Delicious Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Welcome to my vegan kitchen, where I create plant-based recipes that are both healthy and delicious. Today, I want to share with you my vegan oatmeal raisin cookies recipe. These cookies are perfect for all occasions: whether you need a quick breakfast snack or a satisfying dessert after dinner, these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies won’t disappoint.

Why oatmeal raisin? Well, for starters, raisins add natural sweetness and texture to cookies without the artificial flavorings or processed sugars that can wreak havoc on your health. But it’s more than that – there’s something comforting and nostalgic about the combination of oats and raisins that just feels like home. And when you make them vegan, not only do they taste amazing but they’re also better for the planet and animal welfare.

I’ve spent years perfecting this recipe so that it has the perfect balance of flavor and texture. From using quick-cooking oats instead of old fashioned oats to adding a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon to enhance the flavor profile, every ingredient has been thoughtfully considered.

So without further ado, let’s dive into this recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you have a sweet tooth and you love cookies, you’d definitely want to try these incredible vegan oatmeal raisin cookies. These cookies will make your taste buds dance with delight, while being kind to your body and the planet.

There are a lot of reasons why this recipe is special, but let me just highlight a few of them:

Firstly, the combination of quick-cooking oats, raisins, and cinnamon makes for an unforgettable flavor and texture. The oats give the cookies a chewy, wholesome texture that everyone loves in oatmeal cookies, while the raisins add a pop of natural sweetness. The cinnamon adds warmth and depth to the already delicious flavor.

Secondly, these cookies are vegan and made with organic ingredients. With no eggs or dairy products involved, these treats are perfect for anyone following a plant-based or vegan diet. And by using organic ingredients, we’re keeping our bodies and the environment healthy.

Thirdly, this recipe is easy to make and requires only basic baking skills. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients; all you need are a few simple pantry staples, some time and love for baking. With just 20 minutes of prep time and 12 minutes in the oven; you can have freshly baked cookies that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Fourthly, these chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies can be customized to your liking. You can easily swap out or add any ingredients that suit your taste buds such as nuts or chocolate chips.

Finally, these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are perfect anytime of year! If you’re craving something sweet for dessert or an afternoon snack, these cookies will hit the spot without leaving you feeling guilty about your indulgence.

Trust me when I say that once you try these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, you’ll never go back to ordinary store-bought ones. These babies are every cookie lover’s dream come true!

Ingredient List

 These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect afternoon treat!
These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect afternoon treat!

Before we begin with the recipe, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make these mouth-watering vegan oatmeal raisin cookies.

Cookies Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (112 g) vegan butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (112 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (135 g) quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup (145 g) raisins

All the ingredients are easy to find! In any whole foods market and can be easily available on online grocery stores.

The Recipe How-To

 Treat yourself to some delicious homemade cookies with this recipe.
Treat yourself to some delicious homemade cookies with this recipe.

Now it’s time to get started with making our delicious vegan oatmeal raisin cookies! Follow these simple steps, and you’ll have chewy, flavorful cookies in no time.

Gather Your Ingredients

Before we get started with the recipe, let’s make sure we have all the ingredients we need. For this recipe, we’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of vegan butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of water

We’ll also need 3/4 cups of raisins, which we’ll add later. Make sure to gather everything and preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Mix Ingredients Together

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, it’s time to put them together! Here are the steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, ground flax seeds, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the brown sugar and vegan butter using an electric mixer.
  3. Add the water to the creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture while continuing to mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in the raisins.

Form Cookies

With our dough ready, it’s time to form cookies! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form small balls from the dough and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Flatten each ball slightly using your fingers or a fork.

Bake and Serve

We’re almost done! All that’s left is to bake our cookies and enjoy their warm aroma filling up our kitchen.

Follow these final steps:

  1. Place your cookies in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  2. Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the pan for at least five minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

And there you have it – your own vegan oatmeal raisin cookies! Grab a glass of almond milk or your favorite tea or coffee and enjoy every bite.

Substitutions and Variations

 Oatmeal raisin cookies just got a vegan-friendly makeover!
Oatmeal raisin cookies just got a vegan-friendly makeover!

When it comes to baking, there’s always room for experimentation and creativity. While this recipe for vegan oatmeal raisin cookies is delicious as is, there are a few substitutions and variations you can make to tailor it to your preferences or dietary restrictions.

First of all, if you don’t have any raisins on hand or would like to switch things up, you could try using chocolate chips or chopped nuts in their place. Alternatively, you could use dried cranberries, cherries, or chopped dates as a replacement for the raisins.

If you don’t have quick-cooking oats, you can use old-fashioned rolled oats instead. Just keep in mind that the texture of the cookies may be a bit different with the heartier old-fashioned oats than with the finer quick-cooking variety.

For those with gluten-free diets, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour blend or almond flour. Additionally, if you’re looking for an oil-free option, try using applesauce in place of the vegan butter.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to switch things up even more, you can add in other spices such as cardamom or cloves to give the cookies a unique flavor. You could also swap out some of the oatmeal for shredded coconut or chopped nuts for added texture and crunch.

In summary, don’t be afraid to play around with this recipe and make it your own. Whether you’re looking to accommodate dietary restrictions or simply change things up for fun, there are plenty of substitutions and variations to try out that will still result in delicious vegan oatmeal raisin cookies.

Serving and Pairing

 Indulge in the warm, soft, and chewy texture of a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie.
Indulge in the warm, soft, and chewy texture of a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie.

When it comes to vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, the possibilities for serving and pairing are endless! These cookies taste amazing on their own, fresh out of the oven, with a cold glass of almond or soy milk as an afternoon snack or dessert.

