Deliciously Healthy Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Are you looking for a vegan and gluten-free treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without ruining your healthy eating goals? Look no further than these raw raisin oatmeal cookies!

Egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, these cookies are packed with wholesome ingredients like oats, raisins, and pitted dates. Sweetened with natural sources like honey and maple syrup, these cookies are a delicious way to indulge without derailing your healthy habits.

Not only are these cookies delicious, but they are also incredibly easy to make. With just one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have soft, chewy cookies in no time. Plus, they require zero baking – making them the perfect treat for hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

So whether you’re looking for a snack or dessert that won’t compromise your health journey or just craving something sweet after a long day, these raw raisin oatmeal cookies are sure to hit the spot.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies - Egg Free, Dairy Free
Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies – Egg Free, Dairy Free

Looking for a healthy and delicious snack to satiate those midday cravings? Look no further than these Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies. These treats are packed with fiber, protein, and natural sweetness, making them the perfect guilt-free indulgence.

What’s not to love about these cookies? For starters, they’re made with wholesome ingredients like oats, dates, raisins, and flaxseed. Plus, they’re egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. No hidden or unnecessary ingredients here!

But the real reason why you’ll fall in love with these cookies is their soft, chewy texture and rich cinnamon flavor. They’re perfect for dunking in tea or coffee or enjoying on their own as a midday snack. And because they’re raw, they retain all of the nutrients and natural flavors of their ingredients.

So if you want a healthy treat that tastes just as good as its less-healthy counterparts, give these Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into these raw raisin oatmeal cookies that are egg-free and dairy-free.
Sink your teeth into these raw raisin oatmeal cookies that are egg-free and dairy-free.

Here is a full list of ingredients you’ll need to create these delicious Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if desired)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (ground oats)
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raisins (soften in hot water or apple juice if necessary)
  • 1 cup pitted dates (packed)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

Feel free to add any of these optional ingredients for extra flavor and texture:
– Dried cranberries or other dried fruits
– Chocolate chips
– Chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)

Remember that these Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies are completely vegan, dairy-free and egg-free. Plus, they are gluten-free if you make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any guilt.
These cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any guilt.

Step 1 – Combine Ingredients

To make these gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free raw raisin oatmeal cookies, I first start by combining 2 cups of rolled oats, 1/2 cup oat flour (which is just ground-up oats), 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 3 tbsp of ground flaxseed, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder in a bowl.

Step 2 – Blend Wet Ingredients

Next, I blend together the wet ingredients. I use a food processor to blend together 1 cup of pitted dates and one ripe banana, until they become a creamy paste.

Step 3 – Mix everything together

Then it’s time to mix everything together! I pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir until it’s a nice thick cookie dough. Finally, I add in my 1 cup of raisins and use my hands to mix everything thoroughly.

Step 4 – Form Cookies

Now it’s time to form the cookies. I roll the dough into small balls that are about 1-2 inches in diameter, depending on how big I want my cookies to be. You should be able to make about 20-24 cookie dough balls.

Step 5 – Store Them Right

At this point, you can choose to eat them as is or keep storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Substitutions and Variations

 These are made with wholesome ingredients that are excellent for your body.
These are made with wholesome ingredients that are excellent for your body.

Are you looking for ways to customize this recipe to suit your dietary or taste preferences? Look no further than these suggested substitutions and variations.

– Sugar alternatives: While this recipe calls for honey or maple syrup, you can substitute with your preferred sweetener – whether it be agave nectar, coconut sugar, or stevia. Be sure to check the conversion ratio if using a liquid sweetener.

– Gluten-free flour: If you’re avoiding gluten, swap the all-purpose flour for oat flour or almond flour. You can also use gluten-free baking powder (or make your own by combining baking soda and cream of tartar) and ensure that your oats are certified gluten-free.

– Nut-free: Swap out almond milk for coconut milk, replace almond flour with oat flour, and omit any nut-based add-ins like chopped almonds.

– Fruit substitution: Raisins and dates are the stars of this recipe, but feel free to mix things up by adding cranberries, chopped figs or dried apricots. You can also add fresh fruit like diced apples or mashed bananas into the dough.

– Chocolate additions: Chocolate chips are a classic addition to oatmeal cookies. Add them in at the end along with other embellishments like slivered almonds or grated orange zest. For a heartier cookie, mix in dried coconut flakes or chia seeds.

Remember that experimenting with substitutions can sometimes result in different textures and consistencies. But don’t worry – most alterations have been tested before by others in similar recipes. Get creative with these substitutions and variants to make this recipe work perfectly for you!

Serving and Pairing

 I promise that these cookies won’t disappoint your taste buds.
I promise that these cookies won’t disappoint your taste buds.

Once your raw raisin oatmeal cookies are baked to perfection, it’s time to serve and indulge in their sweet and chewy goodness. These cookies are a go-to snack any time of the day, perfect with a warm cup of tea or coffee when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up.

