila says

    Hi. Just wondering… The oats will ne hard to chew if not cooked.. R they not? I have porridge oats. Which ones to get?
    Thanks

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      Hi Naila, I used quick cooking oats that we use to make oatmeal quickly. I am guessing it might be what you call porridge oats.

  3. Jeannette says

    These sound delicious and easy to put together! You’re also using ingredients I haven’t purchased before but that I will add to my shopping list. I also love your yellow pan featured with this recipe. Can I ask where you purchased it?

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      Hi Jeanette,

      The pan is actually an egg holder which I purchased at World Market/Cost Plus. I believe they still have them.

      Thank you for stopping by Food Done Light today,
      Christie

  4. Leonard says

    The “No cook oatmeal ” cookies sound good, but I cannot find any of the recipes on your site, just explanations of what they are. Very dissappointing. I was going to subscribe, but your site seems only to be a teaser!

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      Hi Leonard,

      I just verified the recipe is on the post. Sorry you could not find it. It is in the grey box after the 3rd picture.

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