Soft & Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe - Dr. Axe

Soft & Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe - Dr. Axe

Don’t you just love warm, soft oatmeal cookies? One of the best things about making cookies at home is that you get the freshest and often the tastiest version of your favorite cookie. If you love oatmeal raisin cookies, you’re definitely going to be a fan of this easy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. With its simple healthy ingredients, you may even have everything you need for this recipe already on hand.

Get ready for some chewy oatmeal raisin cookies that aren’t only healthier than most versions, but they’re also vegan and gluten-free too. When it comes to gluten-free baking, these may just be the best oatmeal raisin cookies ever!

Soft and Chewy Gluten-Free, Vegan Cookies

Some of the best oatmeal cookies I’ve ever tasted have been on the chewy side. It may be a matter of personal preference, but I know many people will agree with me that a soft texture is a must for oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe final - Dr. Axe

What’s awesome about this recipe for oatmeal cookies is that it accomplishes that chewy softness without any gluten. That’s right, this recipe is totally gluten-free, and it’s also vegan diet-approved. When you taste these chewy oatmeal raisin cookies, you’ll see how you really don’t need flour or eggs or dairy to succeed at making a delicious and satisfying oatmeal cookie recipe.

Nutrition Facts

One serving of these healthy oatmeal raisin cookies contains about: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)


  • 106 calories
  • 2.3 grams protein
  • 6 grams fat
  • 12 grams carbohydrate
  • 10 grams fiber
  • 6.7 grams sugar
  • 145 milligrams sodium
  • 0.9 milligrams iron (5 percent DV)
  • 95  milligrams potassium (2.7 percent DV)
Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe ingredients - Dr. Axe

Let’s talk about some of the health-boosting ingredients going into this oatmeal raisin cookie recipe:

  • Oats: Obviously, you wouldn’t have oatmeal raisin cookies without this key ingredient. Oats are a whole grain loaded with fiber, which means they are excellent for preventing constipation. Oats specifically contain beta-glucan (a soluble dietary fiber located in the endosperm cell walls of oats), and oat beta-glucan has been shown in scientific studies to help lower cholesterol and boost heart health. (9)
  • Raisins: Did you know that dried grapes are raisins? It’s true! Raisins are a great natural way to satisfy a craving for something sweet. Surprisingly, research also reveals that raisins may inhibit the bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease. (10)
  • Cashew butter: Cashew butter gives this recipe a serious boost of healthy fat and protein, making these oatmeal raisin cookies a lot more nutritionally balanced than most. I highly recommend trying my homemade cashew butter recipe for these cookies if you have the time!

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

How to make oatmeal cookies doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. With baking time included, these chewy oatmeal cookies can be ready in 25 minutes or less!

Are you ready to learn how easy and delicious a healthy oatmeal cookies recipe can be?

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 1 - Dr. Axe

Add the water and a pinch of salt to a pot, cover and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the oats, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until creamy.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Now you can add the rest of the salt and the baking soda to the cooked oats.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 3 - Dr. Axe

Gently mix the salt and baking soda into the oats.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 4 - Dr. Axe

Now, you’ll need to get another medium-sized bowl ready for the other ingredients.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 5 - Dr. Axe

In the empty bowl, mix the cashew butter and coconut sugar together. Once you have those two ingredients mixed together nicely, add in the applesauce.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 6 - Dr. Axe

You’re now ready to combine the ingredients of the two bowls.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 7 - Dr. Axe

Add in the raisins and mix everything together.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe step 8 - Dr. Axe

Place equal-sized balls of cookie dough onto an un-greased baking sheet. You can also add some extra raisins on top in the center of each cookie.

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe - Dr. Axe

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes

Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe - Dr. Axe

Your cookies are now ready to enjoy! Take a nibble while they are still warm or wait until they have cooled. I love these cookies either way!

Want to just eat vegan cookie dough? Try our gluten-free edible cookie dough recipe!

Total Time

25 minutes




  • ¾ cup water and 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add water and salt to a pot, cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Add oats, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 10 minutes or until creamy.
  4. Add salt and baking soda to cooked oats.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix cashew butter and coconut sugar.
  6. Once mixed, add in applesauce.
  7. Combine both mixtures and add in raisins.
  8. Place on an un-greased baking sheet and bake for 10–12 minutes.

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  1. Jennifer on

    Hi Dr.Axe,

    Why would you cook the oatmeal? This is very bizarre. I have NEVER done this when making traditional oatmeal raisin cookies! This seems more complicated …rather than just mixing all ingredients into a bowl and placing the mixture on a cookie sheet to bake in the oven!


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