Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Okay, so I’m labeling these cookies “healthy,” which they are, but don’t be fooled. Although the ingredients are healthy, they are also exactly what you need to get a the perfect soft texture and mapley, breakfast-reminiscent flavor. These cookies are super delicious, yet insanely simple. All you need is one bowl and they come together in under 20 minutes. Even if you’re not a raisin person, opt for chocolate chips and this recipe is still for you. They are a perfect quick fix, midnight snack, or fun breakfast for on the go.

  • 1 c instant oats
  • 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water mixed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 1/3 c raisins/dried fruit/chocolate chips (or a mix!)

Place whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a blender and blend until a fine powder forms. In a large bowl, whisk coconut oil and flax mixture until incorporated. Whisk in maple syrup and vanilla. Fold in dry mixture and oats. Finally, fold in raisins and any other mix ins. Let sit in the fridge for at least a half hour. Line a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 325. Evenly shape your dough into 15 flattened rounds. Bake for 11-14 mins and let cool on pan for 10 more minutes. Transfer to wire rack to fully cool.

Tips/Things I Would Change:

  • I honestly don’t think these cookies needed that much maple syrup. Keep the amount if you’re a huge sweet person, but if not you can probably decrease to 1/3 c.
  • These cookies are meant to be very soft, so be careful not to overtake them.
  • I didn’t get to try it this time, but apparently rehydrating your raisins by steaming them in the microwave makes the flavor even better. I really want to try this next time, but let me know in the comments if you try it and it goes well.

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