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Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites, but who says you can’t have a cookie on the side?Today I’m super excited to show you one of my favorite pieces healthy recipes Close to my heart—— Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with raisins. They’re just as sweet, soft, and chewy as the regular stuff, but without any flour, butter, or refined sugar.Dip them into the glass almond milk Enjoy the ultimate in comfort and guilt-free enjoyment!
Why you’ll love these healthy oatmeal cookies
- Soft and chewy texture
- Sweet with a hint of cinnamon
- Simple, clean ingredients and no refined sugar
- Takes less than 30 minutes
- Gluten and dairy free
- The perfect on-the-go snack for kids
Are oatmeal cookies healthy?
Traditional oatmeal cookies do contain healthy oats, but they’re also loaded with sugar, white flour, and lots of cream. You can enjoy them in moderation, or make healthy oatmeal cookies with natural sweeteners, coconut oil, and no flour.
Ingredients and Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, what each ingredient does in the recipe, and substitution options.For measurements see Recipe card below.
- oatmeal – Star of the show! You can try using quick-cooking oats if you want, but avoid steel-cut oats as their textures vary too much. You can also replace up to 2 tablespoons of oats with pumpkin seeds, whole flaxseeds, chopped pecans, walnuts, or a variety of nuts to add protein.
- Wholesome, delicious blanched almond flour – The only thing I use is almond flour, thanks to its fine grind and light texture in baked goods. And it’s much healthier than using white flour.
- baking powder – Prevents cookies from being too dense. Don’t use baking soda, they are not the same thing.
- Cinnamon – adds a warm, sweet spice to these cookies.
- sea salt – Balances sweetness.
- Maple sugar – Naturally sweet!I prefer to use natural ones sugar free maple syrupbut you can also use traditional maple syrup, honey, or sugar free honey. Granulated sweetener won’t work because the wet/dry ratio of this healthy oatmeal cookie recipe requires it to be a liquid.
- coconut oil – This is a healthier alternative to butter, but melted butter works well too.You can also get Creamy Coconut Oil If you want the same taste.
- Egg – Make sure it’s at room temperature or the coconut oil will solidify when mixing. For vegetarian options, flax eggs should also be used as egg substitutes.
- Vanilla extract – Use high quality vanilla extract for the best flavor.
- raisin – I like the classic taste raisinbut if you’re not a fan, you can ignore them, or use Dried cranberries Fall twist.
How to Make Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
This section shows you how to make healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, with step-by-step photos and detailed information about the technique to help you visualize it.For full instructions, including quantities and temperatures, see Recipe card below.
- Mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together rolled oats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt.
- Mix wet ingredients. In a small bowl, stir together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- combine. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Stir in raisins.
- scoop. use a Medium cookie scoop Scoop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each scoop slightly (they won’t spread too much when baking).
- bake. Place healthy oatmeal raisin cookies in the oven until the edges start to turn golden brown. Cool completely in the pan to firm up.
Want to try these healthy oatmeal cookie flavors in different flavors? Here are some fun ideas to try:
- chocolate chips – Use dark chocolate chips instead of raisins (I like These are sugar-free) to make healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
- peanut butter – Add 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter to cookie dough or make my cookies directly Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- banana – For healthy banana oatmeal cookies, omit the eggs and use 1/4 cup mashed banana (1 ripe banana) instead.
- Shop: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- freeze: Cool completely, then store in a ziplock bag or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the cookie dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag and bake fresh.
Healthier Oatmeal Recipes
If you like this healthy oatmeal cookie recipe, check out these other healthy recipes using oats:
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Make this healthy oatmeal cookie recipe with raisins, oats, coconut oil and no refined sugar! They’re soft, chewy, sweet, and so easy.
Prepare: 10 Every minute
chef: 12 Every minute
All: twenty two Every minute
Serving size: 18 (Adjust according to recipe proportion)
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line a Baking pan Use parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture. Stir until combined.
Stir in raisins.
use a Medium cookie scoop Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Flatten dough to about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick. (My spoon holds 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough.)
baking 11-13 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden brown. Cool completely before moving.
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Serving size: 1 cookie
Amount per serving. Serving sizes in recipe instructions above.
fat 7.3 grams
protein 2.6 grams
total carbohydrates 16.7 grams
net carbs 15 grams
fiber 1.7 grams
sugar 5.7 grams
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