Easy 25 Minutes Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Easy 25 Minutes Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Easy oatmeal raisin cookies are the best quick & healthy treats without baking soda or baking powder. This is the ultimate vegan dessert without sugar, eggs, flour, butter, or dairy.

Searching for guilt-free flourless cookies that are wholesome enough to be eaten as a go-to breakfast or post-workout snack?

As for me, sign me up, please!

Life is too short to miss out on a good dessert. Don’t you think?

Being on a plant-based diet, you can still enjoy delicious cookies, pancakes, brownies, cakes, or muffins without the guilt. What’s best about these cookies is the fact that you’re allowed to eat as many as you wish, these beauties are totally weight-loss-friendly 🙂

Healthy Raisin Applesauce Cookies (No Baking Powder or Soda Required)

Woman's hand holding a healthy vegan raisin cookie on a pure white table with a cup of hot chocolate drink and a bowl full of delicious raisin cookies made without baking soda or baking powder.

This effortless recipe for raisin oatmeal cookies calls for a few simple ingredients, 1 bowl, and only 10 minutes of baking time! Besides that, their texture is perfectly dense and chewy with no baking soda or baking powder. They’re super chocolatey, crunchy, coconutty, and full of sweet juicy raisins.

No eggs, no refined sugar, no butter, no flour, no oil, no leavening agents = No problem. You’ll still have the tastiest homemade raisin cookies I’m sure your family will adore.

I made these yummy raisin coconut cookies last Thursday when my sister and her husband came to visit us. And guess what? From all the food on the table, they were the ones that disappeared in a flash. I caught my sis taking one while I was doing the photoshoot for the blog. She couldn’t resist it. Ha-ha!

I hope your family will enjoy it as much as mine was. Now, ready for baking some deliciousness?

What is in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Simple and wholesome ingredients for baking the best dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, oil-free, flourless raisin cookies for breakfast: rolled oats, raisins, homemade applesauce, cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, and hazelnuts.

This uncomplicated recipe for oil-free raisin cookies features a few pantry staples you probably have in your kitchen. Here they’re:

As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Easy oatmeal raisin cookies recipe. Healthy cookies alongside a cup of hot hot chocolate on white table for breakfast.

Time needed: 25 minutes.

How to make homemade oatmeal raisin cookies from scratch?
You’ll make these tasty sugarless cookies in just 25 minutes, from start to finish. Because they are egg-free and flour-free you can even enjoy them raw but they are more flavorful and aromatic when baked.

  1. Soak the raisins

    First, place the raisins in a bowl and cover them with hot tap water to soften them before folding them into the batter. Let them soak for 10-15 minutes or overnight to rehydrate and plump them up.

    Raisins covered with a hot water to be soaked for baking healthy cookies without sugar.

  2. Chop up hazelnuts

    While raisins are soaking, finely chop up the hazelnuts. After that, preheat the oven to 338°F / 170°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Finely chopped hazelnuts on a wooden cutting board for baking weight-loss friendly eggless vegan cookies.

  3. Make the batter

    Next, in a large bowl mix oats, coconut flakes, cacao powder, applesauce, maple syrup, and milk, Fold in drained raisins and chopped hazelnuts. Mix well until everything is combined.

    A plant-based flourless batter for making easy homemade raisin cookies at home.

  4. Bake your cookies

    Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop the batter and drop it onto a prepared baking sheet. The cookies won’t spread so use your fingers to flatten them slightly and give them some shape. Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer your raisin cookies on a wire rack and let them cool before serving.

    Chewy oil-free cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper prepared for baking.

  5. Serve and enjoy

    Finally, your chewy raisin cookies are ready to be devoured. Enjoy them with a cup of tea, coffee, or a non-dairy hot chocolate (my fav). You can keep them in an airtight container, at room temperature for 2-3 days. Or store them up to a week, refrigerated, in a sealed container. Store cooled cookies in a freezer-friendly container in the freezer for up to a month.

    Tasty homemade baked raisin cookies on a baking tray.

Should I soak raisins before baking cookies?

The secret to the best oatmeal raisin cookies is pre-soaking the raisins before folding them into the batter. For the finest texture and extra flavor, I recommend you rehydrate them until they’re super moist and yummy. Don’t skip this step because it makes a HUGE difference in the end result.

Are raisin cookies healthy?

