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Looking for delicious oatmeal raisin cookies without sugar? You’ll love this healthy oatmeal raisin cookies recipe! They pack tons of flavor even without the eggs, butter, and sugar. And while we love them as a healthy dessert, they make a delicious gluten-free breakfast cookie, too!
You want soft, mouthwatering cookies but you don’t want all of the unnecessary ingredients. I get it. My sweet tooth is larger than life and there’s not a whole lot I wouldn’t do for a good cookie.
Oatmeal raisin cookies have always had a soft spot in my heart. But we’re trying to cut back on sugar so I wanted to find a way to still indulge without sacrificing flavor. So I pursued the perfect healthy oatmeal and raisin cookies.
Luckily, this recipe for healthy oatmeal raisin cookies is better for you while still satisfying your cravings. Even with no eggs, no butter, and no sugar – these gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are a huge hit for the whole family.
Keep reading to learn how to make these gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies with maple syrup!
Gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies ingredients
These healthy oatmeal raisin cookies without butter only need basic ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.
- rolled oats
- baking soda
- ground cinnamon
- maple syrup
How to make healthy oatmeal and raisin cookies
First, preheat the oven to 350F and line a larger baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable baking mat like this one.
Next, in a high speed blender (our favorite is the Ninja Kitchen) or food processor, blend one cup of the rolled oats into a flour-like consistency and set aisde.
In a larger mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until they are mostly smooth with a few chunks. Add in the rolled oat flour, the rest of the rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon, maple syrup, and salt. (Everything but the raisins.) Mix until thoroughly combined.
Next, fold in the raisins into the cookie dough.
Scoop out approximately two tablespoons worth of cookie dough per cookie and form into a ball. Place each cookie onto the prepared baking sheet without overcrowding.
Place in the oven and bake until the oatmeal raisin cookies are lightly golden brown and/or just barely set when touched. Approximately 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for at least 10 minutes.
TIP: Want flatter cookies? Just press each ball down slightly before you bake the cookies and reduce the baking time by 1-2 minutes.
Can you substitute steel cut oats for rolled oats?
While this healthy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is based on a few ingredient swaps, I would not recommend substituting steel cut oats for rolled oats in this recipe (or in most recipes.) Steel cut oats take about 2x longer to cook and have a different texture than rolled oats so the oatmeal raisin cookies would turn out drastically different.
Are oatmeal raisin cookies bad for you?
Overall, oatmeal raisin cookies aren’t necessarily bad for you – but they may not be great for you either. That’s why we made these healthy oatmeal raisin cookies without sugar, eggs, and butter. With a few swaps like banana and maple sugar, you’re able to make a better for you healthy raisin oatmeal cookies.
Are oatmeal raisin cookies healthier than chocolate chip cookies?
Traditional store-bought oatmeal raisin cookies versus store-bought chocolate chip cookies are pretty even health wise. Lots of butter and lots of sugar.
This homemade oatmeal raisin cookie cuts a lot of that out. You’d have to compare it to another healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe for a full-calorie comparison, but in general, raisins will be a better option than chocolate chips.
Can I eat cookies for breakfast?
Of course! But now you no longer have to ask yourself “Are cookies good for breakfast?” Because these healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies make that an easy YES
With no eggs, no sugar, and no butter – these gluten-free breakfast cookies are an easy, healthier breakfast for kids, families, and people on the go. They’re also perfect camping food!
Looking for other breakfast recipes your family might enjoy? Try one of these: Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats or Cinnamon Roll Smoothie Bowl. You might also enjoy these Homemade Chewy Granola Bars or this Delicious Homemade Granola,
I love making these healthy oatmeal raisin cookies without sugar, eggs, and butter because I don’t feel nearly as guilty when I indulge in 2-3 – or 5. Plus, it’s a great snack to bring along for our daughter if we’re in a hurry in the morning.
This healthy oatmeal raisin cookies recipe is one of our favorite healthier desserts. I hope it becomes one of yours, too!
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