If you’re feeling a bit more indulgent, consider pairing them with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat! Or, try crumbling them over a bowl of vegan yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast.

For a more savory experience, serve these cookies alongside your favorite cup of tea or coffee. The sweetness of the raisins and cinnamon make for a perfect balance against the bitter coffee or tea flavors.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try dipping these cookies in melted dark chocolate for an extra burst of decadence! No matter how you choose to serve and pair these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are so delicious, you won't even realize they're vegan!
These cookies are so delicious, you won’t even realize they’re vegan!

Now that you have made these delicious vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, congratulations are in order. But what if you have leftovers? No worries, I got you covered with some storing tips.

Firstly, these cookies are best when they are fresh and chewy. I recommend storing them in an airtight container or resealable bag at room temperature for up to three days. If you want to keep them for longer, freeze them instead. Make sure to separate the layers using parchment paper to avoid sticking together.

When ready to eat, simply let them thaw at room temperature or reheat them in the oven. Place them on a baking sheet and heat them up in the preheated oven at 350F for about 5-10 minutes. You can also use a microwave, but this may cause the cookies to lose their crisp exterior and become soft.

Additionally, if you’re planning to make these cookies ahead of time or bring them to a potluck party, I suggest storing the dough in an airtight container or plastic wrap for up to three days in the fridge. When ready to bake, simply remove from the fridge and let it come back to room temperature before scooping and baking as per instructions.

Remember, these cookies may surprise you as they taste even better after a day or two because it makes them denser and richer in flavor. So don’t hesitate to whip up big batches and store your cookies for later enjoyment!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, these oatmeal raisin cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, these oatmeal raisin cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Baking vegan oatmeal raisin cookies can be challenging, but with the right tips, you can get perfect results every time.

Firstly, make sure to follow the recipe instructions carefully and measure your ingredients precisely. Measuring improperly can lead to dry and crumbly cookies or flat and greasy ones. Using a kitchen scale is recommended for best results.

Another important tip is to use room temperature vegan butter when creaming it with brown sugar. If the butter is too cold or too warm, it won’t mix well with the sugar and may change the texture of your cookies.

For chewier cookies, use old-fashioned rolled oats instead of quick-cooking oats. Old-fashioned oats will absorb more liquid and contribute to a better texture.

Adding flax seeds is also a great way to enhance the flavor and texture of your cookies. Simply mix one tablespoon of ground flax seeds with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for five minutes. This egg substitute will help bind the ingredients together and create a chewier texture.

Additionally, let your dough rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes up to an hour before baking. This will help the ingredients come together and prevent your cookies from spreading too much.

Lastly, watch your cookies closely as they bake in the oven. Over-baking can result in hard and dry cookies, while under-baking can leave them raw in the center. Aim for golden edges with slightly soft centers for the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie.

By following these tips, you’re sure to get perfect vegan oatmeal raisin cookies every time – delicious, chewy, and flavorful!


As we get ready to wrap up this recipe article, I understand you may still have some questions in your mind. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about vegan oatmeal raisin cookies. Feel free to refer to these questions and answers whenever you need clarification or have an inquiry about the recipe.

What are vegan oatmeal cookies made of?

In this recipe, we’ll be utilizing a blend of brown sugar and regular granulated sugar to enhance the flavor and texture. To keep our recipe vegan-friendly, we’ll be utilizing vegan block butter. It’s important to note that rolled oats, specifically old-fashioned oats, are needed for this recipe. Lastly, we’ll be using dairy-free milk options such as soy, almond or coconut.

Why are my oatmeal raisin cookies so dry?

If you’re experiencing dry oatmeal raisin cookies, there are a few things you can check. One common culprit is using quick oats in your recipe. Another possibility is inaccurate measuring techniques. These issues can be resolved by using appropriate measuring tools and ensuring you make the cookies right after mixing.

Are oatmeal raisin cookies better for you than chocolate chip?

Although oatmeal raisin cookies are relatively better for consumption than other types, it’s still essential to be mindful of the amount of sugar and butter used as ingredients, and to limit their intake.

How many calories in a vegan oatmeal raisin cookie?

The Sprouts Farmers Market Oatmeal Raisin Cookies in a vegan recipe have 150 calories, with a total of 23g carbs and 6g fat. Among the 23g total carbs, 22g counts as net carbs, while it gives just 2g protein.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are everything you could want in a sweet treat – perfectly chewy, hearty and packed with wholesome ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a guilt-free dessert option or simply love the combination of warm spices and sweet raisins, these cookies won’t disappoint. Plus, there are endless ways to make them your own with substitutions and variations that suit your personal taste. From dairy-free chocolate chips to crunchy nuts or dried fruit, the options are endless.

I highly recommend giving this recipe a try and enjoying the many benefits of indulging in these cookies. They are easy to make, flavorful and healthy enough to enjoy every day. So go ahead and whip up a batch of these delightful treats today. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

This recipe comes from I.C.Moskowitz's and T.H.Romero's wonderful vegan baking book: "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar". These are super easy to make and great for gift giving. I hope youll enjoy them! 🙂 Ive also posted a healthified version of these in case youre looking for something more wholesome.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 99.9 kcal


  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (e.g. soy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or use a mix of any dried fruit)


  • In a large bowl use a fork to vigorously mix together the non-dairy milk and flax seeds. Add in the sugar and oil and mix for about 2 minutes until it reaches a caramel colour. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Sift in flour, spices, baking soda and salt. Fold in oatmeal and raisins.
  • Drop dough in generous tbs onto a paper-lined (or greased) baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Flatten the tops a bit.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven at 350°F/180°C.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 618gCalories: 99.9kcalCarbohydrates: 15.3gProtein: 1.4gFat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 0.5mgSodium: 41.7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7.8g
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