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low sugar oatmeal raisin cookies

Low-Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These Low-Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are low in sugar but full of flavor! The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg pairs perfectly with the oats and juicy raisins. These cookies taste like a classic oatmeal raisin cookie but are much healthier. They are made with whole wheat flour, oats, almond milk, and coconut sugar. They are also dairy-free and vegan, with a gluten-free option.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have always been one of my favorite cookies since I was a kid. Personally, I feel that they don’t get enough credit! Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies and forgets about the oatmeal raisin. Naturally, I had to make a healthier version of these delicious cookies!

If you love the flavors of oatmeal raisin cookies as much as I do, you should also try my Oatmeal Raisin Muffins! They have the same flavors but make a great quick breakfast.

Cookie Ingredients

  • Coconut oil 
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Fine sea salt
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut sugar
  • Quick oats
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Raisins

There are a few notes about the ingredients in this recipe. To make these cookies dairy-free and vegan, I used coconut oil and almond milk. However, if you don’t have a dairy problem, you could easily use butter or dairy milk in its place. I use coconut oil as much as possible in my baking because it’s got some health benefits and adds the perfect level of moistness. For a nut-free version, the almond milk can be swapped out for coconut milk, rice milk, or oat milk.

For anyone that has a gluten intolerance, there is a great gluten-free option for this recipe. In place of the whole wheat flour, I would use Pamela’s All-Purpose Flour Blend. Oatmeal should naturally be gluten-free, but to be safe I would use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats.

To make these cookies low in sugar, I cut down the sugar in this recipe. Also, I used coconut sugar, which is a slightly lower option on the glycemic index. Not only is it slightly healthier, but it tastes fantastic in baked goods. You can buy it on Amazon if you can’t find it in-store.

If you don’t want to buy coconut sugar, you can also use turbinado sugar or brown sugar. They have the most similar flavors and texture to coconut sugar.

Recipe Equipment

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to use instant oatmeal, not old-fashioned oatmeal. The cookies won’t bind together as well if you use old-fashioned oats.
  • After you scoop out the cookies onto the baking sheet, make sure to flatten down the cookie dough. The dough doesn’t spread out much when it is baked.
  • Store these cookies in an air-tight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze these cookies, place them in two ziplock freezer bags and store them for up to 3 months. Defrost them at room temperature or in the fridge when you’re ready to eat them.
Low-Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Low sugar oatmeal raisin Cookies

Low Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Alyssa
These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are perfectly sweet, chewy, and delicious! They are made with healthier ingredients, like whole wheat flour, oats, coconut oil, and coconut sugar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 112 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Medium cookie scoop
  • Parchment paper
  • Large cookie sheet

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ Cup Coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup Coconut sugar
  • 1 Cup Quick oats
  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Baking powder
  • ¼ Cup+ 2 tbsps Raisins

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the coconut oil, almond milk, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Whisk in the coconut sugar.
  • Add the oats and flour, and sprinkle the baking powder over the flour. Mix in the oats, flour, and baking powder until incorporated. Fold in the raisins.
  • Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet using a medium cookie scoop, and flatten with the palm of your hand or a spatula. These cookies don't spread much, so you'll want them pretty flat.
  • Bake at 350°F for 9-12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Notes

  • Make sure to use instant oatmeal, not old-fashioned oatmeal. The cookies won’t bind together as well if you use old-fashioned oats.
  • After you scoop out the cookies onto the baking sheet, make sure to flatten down the cookie dough. The dough doesn’t spread out much when it is baked.
  • Store these cookies in an air-tight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze these cookies, place them in two ziplock freezer bags and store them for up to 3 months. Defrost them at room temperature or in the fridge when you’re ready to eat them.
Keyword Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Low Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 thoughts on “Low-Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. These look so good! I especially love that they are lower in sugar. Cookies are my weakness, so I like that they are at least a bit healthier. Can’t wait to try them!

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