Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

healthy oatmeal raisin cookies

Fun Fact: when I was younger oatmeal raisin were my favorite type of cookies, but none of the other kids liked them because they were considered “healthy” cookies. The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up oatmeal raisin recipes and realized that there is nothing healthy about them! So I decided to make my own healthier version.

Unlike most oatmeal raisin cookie recipes that are made with white flour, refined sugar, and are overall nutrient-poor, this recipe is made with oats, root vegetable flour, and is rich in fiber.

healthy oatmeal raisin cookies

Key Ingredients in Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

Tigernut Flour: If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know that I LOVE using Tigernut Flour. For those of you who are unfamiliar, tigernut is a root vegetable. It is naturally gluten free and has a sweet flavor which is why I love baking with it. Tigernut flour is rich in prebiotic fiber. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria (probiotics) in your gut and enable them to thrive. You can find Tigernut Flour at Whole Foods and on Thrive Market.

Gluten Free Rolled Oats: You can’t have oatmeal raisin cookies without oats! I love oats. They are relatively inexpensive, nonperishable, and so simple yet so delicious. I honestly have these cookies for breakfast on the go sometimes because they are basically an oatmeal bowl in cookie form. In order to make this recipe gluten free, make sure to purchase gluten-free rolled oats.

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are packed with nutrients. They contain antioxidants, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Chia seeds are a source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. They are also a great source of fiber. One tbsp of chia seeds contains 5 grams of fiber!1

gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies

I hope you enjoy these gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies. If you give them a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies make the perfect dessert or breakfast cookie. This nutritious recipe contains no refined sugar.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookies


  • Oven


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Tigernut Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • Cinnamon to taste

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil melted

Other Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Raisins


  • Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix.
  • Melt the coconut oil until it turns into a liquid. To a medium size bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix.
  • Combine the wet ingredients into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients.
  • Add 1/4 cup raisins to the large bowl and mix.
  • Place the batter in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Form the batter into 12 cookies and bake at 375 degrees for 20- 25 minutes.
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  1. Gunnars, Kris. “11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds.” