Eggless Chocolate Muesli/Oats Cookies

Chocolate muesli cookies (eggless and vegan) are the easiest and healthiest cookies you can make for your family!! With just 4 ingredients, there is no excuse not to make these nutritious cookies and impress your family and friends or even treat your kids to a healthy snack.

The worldwide web is full of myriad of recipes for granola bars or energy bites. I had bookmarked a number of them to make some day.  Most of them use oatmeal, but I had half a box of muesli cereal lying around in the pantry and decided to use that instead of oats and make these chocolate flavored muesli cookies.

With cocoa powder, peanut butter and healthy honey instead of sugar, what is there not to like in this cookie!! Just mix the ingredients, make small balls and flatten to form a cookie shape.  Refrigerate and eat them as a no-bake snack or chuck them in the oven for a few minutes to set them.  Any way you make them, they are sure to bowl you over with its simplicity in making and the yummy chocolaty taste with the crunch of muesli or oats, mild sweetness of honey and flavor of peanut butter in very bite.

For gluten-free cookies use gluten free oats; I love the flavors and added nutrition and taste of muesli, so I have used muesli in the cookies. This recipe is so flexible, you can play around with add ons; stir in some chocolate chips or even finely chopped nuts or just top them with chocolate chips, as I have, for a pretty-looking cookie!

Honey adds a mild sweetness to this sweet treat and if you are using oats instead of muesli, add a tablespoon or more of honey (as muesli is already sweetened, I have added only 3 tablespoons of honey) . If you find it hard to make small balls of it, adjust the amount of honey or muesli/oats till you are able to shape them.  I love the firmness baking gives to a cookie, so I have baked them for a few minutes, although it does lose a bit of shine. Bonus is you can store them outside in an airtight container unlike unbaked which you may have to refrigerate.

I have spiked these cookies with a few drops of vanilla essence/extract which is totally optional. Now, what are you waiting for?  All it takes is 15 minutes and you will have one of these beauties to munch on in your hand!!

Eggless Chocolate Muesli Cookies
Yields 12
Healthy chocolate cookie with the goodness of peanut butter, muesli or oats and honey in every bite!! You can serve them baked or as a no-bake treat!
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166 calories
23 g
1 g
6 g
5 g
2 g
39 g
33 g
9 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
39g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166
Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 33mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  2. 3 tbsp honey (more if using oats)
  3. 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  4. 1 ½ cups muesli (or oats) - I have used Bagrry's brand muesli cereal
  5. Few drops vanilla essence (optional)
  6. White chocolate chips for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Grease a baking pan and keep aside.
  2. Place the peanut butter in a saucepan.
  3. Melt peanut butter on low heat till fully melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add honey.
  5. Stir in muesli, cocoa powder and vanilla essence.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and mix to form a dough.
  7. With oiled hands, take one tablespoon of dough each and make small balls.
  8. Flatten the balls to cookie shape and place on greased pan. Top with chocolate chips.
  9. At this stage, for a no-bake version, you can choose to chill it a little and serve it.
  10. For a baked version (which you can store in an airtight container over the counter), bake for about 6 to 8 minutes (without the chocolate chips) in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade) to set the cookies.
  11. Take it out of oven and gently press white chocolate chips over each cookie and serve when cool.
  12. Chocolate chips have been added only for decorative purposes.
  13. Store unbaked cookies in the refrigerator and the baked ones in an airtight container on the counter.
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calories
166
fat
6g
protein
5g
carbs
23g
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How to make Chocolate Muesli/Oats Cookies with step-by-step Method:

  • Grease a baking pan and keep aside.
  • Place the peanut butter in a saucepan.

  • Melt over low heat till fully melted.

  • Remove from heat and add honey.
  • Stir in muesli, cocoa powder and vanilla essence.

  • Transfer to a bowl and mix well to form a dough.

  • With oiled hands, take one tablespoon of dough each and make small balls.
  • Flatten the balls to cookie shape and place on greased pan.

  • At this stage, for a no-bake version, you can choose to top with chocolate chips, chill it a little and serve.
  • For a baked version (which you can store in an airtight container over the counter), bake for about 6 to 8 minutes (without the chocolate chips) in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade) to set the cookies.

  • Take it out of oven and lightly press white chocolate chips over each cookie and serve when cool.

  • Chocolate chips have been added only for decorative purposes.
  • Store unbaked cookies in the refrigerator and baked ones in an airtight container on the counter.

  • That is it!!!! Now wasn’t that easy and quick?  Do try them today and enjoy!!!

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