These Coconut Oil No Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have the same taste and texture as a traditional oatmeal cookie, but made grain free! Sweet, chewy, and so delicious!
I have always loved oatmeal raisin cookies. The chewy texture, the sweet raisins, and the subtle taste of cinnamon- the perfect cookie in my opinion. Unfortunately, oatmeal gives me a pretty bad stomach ache so I created these with coconut instead and it’s amazing how spot-on the texture is! It even has that rough look of an oatmeal cookie. I thought they would be good, but I didn’t think they would be THIS good!
I didn’t just make these oat-less, I also made them dairy free by using coconut oil and refined sugar free by using coconut sugar. These are chewy and caramelized on the edges and so soft in the middle. Eating one reminds me exactly of eating a traditional oatmeal cookie- they are that delicious!
Now I am all about a chewy cookie and have been known to under bake them just to be sure they aren’t overdone. These are a little different though. It may seem like a long time to bake them, but you want to follow that or they won’t hold together. I learned this the hard way 🙂 If you like them crispy, feel free to add a couple minutes. They also need a few minutes to cool on the sheet tray because they will be too soft to handle right away.
Okay, so for you raisin haters- I know you’re out there- yes, you can replace the raisins with chocolate chips. Or cranberries, or nuts, or really whatever your favorite add-in is. Nothing can take the place of a tasty plump raisin, but do as you wish!
You will love these because they are super easy to make (no mixer required), delicious and grain free.
Jessica is a self taught cook/baker from Michigan who enjoys local farmers markets, baking competitions, and kayaking with her husband. She specializes in Paleo and other desirable recipes that can be seen over on her own food blog.