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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

A healthy alternative to regular cookies. No eggs, no sugar, no flour, and no butter!

15 min cook | 6 servings | 10 min prep

Diet Categories:
  • Vegan


  • 3 Mashed Bananas (ripe)
  • 1/3 cup Apple Sauce
  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Peel bananas and mash into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add apple sauce
  3. oats
  4. and almond milk. Stir together.
  5. Add raisins. Stir.
  6. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well.
  7. Use a spoon to scoop small-medium size amounts for each cookie and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


  • Laloofah

    Oh yay, a cookie recipe without margarine, shortening or oil, not an easy thing to find! They look simple and delicious and I look forward to making them. Thank you!!

  • Tara Wasinger

    I made these for dog treats and the dogs loved them!

    • Anna Johnson

      Be careful, raisins can be very toxic for dogs.

  • Laloofah

    I made these cookies today, following the recipe exactly except for adding a couple of tablespoons of mini vegan chocolate chips. They’re tasty, but they bear little resemblance to the cookies in the photo that accompany this recipe (a photo of mine is attached). I’d describe them as banana-raisin haystacks, not oatmeal-raisin cookies! Any idea on why mine don’t look cookie-like like the ones in the photo? You sure the ones in the photo don’t contain any flour? If I make these again (and they are easy, healthy and tasty – if you like the taste of ripe bananas!), I will add some shredded, unsweetened coconut and replace the raisins with dried cranberries.

    Also, I had to bake them for 20-22 minutes before they were done, and let the cookies sit on the non-stick baking sheets for 5-10 minutes before I was able to remove them without their sticking.

    • Kari Ingabert Torkelson

      I also tried these, and mine looked like the photo above, not really like a cookie at all. Tasted ok, but not great. I made 3 trays before I decided to make them more “unvegan” and probably not as healthy, by adding flour and an egg and a pinch of baking soda and a bit of salt…….much tastier results!!

    • dafox

      The dough was super wet, so I added coconut flour. I also sprayed the pan with coconut oil spray before baking. I had no problems with sticking.

  • Rod Mulholland

    I only had 1 banana, so I blended 1.5 green apples into applesauce as a substitute. I also added a mixed cup of brown rice flour and gluten free all purpose flour and used only 1 cup of steel cut oats along with 9 drops of stevia, about a 1/2 cup of maple syrup and 1Tbs of extra-virgin coconut oil. Didn’t need the almond milk.. They were delicious!!

  • Carolyn

    Sorry, nobody in the family liked them. Too mushy.

  • Next Life, NO Kids

    Thank God for your comments! I wish I’d read them BEFORE making these “cookies.” Mine don’t look anything like cookies…or dog treats for that matter. They do bounce though…which the toddler finds pretty amusing. They are really delish, but perhaps next time I’ll try Rod’s recipe and add some gluten-free flour to the mix.

  • Mary Hostetler

    How many calories r in these?

  • Adrian

    I used to think “healthy cookies” was an oxymoron. I have many dietary restrictions and was really happy when I found these all natural cookies I like being able to whip up new recipes as well. Thanks for sharing!

  • dafox

    I guess I should have read the comments before making this. These are not cookies. They are straight up banana muffins in cookie form. I subbed cacao nibs, dates, and pecans for the raisins. My boyfriend loves banana muffins, so he liked them. They would make a great breakfast or snack, but they are not cookies.

  • Cynthia

    Okay, I have worked with this recipe and here is what made these better. First, grind the oats in a mini food processor. 2nd, add ½ tsp salt (makes a big difference!!) 3rd, ½c. walnuts. 4th, ½ tsp allspice, ¼ tsp cloves. Throw in a small handful of rice flour, and well, a small handful of whole wheat flour really helped. I left out the milk. They are sweet enough without sugar or honey.
    • 2 cups Oats (ground)
    • Rice flour/ whole wheat flour
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • ½ tsp Allspice
    • ¼ tsp cloves
    • 3 Mashed Bananas (ripe)
    • 1/3 cup Apple Sauce
    • 1/4 cup Soya Milk (if needed)
    • 1/2 cup Raisins
    • ½ cup walnuts
    • 1 tsp Vanilla
    1. Process oats, add spices, salt, handful of rice flour and wheat flour, set aside.
    2. Peel bananas and mash into a in food processor, Add apple sauce, vanilla.
    3. Stir together.
    4. Add raisins and walnuts. Stir. If too dry add soya milk.
    5. Use a spoon to scoop small-medium size amounts for each cookie and place on an ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
    6. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.