There are two types of people in this world: those who like oatmeal raisin cookies and those who don’t. If you fall in the former camp, get excited. This recipe will knock your socks off. But if you’re on the fence about these sweet treats, you’ll want to try these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Oatmeal raisin cookies rarely get their time in the spotlight, as they’re usually overshadowed by their chocolate chip lookalikes. But they really are tasty enough to stand on their own, especially when you try my version. These oatmeal raisin cookies are everything a cookie should be.
They’re hearty and full of fiber, thanks to gluten-free steel-cut oats. Cashew butter gives them a nutty flavor and adds a heap of protein. And while these cookies are refined sugar-free, they’ve got just the right hint of sweetness from natural sweeteners like applesauce, coconut sugar and, of course, raisins.
I guarantee that these oatmeal raisin cookies will earn a spot in your cookie jar!
We’ll start this easy recipe by adding water and a pinch of salt to a pot and bringing to a boil. Once the water’s hot enough, add in the oats and reduce the heat to medium low. Cover the pot and cook those oats for about 10 minutes or until they’re nice and creamy.
While the oats cook, preheat the oven to 350 F. Then, once the oats are ready, combine the baking soda and sea salt to the oats.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cashew butter and coconut sugar, making sure the two are combined well before adding in the apple sauce. I have to admit, this bowl is pretty delicious on its own!
But it’s about to get better, because it’s time to combine the cooked oats and the bowl of sweetness. Mmm! Now, add in the nutrition-rich raisins and stir it all up.
Place spoonfuls of the flourless oatmeal raisin cookies on an un-greased baking sheet and bake for 10–12 minutes. Then enjoy the best oatmeal raisin cookies around.
These cookies are a terrific addition to a lunchbox or enjoy as an afterschool snack, and they’re simple enough for the kiddos to help prepare them. Make extras because these you’ll have a few new flourless oatmeal raisin cookie fans once these come out of the oven.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe
- ¾ cup water
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup gluten-free steel-cut oats
- ½ cup cashew butter, softened
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- Add water and salt to a pot, cover, and bring to a boil.
- Add oats, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook 10 minutes or until creamy.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add salt and baking soda to cooked oats.
- In a separate bowl, mix cashew butter and coconut sugar. Once mixed, add in applesauce.
- Combine both mixtures and add in raisins. Place on an un-greased baking sheet and bake for 10–12 minutes.