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This healthy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies recipe is so easy to make.  They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  No refined sugar and oil free, this recipe is made with applesauce and pure maple syrup.  Also no butter and can be made gluten free.  These are the BEST homemade whole food plant based cookies! #wfpb #veganoatmealraisincookies #healthyveganrecipes #forksoverknives #eattolive #nutritarian #plantbased

Having kids and trying to teach them to eat whole food plant based means healthy & tasty desserts & snacks are CRUCIAL! They love to be my testers of my newest creations and they both approve of these Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Whole Food Plant Based Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are 100% whole food plant based. I had a hard time finding other vegan recipes to learn from, so I ended up using ideas from 5 different recipes to create these puppies. Lots of the vegan versions I found used vegan margarine, oil, sugar, and brown sugar. That doesn’t make them much healthier than non-vegan versions and definitely not WFPB.

I used applesauce for the oil (a great little baking technique) and only 1/4 cup pure maple syrup for a little sweetness. I also added unsweetened coconut flakes for added flavor and went with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to make them extra flavorful! And of course the raisins.

Use oat flour to make gluten free

For this vegan oatmeal cookie recipe, I used Old Fashioned Oats & whole wheat pastry flour to bind it together, but you can just go with oat flour for the binding to make it gluten-free. If you don’t have oat flour, you can make your own by grinding up Old Fashioned Oats in your blender. Just use a little more oats than you need to make sure you get a full 1 cup oat flour for the recipe.

My first batch I made I did add chopped walnuts, but my youngest isn’t a walnut fan, so I left them out the second time and for the recipe below. You can definitely add them in yours though! About a 1/2 cup is a good amount.

I like to make my cookies a little smaller so they are crispy and I feel like I’m eating more when I get 2 instead of 1. 🙂 But you could make larger cookies if you prefer. Cook for the same amount of time.

simple whole food plant based oatmeal raisin cookies

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Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ingredients:

This is really quick and easy to make and are ready in less than 30 minutes!

Instructions:

  • Preheat an oven to 350º F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients & mix well (oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon).
  • Add the wet ingredients & mix well (applesauce, vanilla, maple syrup, & soy milk) and mix well.
  • Add the raisins & coconut and combine.
  • Make about 1- 1 1/2 inch balls and place on the baking mat leaving enough space in between. Makes about 20 cookies. Then wet your fingers and mash each ball flat into a cookie shape.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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This healthy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies recipe is so easy to make.  They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  No refined sugar and oil free, this recipe is made with applesauce and pure maple syrup.  Also no butter and can be made gluten free.  These are the BEST homemade whole food plant based cookies! #wfpb #veganoatmealraisincookies #healthyveganrecipes #forksoverknives #eattolive #nutritarian #plantbased

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Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are oil free and refined sugar free, but you won't be able to tell the difference! Can be made gluten-free by subbing oat flour for the whole wheat flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no oil dessert, refined sugar free dessert, vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, whole food plant based cookies
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Kim Murphy

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 350º F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients & mix well (oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon).
  • Add the wet ingredients & mix well (applesauce, vanilla, maple syrup, & soy milk) and mix well.
  • Add the raisins & coconut and combine.
  • Make about 1- 1 1/2 inch balls and place on the baking mat leaving enough space in between. Makes about 20 cookies. Then wet your fingers and mash each ball flat into a cookie shape.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

You can also mix in chopped walnuts or use dried cranberries instead of raisins.
You can make your own oat flour (instead of buying it) by putting old fashioned oats in your high powered blender and blending into a powder.  You’ll need a little oats more to create the full 1 cup of oat flour.
You can make 10 bigger cookies as well instead – cook for same amount of time.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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