This recipe may not be groundbreaking or glamorous, but sometimes you just want Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and I am here to help you out!
I actually made these for my mom today and wasn’t even intending on posting them. But, why not? Who doesn’t love an oatmeal raisin cookie? Unless you don’t like raisins. Then, you could just make them oatmeal cookies, which is actually how I prefer them. I’ve been making this recipe for awhile now, so it’s kind of tried-and-true. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do 🙂
Everyone asks me how I get such uniform cookies….
I must admit, I cheat a little. It’s all due to this set of cookie/ice cream/melon scoop-y things I found on Amazon. I use them for pretty much everything. I used the medium one today and with the bottom of a glass, sprayed occasionally with cooking spray, flattened the balls a bit so I’d get bigger, less puffy, cookies.
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Enjoy with a cold glass of your favorite non-dairy milk. Dunk if you must. This recipe made about 22-24 cookies, but you could always make them smaller if you prefer.
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Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1 c All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 c Vegan Margarine SOFTENED TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
- 1/4 c Sugar
- 1/2 c Brown Sugar
- 1/4 c Unsweetened Applesauce OR 1 Tbl Ground Flax + 3 Tbl Water
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1-1/2 c Old Fashioned Oats
- 3/4 c Raisins
- Bring the vegan margarine to room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer (or you can mix by hand), add the room temperature margarine, sugar and brown sugar. Beat for a few minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve a bit.
- Add the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, applesauce (OR flax mixture if using instead of applesauce) and vanilla. Beat until incorporated.
- Add the oats and raisins and beat just a few times to distribute them, or you can fold them in by hand.
- Use a small scoop, portion the cookie dough onto either parchment or a silicone baking mat.
- Using the bottom of a glass sprayed with cooking spray, flatten the dough a bit. This will produce a more uniform cookie. You may need to spray the glass occasionally to avoid sticking.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes or until just golden on the edges. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet until they firm up and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in a covered container.
Absolutely delicious!! Soft and chewy, incredible good.
It took 9 min in my oven, they are perfect.
So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Can you substitute the sugar with maple syrup?
Hi Leora, I wanted to say yes but looking at the overall measurements – it would just be too much liquid. I fear the structure of the cookie would be really compromised. You could try incorporating all of the rest of the ingredients and THEN adding maple syrup taking care to stop before it loses that “cookie batter” texture. I would love to hear how this turns out for you if you try it.
Jessica Cooke says
I just made these I didn’t have brown sugar I used caster and I put a table spoon of agave and OMG
BEST cookies I’ve ever made Thankyou ???I’ll be taking a batch to work ! How do I add a love of my cookies I’m very impressed with them x
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
I did it with coconut sugar and they came out brilliantly
Delicious! Thank you.
So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Made these today and they came out great. I used a tbsp to drop rounds of the mixture and got 30 cookies. My oven is old and needed a couple extra minutes to brown, but they still came out exactly as described soft, chewy but with crispy edges. Yum! Thanks for sharing!
Just to clarify, should all of the vegan butter be brought to room temperature, or just “1/2” per instruction 1? I wasn’t sure if you had intended to say “1/2 cup” or if you were instructing to set aside the other half for later use. Thanks!
Sorry for the confusion, it’s the entire 1/2 cup 🙂
Vegan 4 a healthy Earth says
Substitute the raisins, with vegan Chocolate chips. Super yummy! Also, add walnuts if u like them/can eat them. = Chocolate walnut oatmeal cookies. One could also add dried cranberries, or other things you like, to make them unique.
These were AMAZINGLY delicious!! I made some for my co-workers and they loved it! Mind you they’re not vegan. Love how quick and easy it is to make! Thank you for sharing.
Yay! I love reading comments like this 🙂 Did you tell the co-workers they were vegan? Just curious lol Glad you enjoyed them!
Aquafaba in place of the applesauce works great too. I am munching on the yummy results right now. Great recipe!
Can I sub the margarine with oil?
Can’t wait to try these! 😀
As the recipe uses a creaming method with the vegan margarine and sugar, I’m afraid that oil just won’t do ;(
These turned out unreal!!! I used coconut oil instead of margarine and used dark chocolate instead of raisins. DELISH. Perfect texture… Can’t get enough of them.
So glad you enjoyed them 🙂
Hope Lattin says
Thanks for sharing that you used the coconut oil! That’s what I was wondering with these.
My non-vegan husband loves these. He actually hid these from the other cookies so he didn’t have to share them. I’m making him more today!
That’s too funny! I am glad he enjoys them 🙂
Great recipe! I used a tablespoon to scoop out rounds and squished them down into ~2 inch cookies. I baked them for 11 minutes at 350F. They came out awesome! My dad ate 7 all in one sitting. Thanks a bunch!