Absolutely! Believe it or not, these hearty raisin cookies are actually so good for you, you can eat them for breakfast or on-the-go snacks throughout the day with peace of mind. They are full of fiber-packed oats, iron-rich raisins, low-calorie applesauce, antioxidant-rich cacao powder, and heart-healthy hazelnuts. Honestly, they are great for digestion and boosting your energy levels naturally. They are a wonderful way to satisfy your sweet tooth without the need for processed sugars.

How to store oatmeal raisin cookies?

Let them cool completely, then store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. Alternatively, you can store them for up to a week, refrigerated, in a sealed container. Freeze completely cooled cookies in a freezer-friendly container in the freezer for up to a month.

Are oatmeal raisin cookies vegan?

Yes, our egg-free and dairy-free raisin cookies are 100% vegan. Plus, if you’re using certified GF oats they can be also gluten-free.

Raisins Benefits for Health

Raisins (dried grapes) in a wooden spoon on white table

These sweet dried morsels, also known as raisins, are not only a fantastic addition to your diet but also an excellent source of energy, various vitamins, minerals, and plant fiber. Here are 6 reasons why raisins are highly beneficial for you:

  • A good source of iron
  • Contain boron, a mineral that keeps your bones and joints healthy
  • Packed with powderful antioxidants that prevent cells and DNA damage
  • Contain a large amount of soluble fiber which aids digestion and help in relieving constipation
  • Keep your eysight strong (contain polyphenolic phytonutrients that protect your eye cells from free radical damage)
  • An amazing food for extra energy boost for before or after working out

Why you’ll love these easy oatmeal raisin cookies. They are:

A close up of woman's hand holding a healthy dairy-free and refined sugar free applesauce raisin cookie.
  • Eggless
  • Nutty
  • Portable
  • Kid-friendly
  • Naturally sweetened
  • Freeze well
  • Easy to make ahead
  • Filling
  • Crowd pleasing
  • Mouthwatering
  • Satisfying
  • Incredibly easy-to-make for beginners
  • Perfect for any occasion!

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Easy and chewy raisin oatmeal cookies with a cup of hot hot chocolate for breakfast or healthy snack.

Easy 25 Minutes Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Marinela
Easy oatmeal raisin cookies are the best quick & healthy treats without baking soda or baking powder. This is the ultimate vegan dessert without sugar, eggs, flour, butter, or dairy.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine dairy-free, Gluten-free, Plant-based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 21 cookie
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Small bowl for soaking the raisins
  • 1 Big bowl for mixing the batter
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raisins soaked, drained
  • 2 cups rolled oats use certified GF oats if needed
  • 3/4 cup applesauce see notes for substitution
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder unsweetened
  • 5 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 6 tbsp almond milk or any dairy-free milk

Instructions
 

  • First, place the raisins in a bowl and cover them with hot tap water to soften them before folding them into the batter. Let them soak for 10-15 minutes or overnight to rehydrate and plump them up.
    Raisins covered with a hot water to be soaked for baking healthy cookies without sugar.
  • While raisins are soaking, finely chop up the hazelnuts. After that, preheat the oven to 338°F / 170°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Finely chopped hazelnuts on a wooden cutting board for baking weight-loss friendly eggless vegan cookies.
  • Next, in a large bowl mix oats, coconut flakes, cacao powder, applesauce, maple syrup, and milk. Fold in drained raisins and chopped hazelnuts. Mix well until everything is combined.
    A plant-based flourless batter for making easy homemade raisin cookies at home.
  • Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop the batter and drop it onto a prepared baking sheet. The cookies won't spread so, use your fingers to flatten them slightly and give them some shape.Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer your raisin cookies on a wire rack and let them cool before serving
    Chewy oil-free cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper prepared for baking.
  • Now, your chewy raisin cookies are ready to be devoured. Enjoy them with a cup of tea, coffee, or a non-dairy hot chocolate (my fav). You can keep them in an airtight container, at room temperature for 2-3 days. Or store them up to a week, refrigerated, in a sealed container. Store cooled cookies in a freezer-friendly container in the freezer for up to a month.
    Tasty homemade baked raisin cookies on a baking tray.

Notes

  • You can substitute applesauce with the same amount of mashed banana
  • Use chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans instead of hazelnut. You can omit hazelnuts for a nut-free version
  • If your batter is too dry add a spoonful of milk at a time to make it easily manageable to form cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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