These vegan oatmeal raisin almond butter cookies are a spin-off of my favourite vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookies! Instead of using peanut butter, however, you’ll use almond butter or sunflower seed butter and raisins instead of the optional chocolate chips!
Who’s in the mood for cookies? I’ve fallen fast and hard for these vegan oatmeal raisin almond butter cookies. They’re chewy, sweet, and made with lots of healthy ingredients like spelt flour, oats, coconut sugar, maple syrup, coconut oil, and almond butter!
You know I’m not one to shy away from enjoying decadent desserts, but creating healthier versions of traditional recipes is something that I love to do. I think you’ll love these vegan oatmeal raisin almond butter cookies because their flavour and texture is reminiscent of white sugar- and butter-laden oatmeal raisin cookies, but their nutritional profile is much improved. Plus, they can be made in one bowl, so clean-up is a breeze!
to make these vegan oatmeal raisin cookies, you’ll:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine flax and water in a large mixing bowl and set aside to “gel” for a couple of minutes.
- Add softened coconut oil, almond butter (or your preferred nut or seed butter), coconut sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl and cream using an electric mixer (or a whisk in a pinch).
- Add the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, flour, rolled oats, and raisins, mixing after each addition. If the dough seems too sticky, add a couple tablespoons to a quarter of a cup more flour, and if it seems too dry, add a couple tablespoons of non-dairy milk.
- Roll into golf ball-sized balls and place on prepared sheets. Lightly press down with your fingers and bake for 10-12 minutes.
I hope you are all having a great week so far and that you enjoy these cookies! If you make them, leave a comment and rating below to let me know how you liked them, and tag @upbeet.kitchen and #upbeetkitchen if you share a photo to Instagram!
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Almond Butter Cookies
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 20–24 cookies 1x
- Diet: Vegan
Easy, one bowl, vegan oatmeal raisin almond butter cookies that are perfectly chewy, sweet, and one incredible snack or dessert–especially with a glass of cold non-dairy milk!
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax plus 2.5 tbsp water)
- ⅓ cup virgin coconut oil, softened
- ½ cup almond butter (or sub sunflower seed butter, tahini, or nut/seed butter of choice)
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- 1 ¼ cups light spelt flour, plus more if needed
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ⅔ cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Whisk together the flax and water in a large mixing bowl. Set aside for a couple of minutes to thicken.
- To the bowl, add coconut oil, almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Cream using an electric mixer, or a whisk if you do not have a mixer.
- Add the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, flour, rolled oats, and raisins, stirring well after each addition.
- If the dough seems too sticky, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the consistency is such that you can roll it into balls without it sticking to your hands too much. If the dough seems too dry, add some non-dairy milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. (I find that the consistency of the dough varies based on how runny your nut butter is, hence these instructions!)
- Roll the dough into golf ball-sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. You should have 20-24 balls. Press down lightly with wet fingers to prevent sticking.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on the pans before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
If you don’t have any light spelt flour, you can try using whole spelt or whole wheat flour. The cookies will be more dense, but they should still turn out well.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: vegan oatmeal raisin cookies
These are very tasty, with the following caveats. There are WAY too many raisins. They just took over. And the dough was kind of dry, but I used all purpose flour rather than spelt, so perhaps that was my fault. Also, there really isn’t any way to “soften” coconut oil–it’s either solid or melted, and in this recipe it needs to be melted.
Hey Molly, thanks so much for giving these cookies a try! I’m sorry that I somehow missed approving your comment. I was in the midst of moving houses in November and missed approving a few comments; was just going through them today and found this!
Just to clarify as far as the coconut oil goes- in this recipe, what I meant is that it is supposed to be at room temperature, as opposed to super solid as it might be if stored in the fridge or in a cold house. 🙂 Not melted.