I’m so glad you (and your dad) enjoyed them 🙂 That makes my day!
I followed this recipe exactly (used flax seed) and it came out perfect! This was my first time making oatmeal rasin cookies and it was dangerously easy. I ended up only having to cook my cookies for 6 mins. Can’t wait to make these again 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Just made these. Followed the recipe carefully though didn’t cream the butter and sugar very long, and left out raisins. Had to bake them a few minutes longer to get them to brown on the bottom but it may be my oven. They are good except they taste of soda. Can’t figure out why. The old non vegan recipe I used to make that was on the Quaker Oats box for years I believe had one cup of flour one tsp. of soda, and three cups of oats. I think it called for more sugar and fat.
Hilary Williams says
Would a mashed banana work instead of the applesauce.
You could, but the taste might come through. If you don’t mind that, definitely would work 🙂
I just made these and they are amazing. I found them just a little too sweet so when I make them next time I will cut back on the sugar. I substituted cane sugar and coconut palm sugar for the sugar and brown sugar. I have to say they are probably the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever tasted. Thanks so much for the recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I think it was the sugar substitutions that threw off the sweetness for you, but definitely experiment with a bit less next time 🙂
I use cranberries instead of raisins and add walnuts. I’ve made this recipe about 10 times now and I love it! So does my son who keeps eating them all.
Cranberries sound amazing! I’m so glad that you (and your son) enjoyed them 🙂
Linda P. says
Just made these according to the recipe except that I added chopped walnuts. They’re great. I had to bake them 11 minutes instead of 7 or 8, but that may be due to the addition, the size of the cookies or the homemade vegan butter I used. They were worth the extra few minutes.
May I use coconut sugar or turbinado sugar as a substitute for brown sugar?
Veg Life Staff says
Jamie Wright says
Can I make bars instead of cookies? Would I need to double the recipe for 9×12 pan?
My daughter and I just made these with cranberries and vegan chocolate chips… they are AMAZING!!! Thank you SO much!
…embracing her new vegan lifestyle!
Just started out on my vegan diet and baked this cookies according to your recipe (except replacing vegan butter with unrefined coconut oil) AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT!!
I think most people wouldn’t be able to tell these are vegan 🙂
I cannot have oil or vegan butters
What could be substituted?
Almond butter or more applesauce?
these are awesome! i used date sugar and they turned out wonderful. cheers for such a simply delicious cookie recipe!!
Suzanne Ennis says
Ten minutes for me. Used a spoon to put them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet – didn’t seem to need to flatten them. Leaving them on the sheet after removing them from the oven to firm up was a good suggestion. After that, I was able to put them right on a plate.
This is an excellent cookie. I am not a vegan; I was baking them for a friend.
Now that I’ve tasted it myself, it will replace my non-vegan recipe 🙂
Best ever! Really delicious. Do you know how many calories per cookie?
These are seriously the best vegan oatmeal cookies and so easy to make! My 2 year old loves helping me make these (and eat them!). I have to bake them for double the recommended time, but they are perfect!
Vegan oatmeal raisin cookies means they’re healthy right? (I ate 5 just in the process of baking them lol) These cookies are wonderful! I used ground flax-seed instead of applesauce and they turned out fabulous. I originally was going to make one batch.. but after taste testing a cookie when they came out of the oven I decided to make a second batch! so yummy! They are a tiny bit on the sweet side for those of you who prefer less sweet desserts. I also had to bake mine for 10 minutes.
I plan on making them with coconut oil next time instead of vegan butter to see if they turn out just as good. This also was my very first vegan dessert I have tried. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Thanh Nguyen says
This recipe was incredibly easy and used basic pantry ingredients. I used the apple sauce version. I opted for 12 bigger cookies instead of 24 smaller ones so increased my bake time to 10 minutes. The cookies were soft, chewy, and delicious.
These came out so good! highly recommend!
These cookies turned out amazing, soo soft and chewy! I’ve been vegan for 7 years and haven’t had a vegan oatmeal raisin cookie until now, I’ll definitely be making this recipe again and again.
I didn’t have applesauce or ground flax, so I used a chia seed egg mixture instead (was too lazy to grind the chia seeds, but it still turned out very well). Thanks for the recipe!
Melissa I. says
Great cookies! I used white whole wheat flour, cane sugar, apple sauce instead of the vegan butter, and used the flax & water. I usually don’t think things are too sweet but these could’ve used a little less sweetness. With my scooper it made 28 cookies and did take longer to bake. I just kept checking them every few minutes. They were nice and chewy! Thanks for the recipe!
i bake these for my partner all the time! super easy recipe. i like to add chocolate chips in addition to the raisins for a little extra something 🙂 and with some good vegan vanilla ice cream…. oh baby