The other day I had asked everyone what type of cookie I should make next. It was right after I shared my healthy version of those rainbow M&M cookies - which by the way are so easy to make, less than 5 ingredients, and taste delicious!
The majority of you all mentioned that you would love a healthy oatmeal raisin cookie! I was about this because since being pregnant all I have wanted to eat was oatmeal! When I was younger I loved the oatmeal cookies with the icing on top and they were one of my favorite desserts to eat, even if they did come from a package!
Today, I am sharing with you healthy oatmeal raisin cookies. They are 100% dairy free as usual, but also gluten free and low in sugar! After baking them in the oven they were crispy around the edges, the bottoms were slightly brown, but soft in the middle. They require one bowl and about 10 minutes in the oven!
I have not tested the recipe with a flax/chia egg and currently do not know of any subs for the almond flour. I will say that I did test them out previously with gluten free flour and it did NOT work. They looked super delicious, but the taste was off- totally dry and really just bad…. I do believe that I had the ratio of gluten free flour to liquid off and used way too much of the flour. I would suggest that if you were using AP flour or GF flour, you may need to add in another egg, more oil/butter, or double the sugar content.
The recipe will make about 9 cookies and they will last in the fridge for up to a week or freezer for longer! You can always reheat them in the oven for a softer cookie or eat them right out of the container.
If you are looking for other subs, the coconut sugar can be subbed for any sugar except liquid. You can sub the non-dairy butter for oil or coconut oil (but may change the test), and feel free to add in chocolate chips or any seeds of your choice!
Yields 9 cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 10 minutes
Total time: less than 25 minutes
1 cup of quick cooking oats (use gluten free if needed)
1 cup almond flour
1 tbsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. melted/cooled non-dairy butter (or butter, coconut oil, olive oil)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup raisins or more!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
To the same bowl, add the egg, vanilla, coconut sugar, and melted butter (or oil of choice). Mix.
Add in the raisins and gently stir with a spoon.
Add in any extras here, chocolate chips, seeds, etc.
Scoop into a spoonful amount- enough to give you at least 9.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. I would check after 8. The bottoms should start to brown and the top/edges will be crispy!
Allow to cool completely before storing!