Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: No Sugar, Flour, Fat

vegan oatmeal cookies

When you want a cookie, that doesn’t have to mean your options are limited to any old regular cookie with sugar, butter, eggs and flour. And when you want oatmeal for breakfast, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to prepare it every morning. This recipe for vegan oatmeal raisin cookies takes care of all your worries. With only a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge, this cookie is fitting for breakfast, a snack, or dessert and is guilt-free. And let’s be real, after the holidays, a light cookie is just what your body needs to get back in shape for the new year.Why these oatmeal raisin cookies glow:

Oatmeal: lowers cholesterol, boosts the immune system, lowers risk of diabetes, stabilizes blood sugar levels, contains avenanthramides (an antioxidant that protects the heart), doesn’t affect gluten-sensitive people as much (despite containing gluten), and prevents breast cancer

Raisins: increases energy, helps with digestion, contains oleanolic acid which protects against cavities, increases bone health, decreases body acidity, treats infection, protects eyes, stimulates sexuality, treats anemia, and prevents cancer.

Cinnamon: has antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties, is anti-inflammatory, helps people with Type-2 diabetes control blood sugar levels, may lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and fatty acids in the blood, is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium, and improves memory and performance of certain tasks

Banana: benefits your heart and nerves due to the high dose of potassium, increases the performance of kidneys and bones, acts as a mood enhancer or mild sedative, is one f the highest sources of naturally available vitamin B6, and can help keep you “regular”.

Let’s toss them together to make something magical.

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Makes 8-10 cookies


  • 1.5 cups oatmeal
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup raisins

Directions: In a medium bowl stir together the dry ingredients: oats, cinnamon and salt.


In a separate, small bowl, mash the 2 bananas and stir in the apple sauce. Mix until combined evenly. Transfer the wet mixture to the bowl of oats. Add the raisins and stir until all is properly combined.


Form about 2-tablespoons big cookie shapes. You should be able to make about 10 cookies. I like them on the bigger side, so (1) they don’t get too crispy when cooking, and (2) each serving is enough to act as a breakfast replacement or a snack that doesn’t leave me unsatisfied. Lay out the cookies on parchment paper and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.


When done, they will be browned on the outside and set on the inside. Overall, they are soft and light with almost a cake-like texture.



Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • Emin Erman

    Another healthy one good for breakfast with a cup of tea

  • Hey Aylin,
    This is Can. We have met trough Ipek Yakupoglu five years ago. I came up with your blog couple of months ago. I live in The Netherlands for last 3 years. I started rowing here and besides that work out with a crossfit group. When you do sports professionally, choice of your food is very important. So I started cooking and enjoyed it a lot. I am also coaching a first year women rowing team and my friends always ask me what to eat, how to cook.
    Then I started my blog couple of days ago. davinciskitchen.tumblr.com
    I am trying to give my team and rowing mates how to do a healthy diet. I will start posting some of your recipes (with minor changes due to Dutch food market). Do you also use a tumblr account which I can reblog yours?
    Thanks for the inspiration! Take care

    • Hi Can,
      I remember you! Good to hear you are doing well. I don’t have tumblr, unfortunately. I checked out your site too, and it looks great! Glad I could be of help 🙂

  • Theo Baskind

    nice presentation. very easy to follow, both grammatically and visually. So far the majority of the vegan oatmeal cookie recipes I’ve found aren’t a no-flour-sugar-fat-oatmeal-cookie like this one. Thanks a million for sharing this I’m going to link this site to mine at http://www.measureyourgarbage.com

  • Josh Gum

    So tasty! I adjusted the recipe with walnuts, cranberry, and a little honey!

  • How do you store them? I am writing a new cookbook. May I use this recipe and give you credit? ChefAJ@att.net

  • helen

    Love this!!! my 3 year old, said “mmmm, yummy!” thumbs up all around.. very easy to do.. it’s a bowl of oatmeal “cookie” that is delicious… thanks for sharing!

  • Bonzaga

    I’ve been making these cookies over and over the last few weeks. They are SO delicious and easy and I don’t feel guilty after eating them! I often make them as written, but I love that the recipe can easily be tweaked. Lately I’ve been replacing one banana with some canned pumpkin.

  • Goldenera

    I just made these and they are fantastic. What a great alternative to a flour cookie. Love it. Thank you!

    • Glad you like them! I’m obsessed too 🙂

  • Great cookies! Something I will use for the rest of my long life 😉 I heard someone say “Food doesn’t have to kill us.” I am so gr8ful to be ‘waking-up’ and choosing food that is kind to my body! Bon Appetit Indeed!!

  • I also adjusted the recipe with chopped dates, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds & flax seeds. Yummy and healthier too!

  • PS I put the flax seeds in a coffee grinder to break open the shells before using them. Otherwise they will go right through you without getting the benefits.

  • David

    Can you add baking power/soda to puff the cookies up a little. If so, how much?

    • Yes! Definitely you should add 1/2 tsp. baking powder to puff.

  • Josey

    Which type of oatmeal: quick cooking or regular????

  • Jema Veni

    This looks amazing! Definitely bookmarking..

    • Let me know how it turns out!

  • Vegan Radhika Sarohia

    Made these today, very good !

    • Glad you liked them!

  • Heather

    Yum yum yum yum!!!!!!’
    Holy moly you have solved my cookie addiction problem! These are epic! I’ll admit, I made mine way bigger – only 6 :$ haha but wow! What a filling meal!

  • Tanya Albert Pichette

    Taste rate? Will try for school snack

  • Anne Dyer Walker

    how many calories in one of these?

  • Are these soft/chewy or are these hard/crunchy?

  • Just made these for a personal chef client of mine, and they are winners. I added a 1/2 tsp. baking powder to get some “puff”, and I pureed the banana/applesauce mixer in my blender for a smoother consistency. Great results though. Thank you!

  • Jeffro Hoho

    I ignore the salt and add 1tsp of nutmeg as well. They turn out AWESOME.