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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are sweet, chewy, and yummy. Dairy-free, gluten-free

If you love fruit-topped oatmeal, then these are just the cookies for you! Soft, chewy, and with an intense fruity aroma. It is impossible not to ask for more than one!

Mashed bananas, raisins, and deep vanilla flavor. These oat cookies are great for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast.

Just don’t forget your glass of milk or warm cuppa.  Because they go so darn well together!

oatmeal raisin cookies

The best thing about these lovely treats is that anyone can do it. No, seriously, they don’t require master-chef skills or plenty of your time. You just mix everything together, scoop out, bake, and voila!

Another benefit? Your kitchen will smell amazing once the cinnamon and banana aromas start the infusion in the oven. Warm advice – double up the batch!

oatmeal cookie with raisins

Ingredients and Substitutes

Bananas (2) – Overripe is fine; just make sure not to use underripe bananas.

Egg (1) – As in every other baking recipe, use room-temperature eggs.

Vanilla extract (1 tsp) – A must here! I cannot stress this enough. Try not to omit vanilla here.

Peanut butter (1/2 cup) – Crunchy or creamy, either one will be fine. You can also use either almond or cashew butter.

Maple syrup (1/3 cup) – I love the flavor of sweet maple syrup in this recipe. But you can use another sweetener, too.

Rolled oats (2 cups) – For the best texture, recommend using rolled oats. Of course, you can make them with another type of oats, too, but the texture will be different.

Baking soda (1/4 tsp) – Baking soda works best, but you can use baking powder instead. Just make sure to use three times what this recipe calls for.

Cinnamon (1/2 tsp) – You can omit it if you prefer.

Salt (1/2 tsp)

Raisins (1/2 cup) – I like these cookies with raisins, but any dried fruit, like cranberries, will be delicious.

ingredients for oatmeal raisin cookies

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350F/175C, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, take a large bowl and mash the bananas well.

Step 2. Place all of the other ingredients in the bowl.

Step 3. Combine all of the ingredients well.

Step 4. Grab a scoop (again, a spoon will work, too) and scoop out golf-sized balls and arrange on to the baking sheet. Press gently with your hand to flatten them a bit.

Step 5. Pop into the oven and bake for about 17 minutes. Make sure to leave the cookies cool on a wire rack before consuming or storing them.

step by step instructions for oatmeal raisin cookies

Storage Tips

To store the cookies, you need to make sure they’re completely cooled first.

At room temperature, they will keep well for up to 4 days if you store in an airtight container. It is always better to use a glass container if you have one.

Keep in mind that it is always best to enjoy the cookies fresh. However, these can be frozen for up to 3 months in a Ziploc bag or container.

oatmeal raisin cookies in a jar

Can I Use Quick Oats?

Yes, you can! You can easily make these cookies, regardless of the type of oats you have on hand. However, the texture will be different. And here is why.

Quick oats can absorb more water than rolled oats. That means that if you use Quick or Instant Oats, the cookies will turn out very soft.

Whereas rolled oats will give you the nice, chewy texture that you’re looking for in oat cookies.

Absolutely! You can roll it into a log and wrap it into parchment paper. When ready to bake, defrost for 10 minutes or so until a knife can run through it. Slice it up, arrange it onto a sheet, and bake.

Or, you can scoop out the balls, flatten them a bit, and wrap each individual cookie into a piece of parchment paper, then freeze that way.

healthy oatmeal raisin cookies

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These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the perfect gluten-free recipe for sweet tooths who are looking for a healthier breakfast or easier dessert idea! This is also a dairy-free dessert that the kids will love! Take your baking to a whole new level with this simple but delicious recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 182 kcal


  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Take a medium-sized scoop and scoop out the dough onto the parchment paper.
  • Flatten out each cookie with a spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 17 minutes and cool down before serving.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5.1gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 1.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 183mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 13g
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