Have you ever had a craving for cookies, but haven’t wanted to spend hours baking? One solution to that problem could be these no-bake oat cookies. They only contain 6 ingredients, which when combined produce these delicious and healthy cookies.
Health properties of these no-bake cookies
Oats contain avenin, an alkaloid which produces a calming effect on our nervous system and which can help people suffering from stress, insomnia or anxiety.
The soluble fibre they contain also produces a full-up feeling, which along with the calming effect, can be an effective remedy against over-eating.
That same soluble fibre is also good for coughs and colds, and can help relieve constipation.
They are also rich in proteins and have a balanced mixture of hydrocarbons, which also help reduce cholesterol.
Peanuts contain antioxidants which are a great at reducing cholesterol, and help prevent circulatory diseases.
For women can also lessen the negative effects of PMT.
Thanks to their high zinc content, another property of peanuts is the possible help they offer in keeping the immune system in good order.
Peanuts are also rich in tyrosine, an amino acid which our bodies use to produce dopamine, a hormone related to happiness.
Although this legumes have many beneficial properties, you should also bear in mind that they have a high caloric value.
20 minPrep Time
1 hr, 50 Total Time
- Heat the peanut butter and coconut oil in a small pan.
- Add the oats and stir for a minute.
- Take off the heat and add the chopped pecans, the coconut and the honey. If the mixture is looking a little runny, add some more oats.
- Line a tray with baking parchment, and put some balls of the mixture on it, flattening the mixture to resemble cookies. You can use small cupcake moulds, but make sure they’re not made of paper.
- Place in the freezer for about 1.5 hours or in the fridge for about 3 hours (depending on the appliances).
Serve the cookies cold.
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