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vegan oatmeal raisin cookies
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Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The best vegan oatmeal raisin cookies that taste like the old-fashioned, homemade kind you grew up eating! Full of raisins, raisin puree, oats and cinnamon! Super soft and chewy
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, southern, Vegan
Keyword butter, cinnamon, flaxseed, no eggs, oatmeal, vegan, without butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 40 cookies


  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 8 tablespoons water divided
  • cups raisins divided
  • 1/2 cup Vegan butter (unsalted) like Earth Balance
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cups Quick oats


  • Preheat oven 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until it thickens like a glob. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, puree 1/2 cup raisins with remaining 5 tablespoons water. (can add more water if needed to make a thick puree) Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together vegan butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Mix in flaxseed mixture and raisin puree.
  • Stir in vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Stir in oats and remaining raisins (can add more raisins if desired)
  • Gently combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients, just until combined. Do NOT overwork the batter.
  • Drop by the tablespoon, 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies sit on hot pan for 2 minutes to finish cooking.
  • Place cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
  • Once cooled, store in airtight container between layers of parchment paper to prevent cookies from sticking to each other.