Easy Vegan Oat and Raisin Cookies
This recipe for vegan oat and raisin cookies is both simple and delicious. Perfect for a snack or a sweet treat, these cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings.
The recipe provided for vegan oatmeal and raisin cookies should give you approximately 12 to 15 cookies, depending on the size of each cookie.
For extra crunch, consider adding chopped walnuts or pecans to the dough. Feel free to also experiment with spices. Nutmeg or allspice can add a nice warmth. For a sweeter twist, add vegan chocolate chips to the dough.
To make 12 servings
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 150g rolled (porridge) oats
- 100g raisins
- 120ml coconut oil, melted
- 100g brown sugar
- 60ml maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
How to make easy vegan cookies:
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Stir in the oats and raisins.
- In a separate bowl, mix the melted coconut oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Scoop tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking tray, spacing them about 5cm apart.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your vegan oatmeal and raisin cookies with a cup of tea or as a quick snack!
Mixing and Baking Tips
- Don’t Overmix: Mix the dough just until the ingredients are combined. Overmixing can lead to tough cookies.
- Consistent Size: Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to ensure all your cookies are the same size. This helps them to bake evenly.
- Spacing: Leave enough space between each cookie on the baking tray. They will spread a bit as they bake.
- Cooling: Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before storing. This helps maintain their texture.
- Storing: Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature to retain their freshness. They usually last well for about a week.
- Freezing: You can freeze the cookie dough balls or the baked cookies. For the dough, freeze them on a tray and then transfer to a freezer bag. Bake from frozen, adding a couple of extra minutes to the baking time.