If you’re entertaining guests, place them on a rustic wooden platter adorned with fresh fruit, such as sliced apples or pears, for an effortlessly stylish presentation. Raw raisin oatmeal cookies also make a great dessert option alongside a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream.

For breakfast lovers, these oatmeal cookies can be served as a healthy alternative to traditional breakfast pastries. Pair them with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or almond milk for an energizing start to your day.

If you fancy adding a little extra pizazz to your cookies, try mixing in additional ingredients like dark chocolate chunks or dried cranberries. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and explore new flavor combinations!

No matter how you choose to serve them, everyone will appreciate the soft chewy texture and depth of flavor that this recipe has to offer. These raw raisin oatmeal cookies are not just healthy, but delicious too – the perfect treat for any cookie lover!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won’t even have to heat up the oven for these cookies, and they'll still come out delicious.
You won’t even have to heat up the oven for these cookies, and they’ll still come out delicious.

As someone who loves to meal prep, I’m always on the lookout for snacks that can be made ahead of time and stored for a quick pick-me-up throughout the week. These Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for just that!

To make sure your cookies stay fresh for as long as possible, I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If you’re planning to serve them within a few days, the fridge is perfect. However, if you’re making a big batch to have on-hand for weeks to come, pop them in the freezer.

When it comes to reheating these cookies, there are a few options. If you prefer soft, chewy cookies, simply let them thaw in the fridge overnight and enjoy straight out of the container. Alternatively, if you prefer them crispier, you can reheat them in an oven or toaster oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes.

One thing to keep in mind when reheating these cookies is that they are very delicate due to their raw nature. Be careful not to overheat them or they may become too soft or fall apart altogether.

Overall, these Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies are a fantastic make-ahead and store snack option that will keep your cravings at bay while providing nutritious energy throughout your day.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Talk about a perfect recipe for a last-minute dessert for your family or friends.
Talk about a perfect recipe for a last-minute dessert for your family or friends.

Preparing the perfect batch of Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies can be a challenge, especially if you are new to gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. However, with the right tips and tricks, your cookies will turn out soft, chewy, and packed with flavor. Here are some of my top tips to help you achieve perfect cookies every time:

1. Measure Accurately: Measuring ingredients accurately is crucial when it comes to baking. Use a kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons to ensure that you add the right amounts of each ingredient.

2. Date and Raisin Preparation: Soak the pitted dates and raisins in hot water for at least 10 minutes before adding them to the dough. This helps to soften them up and create a more cohesive dough.

3. Don’t Overblend: When preparing the cookie dough, take care not to overblend it. Overmixing may cause your cookies to become tough instead of soft and chewy. Stop blending once everything is well combined.

4. Chill the Dough: Chilling the dough before scooping it onto baking sheets helps prevent spreading while in the oven. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes before forming the dough balls.

5. Use Parchment Paper: To avoid sticking during baking, line your baking sheets with parchment paper before placing the cookie balls on them.

6. Bake Time: Although I recommend watching closely for coloration at about 10 minutes, since ovens vary greatly, it’s important that you bake your cookies until lightly golden brown around edges and almost done in center – tender but not dry as over baking can make them harden.

7. Cooling Time: Once taken out of oven, allow 5-10 minutes for cooling down on pan as they will continue cooking from residual heat until removed from baking sheet

By following these essential tips for making Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies, you will have a perfect batch of cookies that are soft, chewy, and packed with flavor. The best part? Your friends and family won’t even be able to tell they are gluten-free and dairy-free!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these raw raisin oatmeal cookies are the perfect treat for anyone looking for a healthy snack or dessert option. With their soft and chewy texture and delicious combination of flavors, these cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt-inducing ingredients.

These cookies are also versatile, accommodating substitutions and variations to cater to any dietary restrictions or preferences. They are completely organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly.

The recipe is easy to follow, requiring only one bowl and a handful of simple ingredients readily found in most pantries. Furthermore, the cookies are perfect for make-ahead, storing, and reheating.

By incorporating these raw raisin oatmeal cookies into your diet, you can enjoy healthy desserts without sacrificing taste or compromising your health goals. So why not try this recipe and see for yourself; you won’t regret it!

Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies - Egg Free, Dairy Free

Raw Raisin Oatmeal Cookies - Egg Free, Dairy Free Recipe

Raw version of the raising oatmeal cookie. It’s best to store them in the fridge, that way they’ll stay nice longest.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 83.9 kcal


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons Agave


  • cocoa, nibs (available at health food shops)


  • Put the dates in the food processer and mix until fine.
  • Add the oats, raisins, ginger, allspice and honey/agave. Blend until the mixture sticks together.
  • If you’re using coco nibs add them at the end and give one final mix in the food processor so that the nibs are mixed in with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Form the mixture into little balls using your hands. Then lightly press them in between your palms to flatten the cookies. Put on a plate or in a tub and keep in the fridge.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 613gCalories: 83.9kcalCarbohydrates: 17.7gProtein: 2.4gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 1.1mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 7.6g
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