I’ve been craving oatmeal raisin cookies like crazy. I tried to get past my cravings by eating oatmeal with raisins, chocolate cookies with raisins, and just plain ol’ raisins. Nothing worked. I finally gave in and whipped together a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies from the sad assortment of ingredients I had in my pantry. They turned out wonderful – chewy, moist, and the perfect amount of sweetness. It’s nice when experimental baked goods turn out okay 🙂
Dairy Free Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
makes 12 cookies
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together coconut oil, brown sugar, and sugar until well combined. Mix in applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together oats, flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir into wet ingredients until combined and then stir in raisins. Dough should be very sticky.
- Roll into 2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Gently press down on dough to flatten cookies slightly. Bake in preheated oven for 10 – 13 minutes or until edges are firm. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.