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Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Haven’t you always wanted to eat cookies for breakfast??

vegan oatmeal raisin cookies

These sugar free cookies are filled with wholesome ingredients like bananas, oats, and raisins. See? Totally acceptable for breakfast. Or lunch.

Mmm sure, why not?

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Normally, my goal is to make my healthy dessert recipes not taste healthy. However, these cookies are an exception to that rule. (In other words, don’t expect them to taste like traditional cookies you’d find in a bakery.) The wholesome breakfast cookies won’t be a hit with everyone, and I wouldn’t bring them to a party.

For that, I recommend my popular Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies.

But if you’re used to the taste of healthy desserts—and maybe even if you’re not—these incredibly healthy oatmeal-raisin cookies might just be your newest-favorite cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin #Breakfast Cookies... with NO added sugar! - Sweetened naturally with fruit https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/01/11/oatmeal-raisin-breakfast-cookies/ @choccoveredkt

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Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Also found here: 100 Sugar-Free Recipes

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • scant 1/2 cup applesauce or over-ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I used salted peanut butter)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp raisins (or other dried fruit, or even chocolate chips)
  • 1/16 tsp salt, plus a tiny pinch more if desired (taste dough to decide)
  • 1 packet stevia if using applesauce version (or 1 tablespoon sugar. I actually omitted this altogether. If you have absolutely no sweet tooth, you can try it that way. And if you have a huge sweet tooth—or are used to “non-healthy-tasting” desserts—try adding 1/4 cup sugar. As I said above, don’t expect these to taste like your everyday oatmeal-raisin cookies. I’ll post a recipe for those soon!)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the applesauce or banana with the nut butter, then add all other ingredients and mix until well-combined. Shape into cookies and bake for around 14 minutes. (Alternatively, you can try pulverizing the raisins and oats before combining them with the banana mixture, if you want more sweetness.) This recipe probably yields around 10-12 cookies, but I had to guess… because I ate a considerable amount of the raw dough!

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Raisins: Do you love or hate them?

It seems like people have very strong feelings about raisins—either adoring them or loathing them! My roommate is on Team No-Raisins. Yesterday afternoon, as we were eating the cookies, she kept picking out the raisins and asking, “Couldn’t you have used chocolate chips instead?!” Hmmm, that’s actually not a bad idea. If there’s one thing I love more than raisins, it’s chocolate!

EDIT – Here is the chocolate version:

Chocolate Chip #Breakfast Cookies... with NO added sugar! - Sweetened naturally with fruit https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/04/16/mini-chocolate-chip-breakfast-cookies/ @choccoveredkt

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

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Published on January 11, 2012

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  1. sarah g says

    Ohh, you used my suggestion, dessert for breakfast! (Haha, but then again, I guess most of your breakfast recipes could be classified as “dessert”) These breakfast cookies look delicious. Oh and I live raisins, but find them absolutely repulsive on their own. They taste best in cereals, or mixed in yogurt with other things, and also in oatmeal.

  2. Jennifer JCD says

    Mmm… breakfast cookies! I must admit that we eat similar breakfast cookies quite often. We sometimes add hemp hearts and/or sunflower seeds for an extra energy kick. And we’re on your GO RAISINS team – love them so much we buy them by the case!

    I don’t know where the North American breakfast traditions come from – they all seem so boring. Cookies, cakes, and rice (oddly enough) are my favourite things to eat first thing in the morning. 🙂

  3. Kira says

    Sometimes I just do eat cookies for breakfast… but these would be wayyy better than regular cookies!!
    I’m actually neutral about raisins… don’t love them, but don’t hate them.

  4. Sabrina says

    MMMM, yummy! I was thinking about what I was going to eat for breakfast when I saw this and immediately whipped some up. They are so good!

  5. Rebecca says

    Omg… Thinking about riding my bike to the store later today to purchase ingredients for these breakfast cookies! Can’t wait to try one 😉

  6. Ashley Dodge says

    My boyfriend will adore these- oatmeal raisin is one of his fave cookies! Delicious- thanks for sharing!
    I’ve never been a huge fan of raisins until recently actually- I’ve started having them in my cereal and love adding them to pumpkin bread!

  7. Kara says

    Can’t wait to try these! I’m out of raisins, so I’ll probably sub dried cranberries instead (I love raisins — in fact, I love raisins AND chocolate, so I’ll probably try a batch using both!). I also find myself out of bananas, so I might try applesauce — or do you think pumpkin might be a decent sub?

  8. Helen says

    My son is 15 months old and LOVES raisins. As soon as we try PB on him and know he isn’t allergic, I am going to put these together. He is currently allergic to eggs, so this recipe will be PERFECT.

  9. Amanda says

    I love raisins, especially the golden ones. I think part of the reason is that my mom didn’t really let me have them as a kid, after my dentist at the time told her they were bad for our teeth. No idea if there’s any truth to that, but there are far worse things to eat!

