Healthy old fashioned oatmeal cookies with raisins

Yes, this old fashioned oatmeal cookies recipe is so good that you can use healthy and cookies in the same sentence! As we might all know, not all cookies bad.

Most store-bought cookies have a bad rap because of the high amounts of refined and fructose sugars, hydrogenated fats and additives such as MSG, artificial sweeteners, artificial sweeteners and corn syrup.

This why I feel every mama with the best intention for her family must always make their own meals at home to ensure that you are fully aware of what exactly you are putting in your food.

Grandma’s old fashioned oatmeal cookies

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Grandma’s old fashioned oatmeal cookies

Healthy eating doesn’t mean that you eat carrots and spinach all day every day. You can have your hand in the cookie jar and still be proud that you are eating healthy. This is what these grandma’s old fashioned oatmeal cookies with raisins are about.

They are healthy, tasty, easy to prepare, and made with very few ingredients. How you want them is all up to you. I have made so many variations of these healthy oatmeal cookies and they have all been winners with me, the kids and friends.

You can choose to make them soft and chewy or if you like your oatmeal cookies crispy, you can leave them in the oven for just a few minutes longer.

How to make Healthy old fashioned oatmeal cookies

And isn’t that wonderful that if you are pressed for time or simply craving something sweet but healthy, you can have this treat ready in less than 15 minutes?

I’m telling you, your cookie jar will never be empty once you start making one of these old fashioned oatmeal cookies.

Now, let’s talk about the amazing variations of grandma’s old fashioned oatmeal cookies.

If you were to put me on the spot and asked me which one of the simple oatmeal cookie variations was my absolute favourite, I would honestly have no solid answer for you.

For real. I love raisin cookies just the same way, I do peanut butter, cranberries and of course oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and I will show you how to make them.

My youngest daughter makes the best healthy old fashioned oatmeal cookies. I could say she learned from me, but, there have been times when she has had to change up the recipe, and the results have been divine!

What makes these oatmeal cookies healthy?

For starters, if you want to make healthy oatmeal cookies, you have to use old fashioned or rolled oatmeal. I never buy quick-cooking oats in my home because they are highly processed and loaded with crazy amounts of sugar.  

I prefer having oatmeal breakfast over cereal on most days because oats have lots of health benefits.

Pure oats are gluten-free

If you are on a gluten-free diet or have a gluten intolerance, you should make oats a staple in your home because pure oats are naturally free from gluten. Although sometimes they might be contaminated with gluten if processed in the same facilities as gluten products.

How to make healthy old fashioned oatmeal cookies with raisins

Ingredients

3 cups old fashioned oatmeal

2 cups cake flour

1 cup unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup raisins

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla essence (you can substitute with maple syrup)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

1 teaspoon baking powder

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Mix flour salt , cinnamon and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.

In another mixing bowl, add sugar, butter and oats.

Beat in the eggs with a fork or whisk, one at a time, until you achieve a uniform color. Add raisins and vanilla and mix well.

Use butter or oil to grease a baking sheet or line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and mould into balls and flatten slightly.

If you want the cookies soft and chewy, bake for 10 minutes. If you prefer them golden brown and crunchy, like we do in our home, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes max.

Remove from oven and let the cookies stand on the baking sheet for 2 to firm up.

Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Store in airtight container.

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Healthy oatmeal raisin cookies

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For best results, you should use old fashioned or rolled oatmeal and not instant or quick-cooking oats because they are highly processed and loaded with crazy amounts of sugar.  

You can also substitute raisins with cranberries or chocolate chips.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (you can substitute with maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

    Mix flour salt, cinnamon and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.

    In another mixing bowl, add sugar, butter and oats.

    Beat in the eggs with a fork or whisk, one at a time, until you achieve a uniform color. Add raisins and vanilla and mix well.

    Use butter or oil to grease a baking sheet or line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.

    Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and mould into balls and flatten slightly.

    If you want the cookies soft and chewy, bake for 10 minutes. If you prefer them golden brown and crunchy, as we do in our home, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes max.

    Remove from oven and let the cookies stand on the baking sheet for 2 to firm up.

    Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Store in an airtight container.

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