Delicious Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Recipes And Tips

stack of vegan oatmeal raisin cookies with milk

Vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are a treat you can eat anytime. They’re nutritious and delicious, and even the pickiest eaters among you will be clamoring for more.

In this article, we’ve assembled recipes for our favorite vegan oatmeal raisin cookies. We’re sure your whole family will love them.

We’ll also introduce you to oatmeal on a mission and let you in on how you can be a part of our unique community effort to supply servings of our hot cereal to food banks in your area.

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipes And Tips

1) Classic Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

vegan oatmeal raisin cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of vegan butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • ¾ cup of raisins (small and seedless)
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the vegan butter and brown sugar
  3. Mix in the golden syrup, molasses, and vanilla
  4. In another bowl, add the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, desiccated coconut, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix well
  5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix by hand until crumbly (don’t use the electric mixer for this part)
  6. Add in the soy milk and mix again
  7. At this point, the dough should be very thick but you should be able to roll it into a ball
  8. Mix in the raisins and chopped walnuts
  9. Roll the dough into balls and place onto the baking tray (aim to get around 20 cookies)
    Tip: As you roll the dough, try your best to spread the raisins throughout the dough so that all cookies have a few raisins inside.
  10. Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 15 minutes (the tops will be golden brown, the edges will be firm, and middles will still be soft)
  11. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray and firm up before moving them
  12. Store in an airtight container

For more delicious vegan fare, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: 7 Vegan Breakfast Ideas For A Healthy And Delicious Meal.

2) Thick And Chewy Cookies

Thick And Chewy Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) of vegan butter (at room temperature)
  • ½ cup of dark brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, and baking soda
  4. Set aside
  5. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the vegan butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy
  6. Add in the dry ingredients and beat until combined with the butter and sugars (dough will be crumbly)
  7. With the stand mixer on medium-low, pour in the almond milk
  8. Beat only until a dough has formed (about 45 seconds to one minute)
  9. Scoop about two tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball
  10. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
  11. Repeat until all dough is gone
  12. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes
  13. Remove cookie sheet from refrigerator and place in the oven
  14. Bake for 14-16 minutes until golden around the edges
  15. Allow to cool on a wire rack
  16. Enjoy!

Tip: Don’t bake cookies for more than 16 minutes. Cookies will have a slightly under-baked look in the middle, but once they cool, they set up perfectly.

For more information on baking the best vegan oatmeal cookies, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Delicious Vegan Oatmeal Cookies In 10 Easy Steps.

3) Oatmeal Raisin Cookies With Chocolate Chips

A Stack of Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies With Chocolate Chips

Ingredients

  • Flax egg (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 5 tablespoons water)
  • ¾ cup of vegan butter (at room temperature)
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of raisins (optional)
  • ¼ cup of vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. To make flax egg, combine the ground flax and water in a small bowl; set aside for 10 minutes (it will thicken up and turn into a gel)
  4. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk to combine
  5. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar using a hand or stand mixer on medium speed
  6. Mix in the flax egg and vanilla until just combined
  7. Add the sugar and butter mixture to the large bowl of dry ingredients
  8. Using a spatula, mix together until just combined and a dough is formed (The dough will be slightly sticky and thick. If the dough is crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons of vegan milk or water to help it stick.)
  9. Gently fold in the oats, chocolate chips, and raisins
  10. Chill the dough for 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator before continuing
  11. Roll dough into 1½-inch balls (about 1.5 tablespoons) and place onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart; slightly press them down using a spoon or your hands
  12. Place the remaining dough in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the second batch
  13. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden (don’t overbake)
  14. Cookies will be soft and look undercooked on top — that’s normal and they’ll firm up as they cool
  15. Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes
  16. Transfer to a cooling rack
  17. Make sure the baking sheet is completely cool before starting the second batch

Tip: The flax egg yields a puffier cookie and a softer texture inside, but you can make these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies without the flax egg if you choose. They’re still delicious.

If you skip the flax egg, add 2-4 tablespoons of non-dairy milk to the mix so the dough doesn’t crumble. Measure in 1 tablespoon at a time and stop when the dough sticks together (any more and the dough will be overly wet).

Want more oatmeal cookie recipes? Check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies For A Healthy Snack Anytime.

4) Peanut Butter Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Peanut Butter Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of coconut oil (solid but softened)
  • ⅔ cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 flax egg (2 tablespoons flax + 5 tablespoons water)
  • ¾ cup of gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup of blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Make the flax egg: combine the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 10 minutes until it thickens into a gel
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. In a large bowl, cream together coconut oil and coconut sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Beat in peanut butter and vanilla extract
  6. After letting the flax egg set, beat in the flax egg until well blended
  7. Combine the oats, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  8. Add into the peanut butter mixture and beat until just combined
  9. Chill cookie dough, covered, at least 2 hours and up to 1 week
  10. Form rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on baking sheet
  11. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until just pale golden brown
  12. Cool cookies completely on the baking sheet before removing and serving

Tip: Arrange shelves in the oven so the cookie sheet is in the middle while it bakes. This will allow for a consistent temperature throughout the process.

For other delicious oatmeal snack options, check out this article from The Soulfull Project blog: Simple No-Bake Oatmeal Bars The Whole Family Will Love.

Vegan Cookies Are Easy With Hot Cereal

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Want to make these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies even more delicious? Try adding hot cereal to the mix.

Hot cereal contains oats and is a vegan food (so you can still call them vegan oatmeal raisin cookies), but it’s also packed full of other hearty grains, including:

  • Rye
  • Quinoa
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Barley

And, at The Soulfull Project, we add even more delicious and nutritious ingredients to create flavors such as:

Any one of these varieties will transform your vegan oatmeal raisin cookies into a treat the whole family will love.

Plus, remember that for every serving you purchase, The Soulfull Project will provide a serving of our hot cereal to a regional food bank in your area.

With your help, The Soulfull Project makes it easy for all of us to have an impact on the health and happiness of our neighbors. That’s peace of mind and body you can’t find anywhere else.

For more information on the serving-for-serving program and to check out all of our delicious oatmeal and hot cereal flavors, visit TheSoulfullProject.com today.