  10. Tiffany says

    I’m making these for breakfast tomorrow 🙂 I would love to see another breakfast recipie for tomorrow! I am really liking your posts with savory recipies like the sweet potato Chili-which is aweome! You rock!

  11. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says

    These look awesome!! I need my breakfasts to be portable so these are the perfect things and I love that they are sugar-free! I’ve only recently started liking the oatmeal-raisin combo and I, like your roommate used to pick out the raisins from cookies! But I wonder if I could add almonds and cranberries instead for a kind of trail-mix cookie?

  12. mrsluckypants says

    You are awesome! Just what I was looking for. I searched your site yesterday and didn’t find any breakfast cookies so these are right on time and they look delicious. Can’t wait to try them. I’m hoping I can get a batch made today to send with the kido’s to school for lunch snacks. Thanks so much!

  13. Lisa Fine says

    I like raisins, but not always. Like sometimes I want them in cookies, and sometimes I don’t. It all depends on my mood. And they’re best when they plump up.

    These would be great crumbled into some pudding, or ice cream, or yogurt. Yum!

  14. Liz says

    Not a raisin fan! I always look at oatmeal raisin cookies like, “Why??? Those could have been so tasty with chocolate chips!” That said, my daughter loves raisins, so I keep them on hand.

  15. Camilla says

    Oh my, these would also make a perfekt snack, on the go :0) I will take them with the raisins, I looooove dried fruits!

  16. Lisa says

    My baby girl will LOVE these. She’s a big fan of “namas” (bananas) and this looks like a PERFECT food that she can feed herself!

    • Nikki Sue says

      Oh my goodness, my 18month old went NUTS for these! More specifically, he went crazy for the batter– the actual cookies are still in the oven.
      We actually used pumpkin in place of the applesauce–so good!!!

    • Pam says

      My brother and I always picked out the raisins too. Mom got smart and started grinding them for cookies. Now it’s so much easier with food processors. Makes the cookies moister as well and I would imagine it would make them seem sweeter.

  17. Lena says

    I loooove raisins. Just yesterday I was at the store and saw a package of something and at a first glance, I was sure it was chocolate covered raisins and I got so excited! (It wasn’t, though. Boooo.) Anyway, once I have the ingredients for this I’m definitely going to make it. Only I’ll probably overload it with nuts and chocolate chips and dried cranberries and raisins and other yummy stuff. 😀

  18. Sarah says

    Hey Katie! First of all, looooved the nutella from yesterday…I’ve eaten almost my whole batch.

    Second, I have a question for you. I’m obsessed with your recipes, like seriously in love. However, my doctor just informed me that I now have to be completely oat-free. Major bummer. Do you ever use quinoa or brown rice flakes in your recipes slash do you know if they would yeild good results??

  19. Amy S. of Naturally Sweet Surprises says

    I couldn’t sit on these! As soon as I read your blog I had to run out and make them. YUM! I added 1 tbsp maple syrup and did it with apple sauce instead of banana. And chocolate chips – loved that idea! I think it needs salt. I’ve already downed several. Thanks for this recipe!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Thank YOU for making them already! I’m always so excited when someone makes one of my recipes.

      As for the salt, I used a very salty pb. But I edited the recipe to say you can add a dash if need be! Thanks for the feedback!

  20. natalie @ southern fit foodie says

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies!!! These look delicious, and who doesn’t like cookies for breakfast?! Raisins are the best – especially in oatmeal. I like adding them when the oatmeal is almost finished cooking so that they plump up nicely.

  21. Erin says

    So glad you posted this… I’ve been digging oatmeal raisin cookies lately. Of the single serve variety. I have yet to discover a suitable one via google…. they’re all “protein breakfast cookies” or super sweet. Can’t wait to try!

  22. Jodi says

    I’ve actually made something sorta close to these cookies. I like healthy eating and with my recipe I was trying to make a healthier version of a granola bar. I add protein powder to my mixture and make “muffins” instead of bars. It’s a quick go to snack anytime of the day but especially before a work.

    I will definitely have to try your cookies though! 🙂

  23. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking says

    HOORAY for breakfast cookies! These look fantastic..maybe even better with the addition of a few chocolate chips in there 🙂

  24. Dana says

    Those look delicious. I love healthy tasting foods/desserts. They probably would be amazing with chocolate chips though 😉

  25. Tina says

    Love these! I think my kids would like them (and they usually hate any kind of “healthy” cookie I make!! ) My only problem is I want to eat all 10 of them right now!

  26. Bethany says

    I just put a batch of these in the oven. I added a little honey since I have quite a sweet tooth. I also went for both the raisins and some chocolate chunks! Can’t wait to try them out (the dough was tasty!).

  27. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    These are cute and how you stacked them without toppling over during the photo shoot…good work 🙂

    I love cooking with raisins and they make great snacks for kids’ or anyone’s lunchbox!

