These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to make, and have a delicious peanut-buttery flavor. They’re also so packed with nutrition that they’re healthy enough to eat as your breakfast or morning/afternoon snack. In fact, I encourage it!
They’re packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them the perfect little power cookies to help keep your energy up during the day. Both tasty and nutritious!
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
These fabulous cookies are sweetened only with maple syrup, gluten free (with GF certified oats) and vegan. So peanut buttery, and sweet without being too sweet, if you know what I mean!
And the texture is cookie-like, not cakey like a lot of healthy cookies, despite the addition of healthy fat from ground flaxseed. In fact, there are a lot of fabulous textures here, with the oats, raisins, and creamy peanut butter.
All you really have to do to make these cookies is stir together some ingredients (no electric mixer required!), then drop the dough onto a cookie sheet and bake. Easy peasy!
In addition to the photos and recipe, be sure to check out the video below that will show you just how easy it is to make these healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients
To make these oatmeal raisin cookies, you’ll need:
- old-fashioned oats (Gluten-free certified if needed. I wouldn’t recommend using quick oats or steel-cut oats, as they won’t have the same texture!)
- almond flour (This keeps the cookies gluten-free.)
- ground flaxseed (For a nutritional boost, and to help bind the cookies.)
- baking powder (For rise and structure.)
- cinnamon (This gives it a lovely, lightly-spiced flavor.)
- raisins (Or your favorite dried fruit, like dried cranberries. You can also use dark chocolate chips if you’re a chocolate lover!)
- pure maple syrup
- natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- vanilla extract
Tip: if using natural peanut/nut butter, make sure to stir it very well beforehand. Often, the oil will separate from the nut butter in the jar, and you want to make sure it’s well combined before using it.
Also, if you don’t happen to have maple syrup, honey works as another natural sweetener (if not vegan).
For another healthy cookie recipe, check out these maple brownie cookies! They’re decorated for Halloween, but could be decorated for any occasion.
Looking for another healthy snack/dessert idea? Check out this Coconut Banana Chia Pudding!
How to Make Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These gluten free power cookies are super easy to throw together.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, simply mix all the dry ingredients (oats through raisins) in one bowl, and the wet (maple syrup through vanilla extract) in another. Stir/whisk each bowl until well-mixed. Then, combine!
When the dough is ready, place on a baking sheet in 12 even mounds and bake. I recommend using a greased baking sheet, or lining it with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
After 12 to 15 minutes, the cookies should be done (and you will have some serious tastiness on your hands!). Make sure they’re set in the center, then let them cool and enjoy!
More Mix-In Ideas
There are lots of ways to make these cookies your own! Here are some other mix-ins to try:
- chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, etc.)
- dried cranberries
- pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
- dried goji berries
- chia seeds
- dark chocolate chips
You’ll find the full vegan oatmeal raisin cookies recipe at the bottom of this post. Let me know how you like them!
Love this recipe? Here are more oatmeal desserts & snacks to try, and here are a few similar healthy cookie recipes here on the blog that are perfect for breakfast/snacks, too:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free)
- Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies
- Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies (vegan)
And here are more baked goods for you to try:
- Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars (vegan)
- Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
- Vegan Zucchini Muffins with Lemon (vegan)
- Red Lentil Granola Bars (vegan)
- Vegan & Gluten Free Granola Bars (vegan, gluten free)
- Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars (gluten free)
- Dairy & Gluten-free Peach Muffins