These healthy oatmeal raisin cookies are a delicious treat for anyone, particularly those who are watching their sugar intake. They're also egg-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. Please check out the video below the recipe for a look at how they're made!
Hang on to your hats, I'm about to tell you something crazy pants.
My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin! Yes, shocking, particularly to chocolate chip lovers, but what are ya gonna do?
Though I do have a more traditional recipe on the blog, this version is even more cleaned up in terms of added sweeteners.
I've actually been making this recipe for years now, but only recently perfected it to post.
These make a great afternoon treat and the raisins can be substituted with chocolate chips, if you prefer (which I sometimes do!).
Ingredients and substitutions
Oat flour and oats - These two ingredients provide the base of this cookie. Quick oats are a better choice, as far as texture goes, but rolled oats will work.
Baking powder - I like baking powder the best for both taste and texture. If you're averse to it, you can also use 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in place of the baking powder.
Salt, cinnamon, and vanilla - All for flavor! I love the combination of cinnamon and vanilla in just about all of my treats, but they're especially nice when paired with oats and raisins.
Coconut oil - You can also use butter.
Milk - Any milk you like will work. Technically, you could also use water, though the flavor may suffer a bit.
And of course you need some raisins for these! I've also used chocolate chips in place of them, depending on my taste.
How to make low sugar oatmeal raisin cookies
First, stir together the dry ingredients, including the sugar.
Next, add in the oil, vanilla, milk, and raisins. Add enough milk that the batter is well-moistened, but not too 'wet'.
Stir in the raisins last.
I like to form small balls of dough, but using a drop method (just dropping spoonfuls of batter onto the baking sheet) works as well.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Don't overbake or they will dry out.
The amount of milk can vary depending on how you measure your flour or which type of oat is used (rolled or quick).
Take a peek at this tutorial for how you can make your own oat flour from oats.
Other healthy cookies you might like
Low Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- ½ cup oat flour
- ¾ cup oats quick work best, but rolled will also work
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4-6 Tablespoons milk of your choice as needed
- 3 Tablespoons raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar).
- Stir in oil, vanilla, raisins, and milk, adding enough milk to moisten the flour and oats and make a dough that sticks together, but isn't overly wet.
- Form balls with the dough (about eight). You can also just drop the batter onto your baking sheet.
- Place the balls of dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and press down on the tops a bit with your fingers.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until firm to the touch.
- Cool and enjoy!
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!