  28. Amanda says

    Just made these…and ate them all! I followed your recipe and used applesauce instead of banana and added some chopped pecans. I didn’t eat any of the dough and yielded about 8 tablespoon-sized cookies. I woke my husband up and we both devoured them all! He loves them! I just used a packet of sweetener and he though they were perfect and he has “normal” taste buds. Thanks for another amazing recipe! I look forward to trying you recipes as soon as I get home from work! Keep ’em coming =)

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Aww yay!!! And I’m glad to know someone with “normal” tastebuds (lol) likes them. I was wary about posting them after my mom said they were horrible… but my roommate and I liked them so much that I went ahead and posted anyway :).

  29. Jen says

    Katie, I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but it is a little misleading to label items such as this “sugar free”. I know you are just trying to say that you aren’t using added sugar, but there is still sugar from natural sources (raisins and bananas both have a good amount). My guess is that most of your readers know this though. Either way, I love your recipes and just made your fudge babies a few weeks ago. 🙂

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Thanks, Jen. What I mean is that it’s free of sugar, as in the white stuff. So, sugar-free!

      (But I would definitely agree with you that I don’t think calling a recipe with agave or honey or maple syrup “sugar free” is correct.)

  30. Becca says

    I made traditional oatmeal raisin cookies the other day but used a banana instead of egg and omitted about 1/4 of the sugar…but I could probably go without the sugar all together. Definitely trying this one! I love raisins!

  31. Mikki says

    I recently discovered your site and can’t wait to try one of your cookie recipes. I would love breakfast ideas for tomorrow!

  32. Albizia says

    Oatmeal and raisins were made to be together and I love them in any form. A cookie, a bar, a muffin or in a bowl – I can never have too much of this combo. But raisins are good in other combinations, too. If you have ever eaten pumpkin stuffed with dried fruit and nuts, you already know it. Rum soaked raisins make some desserts really outstanding compared to their raisin-less versions. And last but not least, my favorite banana bread is packed with raisins and walnuts and I wouldn’t use anything else instead of them. So… I’d love an oatmeal-raisin cookie 🙂 .

  33. Amber K says

    I like raisins themselves, but I HATE them in things. I don’t want to be chewing a yummy cookie only to discover a raisin. I hate them in bread. I’ll just eat them by themselves. But then, I’m the same way with nuts. Blended nuts in a recipe is fine, nuts by themselves are fun, but no chunks of them in my baked goods!

  34. Tracy says

    These look yummy! But one small technicality for the diabetics: they are not “sugar-free” because there are natural sugars in the fruit, etc. They are “no sugar added.”

  35. ~Jessica~ says

    Love raisins. Not like. LOVE.

    When I was a kid I ate two Weetabix with raisins and milk for breakfast every day for almost a year straight.

    xxx

  36. Lana says

    This came into my inbox this morning and, after having been determined to eat some of the Bob’s Red Mill oats I bought and then utterly failing to make oatmeal, I decided to make these!

    I didn’t have raisins; my family hates them but I love them, so instead I used chopped nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts) and a few cranberries. I ended up using 1/2 a tbsp of raw sugar, because I have a tiny sweet tooth when it comes to oats but mother doesn’t, and I used almond/brazil/cashew butter and a banana. They’re great! I’m really tempted to try them with some blueberries next time. :3

  37. Lori says

    I doubled the recipe, so I used 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/ 2 cup bananas. My son is allergic to peanut butter so I subbed cream cheese. I had to mix it up by hand (literally) and I didn’t like the consistency so I threw in another couple of handfuls of oats until it seemed dough like. Hey guess what?! It worked!! I presented them to the family as baked oatmeal though. “Cookie” would have set up expectations that these little jewels could never meet. Thanks so much for the inspiration! They are surprisingly addictive. 🙂

  38. Beth says

    Katie:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made a batch (subbing chocolate chippies for the raisins). Like you, I also omitted sugar — and they turned out so moist and yummy! You can really taste the banana. The dough was very sweet and tasty too.

    I wanted to also say that your website rocks as a whole! Whenever I have a craving for something sweet yet healthy, I head straight to your site. I really like how your recipes are so versatile (ie. you don’t always have to add the sugar if you don’t want, and you can change up the ingredients depending on your craving, and you make suggestions to suit different dietary needs). Keep your creative ideas coming!! : )

  39. Alicia L says

    Thanks Katie! I am doing eat to live, and I hardly had to modify the recipe to make it fit! No sweetener, no salt. They were PERFECT. I made a single serving version and put it aside to have with breakfast tomorrow (I had a nibble). I chose to use a melted banana, pb & raisins. So yummy! Thanks so much. You rock. I love your blog.

    Regards – a fellow chocolate covered, breakfast loving, vegan running gal (seriously, your blog speaks to my soul).

  40. Clare @ SweetnSimple says

    Love oatmeal raisin cookies – these look delicious! And perfectly acceptable for breakfast or lunch 🙂

  41. Angela says

    Yum! I will have to make these as soon as I have all of the ingredients..they sound wonderful (but probably with chocolate chips over raisins..for some reason I’m just not a fan..). They look perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on-the-go, and now that med school has started up again “quick” is a much needed quality 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  42. Katie @ Nutrition in a peanut shell says

    These look delicious, but I hope you do come up with a healthier granola bar! I’ve been craving them like something fierce 🙂

  43. BroccoliHut says

    You’re so right–there are definite raisin lovers and raisin haters. I am a lover–I have a tendency to pick them out of raisin bran and granola…
    My sister doesn’t like them though–she always requests that my mom leave them out of her holiday pumpkin bread.

  44. Kendra says

    Gotta love an easy healthy cookie recipe 🙂 I made a batch tonight using applesauce and 1 tsp of sugar. My bf who loves all things really sugary and buttery loved them, I think the peanut butter won him over. Next time I’m adding dark chocolate chips too. Thank you for a great recipe!

  45. Heidi says

    My 13-year-old daughter and I have been addicted to your blog for the last several months. Thank you for all your healthy kitchen work! These cookies are awesome! We just made a batch for breakfast tomorrow morning, and a few have mysteriously disappeared already. We’ll be having sweet dreams tonight!

  46. Ina says

    A quick (and healthier) answer to tonight’s craving…otherwise I would have caved to the siren song of some Oreos my brother brought home…thank you Katie 🙂 I used applesauce and almond butter, plus a large pinch of salt. For sugar I used a Tbs of pure maple syrup, and used 2 Tbs raisins plus 2 Tbs mini MnM’s. After adding the half cup oats, the batter still seemed a tad wet, so I added another Tbs of oats, plus a Tbs of whole spelt flour. They baked up soft and thick and chewy, just how I like. An added bonus: under 30 min from start (getting ingredients out) to finish (taking them out of the oven). I also love your choc chip cookie dough dip, and find that it tastes even better after languishing in the fridge for 2 – 3 days 🙂

  47. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs says

    The recipe looks great, but would definitely be better with chocolate! Life is better with chocolate in it 🙂

  48. Melissa [email protected] Kids in the Sink says

    I don’t love raisins but the kids do. I could try a different kind of dried fruit too and I’m sure it would be delicious. I love the idea of eating cookies for breakfast and I’m sure the little ones would too! I always ate cookies and donuts and cake-type things as a kid for breakfast but they weren’t the healthy kind. So thankful for websites like this so I can do better for my kiddos!

  49. Karen says

    These were great! I added pureed dates for my sweetener. I usually don’t like raisins in cookies at all, but as I’ve lowered my sugar in my sweets, I guess I’m starting to appreciate them for their sweetness.

  50. Les says

    Just this morning, while eating a bowl of oatmeal, I thought to myself, “I need to make some kind of oatmeal-to-go thingy.” You can now add “psychic” to your list of talents!

  51. Moni'sMeals says

    Fantastic recipe. I have been known to eat cookies for breakfast all the time, they are usually healthy moni style so it is all good. 🙂

  52. Heather @ Run Eat Play says

    These look good – but I do hate raisins. As soon as I saw them I was like, replace the raisins with chocolate chips!! The worst is when you think it’s a chocolate chip and then you bite into it and it’s actually a raisin. Noooo!!!!

  53. Rhona says

    Yum. I just made these easy delicious cookies for breakfast. I ate 2 straight out of the oven and LOVE them. I cannot wait for breakfast. A cup of tea will go great with the rest of those cookies. Thank you!

  54. K says

    These just became a staple in our house. Yum. I used almond butter and apple sauce. I also added a few coconut flakes. Thank you for the delicious and healthy recipe!

  55. Rebecca says

    Made these yesterday but substituted PB2 (powdered peanut butter that is magic) and the consistency came out very odd. I’m thinking the oil in the regular nut butter is essential! But they still taste fairly yummy! I’d say substituting the nut butter with PB2 cut out a lot of calories. I calculated that my cookies were about 25 calories each. But a 55 calorie cookie is great, so I think I’m going to try this again and follow the directions exactly. 🙂

  56. Rebecca says

    Oh I meant to add that I also substituted one T of raisins with 1 T of dark chocolate unsweetened chips. About each cookie had one chip in it so gave it a more rich flavor.

