I think oatmeal raisin cookies are my absolute favorite.
There is just something about that combination that works every time. This recipe is quite yummy and of course you can adjust it a bit to suit your taste. Don’t like raisins? Leave them out – or substitute dried cranberries, or even chocolate chips.
These really are healthy cookies. This recipe uses a bit of applesauce to sweeten, so there is not as much sugar as other recipes call for.
The whole batch of cookies has just 1/2 cup of flour in total. Not bad for a delicious tasting oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
Replace the white flour with whole wheat flour for even more nutritional value.
Oats are SO healthy for us. You can read all about the health benefits of eating oats here.
If you don’t like raisins in your oatmeal cookies, it’s simple. Just leave them out. Or substitute with an equal amount of chopped nuts, like healthy walnuts. Walnuts make a great addition to this recipe and certainly add to the healthy cookie idea.
This is such an easy cookie recipe and so yummy you will want to make them over and over again.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups oats, quick-cooking
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, applesauce, butter, egg white and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the oats and raisins.
- Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes or until golden. Makes about 40 cookies.
- Substitute dried cranberries for the raisins called for in the recipe for another healthy cookie alternative.
- For a sugar free cookie recipe make coconut sugar oatmeal cookies. Simply replace the sugar with an equal amount of coconut sugar.
- Tip for Diabetics: Raisins are very high in sugar. If you really want to control your blood sugar level, omit the raisins and add lots of nuts.
- Adding 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts not only tastes great, walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat. Find out why here.
I have included this recipe as one of our diabetic recipes for a couple of reasons. Oats are very good for diabetics and each cookie has only 8 grams of carbs. That said, this would be even better with more of the sugar cut out or replaced with something like coconut sugar, which is much lower on the glycemic index, which means it is much easier on your blood sugar level.