Healthy Pistachio Oat No-Bake Cookies

Soft and naturally sweet No Bake Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies are a healthy, dairy-free alternative to storebought cookies that you can feel good about giving your kids.

No-Bake Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Filled with nuts, dried fruit, and steel cut oats, these pistachio no bake cookies are easy for kids to get involved with making and will keep them filled up between meals. Slightly sweet and soft to eat, you can even convince your kids, or yourself, you’ve gotten a treat for breakfast.

Health benefits to steel cut oats

Steel-cut oats are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and even antioxidants. Oatmeal really is a superfood – and is gluten-free! Pair it with other fiber-rich ingredients such as raisins and flax meal, and you’ll never need another fiber bar again, just these cookies!

How to make no bake pistachio oat cookies

The longest part of this cookie recipe is prepping the oats. With oats in a bowl, cover with water. Allow the oats to soak in the water for about an hour. Then drain and use your hands to squeeze out any excess. Then simply add all the ingredients to a food processor. Blend for about 2 minutes. Firmly pack into cookies with your hands and eat immediately or stored in a covered container within the refridgerator.

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A close up side view of a stack of no bake pistachio oat cookies surrounded by dried cranberries

No Bake Pistachio Oat Cookies

Healthy can be delicious! These steel-cut oatmeal-based cookies are packed with pistachios, dried fruit, fiber, and a touch of sweetness. Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 76 kcal


  • blender or food processor
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups


  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 cup shelled roasted pistachios (unsalted if possible)
  • cup flax meal (make your own by blending 1/2 cup flax seeds in a coffee grinder until they become powder. Measure after grinding)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Place steel cut oats into a bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for one hour, then drain water and use hands to squeeze excess moisture from the oats.
  • Place all ingredients into a high speed blender or the bowl of a food processor. Blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes, or until everything is well incorporated.
  • Use a kitchen scale to divide mixture into 1 ounce portions (about the size of a walnut), or measure 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.
  • Flatten each portion into the shape of a round cookie. Eat immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. When well covered, these should stay fresh for a couple of weeks.


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSodium: 1mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
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Pistachio Oat No Bake Cookies from @itsyummi - The perfect little healthy lunch box treat! They're loaded with healthy steel cut oats, fiber, nuts, dried fruit, and a touch of cinnamon.

 Pistachio Oat No Bake Cookies from @itsyummi - The perfect little healthy lunch box treat! They're loaded with healthy steel cut oats, fiber, nuts, dried fruit, and a touch of cinnamon.


  1. I love these healthy no-bake cookies!!! Would you like to join us at MUNCHING MONDAYS & WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAYS with your fantastic recipes? Warmest, Nic

  2. I LOVE pistachios! I’m without an oven right now, aka it’s the perfect time for me to try making these babies. Super excited! You can’t ever have too many pistachios.

  3. I love this combination of flavors and the fact that it’s a no – bake recipe makes it even better. Great idea!

  4. 5 stars
    Great timing,it’s going to be over 100 degrees here today. No bake is DEFINITELY the way to go. And I don’t think I have to tell you how much I love pistachios.

  5. You can’t go wrong with a easy no bake recipe! I have a question if you have the time to answer. What nutrition software are you using? Just wondering. I like the label that is generated.Thanks.

  6. What a great healthy snack these would be, Becca! I love all the pistachios and those steel cut oat with flax seed and dried fruit! They are just chock full of goodness. All of that would also make a fabulous muffin, don’t you think?

    1. Thanks, Stacy! Actually, the steel cut oats are pretty chewy, so I’m not sure how well they’d work in a muffin. With rolled oats, I’m sure they’d be a delicious treat, though 🙂

      1. Well, I hear you but I’ve been soaking them (reduced the amount to half a cup for 12 muffins) in fresh orange juice (warmed to start the process) for several hours in preparation and I think they are going to work just fine. We’ll see!

  7. With a high of 90 tomorrow, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. These cookies are the perfect thing to make! They look delicious! I would eat these cookies for breakfast!

  8. what a yummy way to use one of my favorite nuts! (OK, my FAVORITE nut). looking forward to satisfying my next cookie craving with these! 🙂

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