  57. Lisa says

    love oatmeal raisin cookies 🙂 I think they are my favorite. My friends always think I’m “weird” being like, WHAT!? WHY DONT YOU LIKE CHOCOLATE CHIP!? and I’m like, sorry, can’t help it I love the gooeyness of a oatmeal raisin 🙂

    SO I <3 raisins. My brother hates them tho- when we buy raisin bran you'll always find a good 10-20 raisins in the kitchen sink drain. *sigh*

  58. Lecia says

    I love this! I can’t wait to try them. I have been looking for a granola recipe, and I want to use the hot chocolate bars you posted and break them in to chunks and put them in the granola bars. I need some fast breakfast options I can make on a Sunday and eat through out the week! So I am so excited about these cookies, but also excited you’re working on some granola bars 😉

  59. Joanne H says

    These were yummy! I used unsweetened applesauce, but I do want to try it with the banana, that would also taste yummy. I was also thinking of throwing some coconut in them, but I realized with dismay that I didn’t have any left in the house. Oh well, next time! 🙂 Left out the sugar entirely as well, the sweetness from the raisins is enough for me. Thanks for the great recipe, I plan on making these frequently!

  60. Lauren says

    I just made these and they were fantastic! Not a fan of raisins, but I added some dried blueberries and a few unsweetened chocolate chips. Will definitely be making these many times over. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

  61. Kara says

    Yumm! Just made these with my little guy and we both loved them. We used 1 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of ground flax seed. Next time I would probably use 1/2 tbsp of honey or maybe just leave it out! My kids are going to think I’m pretty cool when I let them have cookies for breakfast tomorrow. Thank you!

  62. Laura says

    I made these this morning, and they turned out great! I used peanut butter, banana, and added a little bit of honey. It was my first time making one of your recipes – I look forward to making more in the future! Thank you!

  63. Shaina says

    I made these over the weekend, but instead of raisins I used white chocolate chips and cherry-infused dried cranberries….absolutely delicious!!! Great, simple, healthy recipe!

  64. jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies says

    You know what else would be good in these, craisins!! =) Just thought of that as I was headed over here! Aaaannnywho…. made these last night and loved them, but they were a little ‘soft’ and ‘mushy’. Did I do something wrong or is that how they should be? The flavor was great, but the texture was just a little funny. Here is a link to my post. Overall a great recipe!! =)

    http://jolynccc.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/breakfast-lunch-and-dinner-cookies/

  65. [email protected] says

    I actually make a similar cookie, but I don’t use nut butter (I tried it once, but it actually cut the sweetness of the banana.) Without the nut butter, you really don’t need any sweetener at all- the raisins and the banana do the trick. I originally used oil and then I saw that pumpkin could be used in recipes in place of oil and adding pumpkin just took these to the next level.

    http://teachinggoodeaters.blogspot.com/2011/11/warning-these-cookies-are-really.html

  66. Kristy says

    Thanks for posting this recipe! Made these using applesauce and Enjoy Life chocolate chips and they turned out fantastic! Oh, and it sure was hard to resist eating the raw dough!

  67. Keri says

    These look awesome and perfect for my twinks for a quick breakfast on their way to school! Do you happen to know if they freeze well? I’m all about making big batches and having food at the ready!

  68. Hannah says

    These are in my oven right this moment, and I’m resisting the urge to pop one of the magma-like spheres into my mouth right this minute. Self control. Self control, hah.
    Thank you!

  69. alyssa booko says

    katie dear
    i just went vegan. thanx for all your hard work. i can have treats thanx to you. do you classify the vegan treats anywhere?
    May God Bless and bless and bless you 70 times 7.
    alyssa

  70. Bethany says

    I just made these and they are pretty good. Definitely not like the traditional oatmeal-raisin cookie (I’m going to try your flourless one today too!) but they make a good snack. 🙂 I also tried it with chocolate chips and those were delicious! With the choco-chip ones I only used half the peanut butter and (obviously) no raisins. Yum!

  71. Katie says

    These are my new obsession! Absolutely LOVE them! I omitted the salt and sugar and they are still amazing. Thank you for this recipe! 🙂

  72. Megan says

    These are sooo good! I tried both versions, the banana and the applesauce and I have to say I prefer the applesauce. I also tried another applesauce version with cut up date and pecans. So yummy! I plan on making many variations of these. I made two batches and they disappeared in 24 hours!

  73. Callie says

    I was craving a chocolate but I’m on a diet so decided to make these! Not a banana fan so I used unsweetened applesauce, and two tablespoons of sugar because i’m out of stevia. Instead of raisins I used mini chocolate chips (two tablespoons) and they were awesome. I think these are going to be a new staple in my house! Thanks Katie!

  74. tanya says

    I made these last night, I used applesauce instead of the banana, and they did not turn out too well. I have not used the banana yet, but I would reccomend using that instead. Not very flavorful, so I would reccomend using nuts or chocolate chips. 🙂
    Also, I used about 1/4 Flour & 1/2 MORE oats because my batter was very watery.

  75. Mick says

    I just made these cookies but I added dark chocolate chips in instead of the raisins. They were delicious! Even my sister loved them, and she hates anything healthy! Thank you so much for posting this recipe =)

  76. Aimee says

    Much prefer these with the banana but i might make them next time as Ferial did above. They have been a huge hit in this house! Thanks Katie 🙂

  77. gv says

    I love it that they are a small recipe so I don’t have tons I have around and that you have nutritional info. I figure it all out for myself but I like it that you’ve done it for me :). I just got gf oats so this is great.

