Recipe from Crave Eat Heal: No-Bake Breakfast Cookies (Junk Food Craving)


No Bake Breakfast Cookies from Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio

I affectionately call these oat-based rounds “pucks,” but “cookies” certainly sound tastier and are a much better descriptor for these lightly sweet treats that make a great breakfast-on-the-go or mid-afternoon snack. This easy recipe is from the Junk food craving chapter of my cookbook, Crave Eat Heal, which hits mailboxes (many, many mailboxes, I hope!) on or around May 4!

You can order Crave Eat Heal: Plant-based, Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving here (or click on the cover image below). And don’t forget about my 16-recipe companion e-book, Crave. Eat. Heal. Outtakes! It’s only $4.99! Get it via Blurb or iBooks.

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No Bake Breakfast Cookies from Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio


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No-Bake Breakfast Cookies

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  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 12 1x


Prepare these healthy, lightly-sweet no-bake “cookies” on Sunday for a week’s worth of breakfast-on-the-go or post-workout snacks.


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup natural almond or peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. non-dairy milk or water
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla-flavored liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. teff (not teff flour)
  • 1 Tbsp. hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries, roughly chopped


  1. In a food processor, pulse the oats until broken into small pieces. Pour the oats into a large bowl and add the teff, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and cherries.
  2. Add the nut butter, applesauce, coconut milk or water, stevia, and cinnamon to the processor bowl. Process until very smooth and scrape the mixture into the bowl with the oats. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide the oat mixture between 12 muffin cups and using damp fingers, press the mixture down to create a flat surface. Refrigerate the cookies until firm. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • For a chocolate cookie, omit the cinnamon and add 1 Tbsp. cacao or cocoa powder and 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs.
  • Try using one ripe banana instead of the applesauce.
  • Use your favorite dried fruit in place of the cherries.
  • If you prefer, use maple syrup in place of the vanilla-flavored stevia. Start with 1 Tbsp. maple syrup plus 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • If you don’t have or don’t want to use teff, use additional hemp or chia seeds.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 278
  • Sugar: 4
  • Sodium: 74
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Protein: 11
  • Cholesterol: 0


No Bake Breakfast Cookies from Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio

No Bake Breakfast Cookies from Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio

20 thoughts on “Recipe from Crave Eat Heal: No-Bake Breakfast Cookies (Junk Food Craving)

  1. Brittany

    I totally thought that sheep in the first photo was a real animal lurking in the back. HAHA. I made a breakfast puck way back in the day, and called them pucks too!! They just look more like a puck right!? I’m with you on the name…and the ingredients. YUM!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Baaaaa! I love my cast iron sheep! I also have a horse, chicken, and pig! Plus a cast iron barn that they all “live” in. Let’s face it, these cookies are totally pucks. But who’s is gonna eat them with a name like that? Besides us, I mean.

  2. Ricki

    These look totally PERFECT! I can’t do dried cherries right now (sob), but will figure something out so I can still try these little gems!

  3. Louise Matthews

    These look really good and I’m loving the fact that I don’t have to bake them. My baked cookies never seem to turn out right. Breakfast will never be the same again! Good luck with the cookbook, if all your recipes are like this one it should get around fast.

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