Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Vegan)

I'm just going to cut to the chase. I loved these cookies! I had never made Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies before, but these were definitely an experiment gone right! These were so good that when I came home Saturday night I had found a note written from one of my roommates to the other on top of the cookies to keep her from eating them all.

I mean, come on, what's better than an oatmeal raisin cookie during this time of year? The combination of chewy oats, sweet raisins and warm cinnamon is exactly what your taste buds are asking for. As usual, this recipe is full of only healthful ingredients no margarine or shortening crap found here, no nasty, super processed sugar, just ingredients you can feel good about, but you still probably shouldn't eat the whole plate.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • 2 Flax Eggs (2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed mixed with 6 Tablespoons Warm Water)
  • 1/3 Cup Unrefined Coconut Oil, Softened
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cup Spelt Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Korintje Cinnamon (If using Saigon or another strong Cinnamon, reduce to 1 Teaspoon)
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, make your flax eggs and set aside. In a large bowl combine coconut oil with coconut sugar until fully incorporated. Mix in the vanilla and flax eggs. Then add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix until combined. Stir in the oats and raisins. Spoon the cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper or a silpat. These cookies do not spread much so there's no need to leave a huge space between cookies (an inch or two should be fine). Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for a couple minutes, then devour. 

-Although it is unnecessary, I found the dough less sticky and easier to handle after it had chilled in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
-When buying raisins, read the label to make sure they didn't sneak in extra sugar, preservatives or other crap and when possible, buy organic.
-If you hate raisins, substitute dark chocolate chips instead. Fill free to mix in your favorite nuts, too!

What's your favorite kind of cookie this time of year?


  1. Chocolate chop this and every time of year!! But these were, in fact, awesome!

    1. The remake of these with the addition of chocolate chips and pecans were awesome!

  2. I can't even remember the last time I made oatmeal raisin cookies. These look so soft and perfect!

    1. That's how I felt right before I made these! Poor oatmeal raisin cookies always being overlooked by the chocolate chip cookies.