  78. Mandie says

    I just made these this morning! I used banana & chocolate chips. They were awesome!
    I don’t mind the ‘healthy’ taste of these little things at all – kind of makes me feel good about eating them. No Guilt! lol

    Next time I make them I’m not going to add anything to them & add extra cinnamon.

    Question – Does cashew butter have a more mild flavor than pb or almond butter? Some in my family do not care for the pb taste & I thought that perhaps cashew butter was the answer; as I know that almond butter has a strong flavor.

  79. Gabrielle @ Marathons and Macarons says

    I made these with applesauce, chopped pistachio nuts and dried apricots – they were fantastic! I also used some nutmeg. The peanut butter makes them soft and gooey, which I love in a cookie. My only regret was that I didn’t double the recipe! 🙂

  80. Kerri says

    Hi Katie! I make these breakfast cookies a lot. We love them! But today, I had leftover pumpkin in my fridge, no applesauce, and had to reserve my last banana for my baby boy. I had been waiting to try a new twist on these. I didn’t have time to check and see if anyone else already posted results for this substitute, but I know you love to read that kind of feedback. I replaced the banana with pumpkin and the raisins with two tablespoons of mini chocolate chips. They are delicious! I think I’ll put allspice and nutmeg in next time though. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. We love so many of them!

  81. Amy says

    we have nut allergies so I can’t use PB. Is there something I could use as a substitute?
    Thank you 🙂

  82. leanna says

    Made these and linked them to this page from my blog! I think I over-baked mine, because they came out almost like granola….which was pretty good regardless 🙂

  83. Jess says

    Just made these, thank you so much, they are delicious and healthy, I love them! Keep up the good work xxxxxxxx

  84. Kim says

    I make these often and usually double the recipe! I like both the applesauce and banana version. My kids go wild when we have “cookies” for breakfast! Thank you 🙂

  85. Lara says

    Katie, what do you use to mix this? do I need to use a food processor or just with a spoon and bowl? 🙂

    and I’m totally pro raisin! I love raisins! thank you for this recipe!

  86. Michelle Sartor says

    This looks like a delicious recipe. We love peanut butter and will try that version, though I imagine almond butter is tasty.
    My family likes golden raisins MUCH better than the typical dark raisin. I think it’s because they’re more camouflaged in the cookie.

  87. Jillian Marie says

    These are in the oven now! I used cashew butter as the nut butter, carob chips as oppose to the raisins, and added 1 TBLS raw honey (on top of the packet of truvia). Also, a local farm near me makes Chunky Rum Applesauce, so I used that. I measured the cookies with a TBLS measuring spoon & got 14 cookies at 2 weight watchers points plus value per cookie. I’m so excited to try them!

    • Jillian Marie says

      p.s. They’re amazing! Next time I will make each cookie 2 TBLS each instead of just one so they’re a little bigger. Or maybe I’ll keep them small, sandwich ice cream in the middle of 2 of them and make ice cream sandwiches!

  88. Chelle says

    I just made these. Yum!

    I used craisins instead of raisins since that was what I had on hand and added just a pinch of baking soda! They are really yummy! Thanks for the great recipes!

  89. Rachel says

    I made these last night and they are great! My son loved them for breakfast this morning. Next time I will try the applesauce version, as I didn’t love the slight banana taste. So easy and healthy! Thanks!

  90. Nessa says

    I am making these now!! The batter was delicious; I had to tear myself away from eating all the batter. 😉

    I used almond butter, golden raisins, 2 TBS coconut, and left the rest the same. They’re baking as I type… 😀

    Thank you, Katie! Your recipes are truly helping me to achieve my weight loss goal! <3

  91. Melissa says

    Just made these! I used crunchy roasted almond butter and mixed raisins and chocolate chips and added a tsp of coconut sugar/crystals. OMG. I’ve already eaten 3 of them! I wish I had another black banana so I could make another batch! ha ha ha

  92. Sara says

    These make a perfect breakfast snack on the go! I just made a batch this morning and between my husband and me, they are almost gone. Was tempted to double the recipe but wanted to try it out before I ended up with loads of something neither of us loved. Clearly that is not the problem. I’ll try again this weekend with some coconut additions — the almond butter and golden raisin/cranberry mix was good but what isn’t better with coconut? Thanks for the ideas, other readers!

  93. Lenore says

    I was duped! Saw these on pinterest and thought they were chocolate chip. Raisins have no business in my treats. I will try the recipe with chocolate chips, perhaps.

  94. Kim says

    Made these yesterday for hubby and me. They were delish! And the recipe made just the right amount (8 cookies about 1.5″ in diameter). I sub’d the applesauce with banana, as suggested.
    Thanks for another great recipe!

