Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a quick and easy option that everyone will love, including the kiddos! These treats are made using rolled oats and coconut sugar and are the perfect melt-in-your-mouth dessert.
Raisin cookies, please!
As a kid, I hated raisins. There was nothing worse than biting into a chocolate chip cookie, only to learn that I had been fooled and what I thought were chocolate chips were actually dried grapes!
Luckily as I got older, my palate widened its range and I started to enjoy raisins in all their shriveled up glory. I even ended up enjoy a raisin cookie every now and again!
That being said, young me would be shocked to learn that current me loves a great oatmeal raisin cookie. But with a recipe this good, how can you say no?!
Ingredients you’ll need to make oatmeal cookies
Don’t worry, most of these items are kitchen staples. Take a peek in your fridge and pantry and you’ll probably be able to locate most of what you need!
- Rolled oats
- Almond flour
- Baking soda
- Coconut sugar
- Butter or coconut oil
- Chocolate chips
Tools used to make this recipe
We’ll be using standard baking tools to create this recipe. Nothing fancy will be needed here! Grab the following 6 items and your measuring cups, and you’ll be ready to begin.
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Small mixing bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Something to flatten the dough, like a glass cup
For measurements, you’ll need the following sizes: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make healthy oatmeal raisin cookies
This is a standard cookie recipe that involves mixing and baking. It’s simple and easy, and the dough only takes 11-13 minutes to bake! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have ooey gooey delightful oatmeal cookies.
Start making healthy oatmeal raisin cookies by preheating the oven to 350F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix the oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
Then, in a large bowl, cream together the coconut sugar and butter. Whisk in the egg, and then add the vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until everything is very well combined.
Then, add the chocolate chips and raisins.
Once everything is well mixed, form into balls. Line the dough balls onto a baking sheet, and gently flatten each one.
Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely to allow them to set.
Store on the counter or in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
Take your cookies to the next level with add ons
A great way to experiment with this recipe is to use fun add ons! It’s also a great way to entertain guests or create a fun make-your-own cookie decorating bar.
You can never have too much chocolate! Add extra chocolate chips, mix things up with dark chocolate, or create a totally different flavor by using white chocolate.
Add your favorite candy! Crush up Kit-Kats, M&Ms, Reeces Cups, or even Twix bars and add them to the mix! This would be so delicious.
Add a dash of color to your cookies with fun sprinkles! Any type will work (nonpareils, jimmies, etc.).
For an indulgent finishing touch, gently pour melted chocolate or peanut butter onto the top of your cookies. If you choose this option, be sure to store in the fridge to prevent melting.
Just as you can use raisins in this recipe, you can use other dried fruits too! Feel free to add your favorite. Dried bananas, mangoes, apples, or even blueberries would all taste great!
If you’re missing an ingredient or see something that you don’t like, check this list for easy swap options!
- Rolled oats: You can swap rolled oats with regular old-fashioned oats! Be sure to pulse the old-fashioned oats in a processor before adding to your mix.
- Baking soda: If you’re out of baking soda, you can use 3x the amount of baking powder. For this recipe, that means 1.5 tsp.
- Coconut sugar: Coconut can be swapped with any baking sugar at a 1:1 ratio.
- Butter or coconut oil: You can use any high-fat oil as the oil base in this recipe.
- Raisins: You can use any dried fruit in place of raisins, or opt to leave them out altogether.
A healthy cookie dessert
When I set out to make new recipes, I always strive to make them as healthy as possible. This includes my dessert recipes! You may have noticed that I used a lot of “unconventional” ingredients in my baking, opting for whole, all-natural items over processed.
This includes almond flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and all-natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey. In doing this, my recipes are kept on the healthier side and provide more nutrients than what you’d find in “regular” recipes.
This particular cookie recipe also includes rolled oats, which is the icing on the health cake and provides protein and fiber!
You can never have too many cookies
Here are some more delicious cookie recipes from Erin Lives Whole! Which kind will you be making next? Hint: Try the breakfast option to start your days with a sweet kick!
- Healthy Lemon Cookies (Gluten-Free)
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Healthy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter (or coconut oil, softened)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix together oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, cream together coconut sugar and butter. Whisk in egg. Then add vanilla.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until very well combined.
- Add in chocolate chips and raisins.
- Roll into balls and flatten onto baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool completely before eating so they can set.
- Store on counter in airtight container or in fridge.
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