Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Oil-Free & Refined-Sugar-Free)
Soft, chewy, and full of flavor, these Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies make a delicious dessert--or a healthy breakfast. Since they're oil and refined sugar-free you can feel good about eating them any time of day!
Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
Fold the raisins into the batter until evenly distributed.
Using a cookie/ice cream scoop or two spoons, drop 2 to 3 tablespoons of the batter onto a lined baking sheet in rows. You should have about 12 cookies. Be sure to leave a little space between the cookies (they will spread, but not as much as cookies made with butter).
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven, place the cookies on a cooling rack or plate and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy right away or store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can store these cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months.
For more uniform cookies, press flat with a spatula before baking.
If using store-bought almond butter, be sure to check the ingredients. Some add salt or sugar, which could affect the flavor of the cookies. If using salted almond butter, reduce or omit the added salt in this recipe.
Feel free to swap out the raisins with walnuts, pecans, dried cranberries, dried cherries, chocolate chips, or whatever you like!