  95. Amy sloan says

    I love these and here is my favorite variation. So far. If you love the Kirkland brand Cashew Clusters from Costco you know there are a lot of nutty crumbs left at the bottom of the bag. I throw those in with the oats. Then add applesauce and cashew butter to go with it. I prefer chopped up dried apricots over raisins. Try it, you’ll like it!!

  96. Danielle in NH says

    Thanks, Katie, for such a great recipe! I cannot count the number of times I have made it. And, surprisingly, it is THE requested snack at my son’s 4 year old preschool class. Even the kid that eats nothing but pretzels and Oreo cookies loves them. I have made multiple variations (applesauce/sunflower butter/mini chocolate chip, banana/peanut butter/raisin/extra cinnamon, banana/peanut butter/raisin/chocolate chip/extra cinnamon) and by FAR the favorite is the last – banana/peanut butter/raisin/chocolate chip/extra cinnamon. Can’t wait to cook my way through all your recipes.

  97. Rebecca says

    The first time I made these I pretty much gobbled down the whole mixture and cooked cookies, and had to quickly donate some to my sister to help! So light, you can really get carried away.

    Second time, I decided the mixture itself would make a good breakfast on its own. Protein (nut butter), & fibre and all so delicious!

    Now I have decided to mix it up a little to use the mixture to make “energy bars” for after the gym. I usually have a banana and peanut butter (no added salt, oil, sugar kind) but I figured with that as the basis of this recipe I could add more goodness! I have now added dried cranberries, seasame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Protein ahoy! A zillion times better then those farm-yard smelling whey drinks !

    Thank you
    X

  98. Lini says

    I actually used to not like raisins, but I love them now. Maybe it’s because I’m older!
    I can’t wait to try these cookies!

  99. Heather says

    These were delishhhh!!!! I was looking for a healthy breakfast cookie recipe and this was healthier than any breakfast cookie recipes I could find. The kids and I loved them!

  100. darlene says

    I did like it uncooked. It was so much sweeter (without any added sugar). I tried it again today-raw and I believe the apple wasn’t as sweet, so it didn’t wow me like last night. But, it did save me from the need of cake or a not so healthy cookie binge. Thanks.

  101. twinkle says

    The dough tasted great!!!! …oh…the cookies you say?? Uhhh..The dough tasted great!!! Lol ate the dough before they turned into cookies:) TRY THIS RECIPE!!! IT IS DELICIOUS XD

  102. Maddie says

    You’re website has been such a blessing! I have a huge sweet tooth/ love to make food for people but I feel yucky if I eat too many traditional goodies (or dough when I’m cooking- I mean who can resist?) but this website lets me cook for my dad and parents and eat as much as my tummy can handle! And who woulda thunk that my dads favorite carrot cake would be vegan?? You’re awesome and been given an awesome gift! Thank you! (Ps I share your immense love for breakfast foods- no better meal of the day!)

  103. Taylor says

    These are literally the best breakfast cookies ever; I LOVE the hint of peanut butter! I also add a bit of milk to mine to make them a tad less dry, and they’re amazing! Thank you!

  104. Taylor says

    These are literally the best breakfast cookies ever; I LOVE the hint of peanut butter! I also add a bit of milk to mine to make them a tad less dry, and they’re amazing! Thank you!

  105. Leire says

    Can you leave the nut butter out? Does it affect its consistency? BTW, love your recipes! It’s the only way to have my family eat vegan and healthy desserts and snacks!

  106. Kc says

    I would live to make these for my kids, except they are allergic to nuts (including sunflower seeds). Do you have a suggestion for a nut-butter replacement?

  107. Alex says

    I burnt my first patch slightly but they still tasted yummy, they were flatter than the ones in your photos, which im assuming comes down to too much apple sauce. I cant wait to try a second patch

  108. Stephanie says

    I just made these today and they are amazing and I don’t even like raisins! I made a double batch and did use brown sugar (1/3 cup) and did half peanut butter and half almond butter. They were fantastic! My kids loved them and everyone I gave one to asked for another and the recipe. Thanks! Oh, and I upped the cinnamon as well because I am sort of a freak for cinnamon. 🙂

  109. Tatum says

    Just made these for breakfast! They’re delicious! I used banana and didn’t add any sugar and I thought they were plenty sweet. But, my pb has some sugar in it, so that may be why. Thanks! I’m in love with your blog, btw 🙂

  110. Audrey says

    Yummy! Made these for my kids, so I substituted the sugar for maple syrup (our sweetener of choice) and it was a big hit.

  111. Marissa says

    Just left philly and am finally home for the holidays. home screams comfort and comfort screams cookies. According to the fruit bowl, some individuals have been ignoring the amount of bananas we have! Making many of these to try tomorrow! Thank you

  112. Nicole says

    Just made these for breakfast for mommy and myself, and OMG, they were amazing! I actually didn’t have any banana or applesauce on hand (*gasp*) so I actually used an egg per 1/4 cup of applesauce. It was great! I also substituted nuts and dried cranberries for the raisins. They were divine! Thanks, Katie, for another awesome recipe. 🙂

  113. Maceo says

    Katie, I’ve had these cookies a bunch of times. I use them as a life saving cheat snack while on the Hcg diet. Coconut oil instead of nut butter. Cranberries instead of raisins. And I sometimes steal my babies blueberry applesauce blend for the sauce! Mmm. Thanks so much. You’re awesome!

  114. Kerry campbell says

    Oh my goodness, if u do one thing today, make these, they are so ridiculously good!!! I’m just making a second batch because we almost ate the first, and I only just took them out of the oven. Yummy is an understatement, approved my Mummy, Daddy and 3 year old. X

  115. Pawan says

    I made these without the raisins (don’t like them!) and they were fantastic!! I used crunchy peanut butter and they are just amazing.

    Your blog is awesome!! Thank you!

  116. Madison says

    Tasty tasty! Just made these cookies and me and my husband loved them! I am Team no raisins as well and went the chocolate chip route. Apple sauce is the bomb in cookies who knew!

  117. Elle says

    I added 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and loved it! It helped give them the consistency of cookies more so than a similar recipe I tried in the past. Thanks!

  118. Ruchita Sarvaiya says

    Waiting for the banana and muesli cupkins to cook! ( I had no vanilla essence and no rolled oats; hence the muesli. ) I was inspired after I saw your recipe and the kitchen smells yummy!! There goes my timer!! 🙂 thank you sooo much! Practice for Macmillan Cancer Care Coffee Morning! ❤️

  119. Jenny says

    I am baking these now. I added honey instead of Stevia, some coconut, and a few chocolate chips in addition to the raisins. I got 15 cookies out of it. I’m hopeful they will taste good!

  120. Jane says

    Hi Katie,

    Just wondering if these are meant to be chewy or crunchy?

    I’m new to baking but excited to try these.

    Thank you.

  121. Emily says

    I just made these and tried the first one hot out of the oven and they taste sooo good!!
    I tried the version with chocolate chips as well as the one with raisins (because I couldn’t decide haha) and I also pulverized the oats before adding them to the batter and they turned out really nicely!
    Thanks for this great recipe! 🙂

  122. Rachel says

    I just made these while doing some snack prepping- DELISH!!!! Added a chopped up dark chocolate dove promise square (:

  123. Kathy Gossett says

    My husband loves cookies but he is diabetic. I am not sure which is the best flour to use in cookies, the almond flour or the coconut flour. I am having trouble finding a recipe for these flours. He does like Zing; how much do I use to replace regular sugar. Thank you for your help. Kathy G.

    • Physco219 says

      I too am diabetic. See my comment. I omitted all the sugar and keep the cookies small. To me the cookies were fine without. Hope this helps.

  124. Terri says

    Great recipe! Used mashed banana, chunky peanut butter, and chocolate covered dried cranberries and they were delicious! Thanks!

  125. Physco219 says

    I made these with smooth peanut butter, quick cook oats (all i had) and banannas. The batter is loose and gooey. It tasted amazing. I opted to omit sugar as I didn’t feel it would be needed. (This proved to be fine for us.) A few suggestions that I want to try next time:
    Honey roasted peanut butter
    Other dries fruits
    Chocolate chips
    Add egg make more protein and maybe more airy.
    Shape like biscuits
    Squeeze out of a Ziploc bag
    Brown sugar or other sweeteners
    Fry in non stick pan
    Candies

    In all this is a great base to add to or do as is to keep it simple. I plan on making these for a scouts group as a “trail mix bar” given the taste they’ll never know its pretty healthy and easy too. These could easily be made in advace or fire side. Enjoy.

  126. Katie says

    I just made these. The flavor is delicious, but they didn’t firm up. I even baked them longer – 16 minutes, but they didn’t stick together. We had to eat them with a fork.

  127. Teddi Bear says

    Love, Love, Love this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. I use it as a base and put whatever fruit puree, over ripe apples, bananas, overripe pears I have even a can of peaches if that is all I have…although the family liked the peaches better than me. I add goji berries, raw sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cranberries, dried cherries or chocolate whatever we have…usually all in same batch. Oh, my DH doesn’t like stevia so I add a little honey. They are filling and good…as oatmeal can get a little boring. Serve with finger food such as apple slices, celery or carrot sticks…what ever you have. There you go… a great breakfast!

  128. Maria says

    Hi! How much stevia is in a packet? I have the big container. Also, are we able to print out this recipe? I am not seeing a print icon. I did make your flourless oatmeal raisin cookies and they are great (but would like to try a lower sugar option!)! Thanks!

  129. Mom says

    Had no applesauce, Blended half a fresh apple and used a small chopped peach insted of raisins. Runny dough so I baked them in muffin tins. My kids loved these.

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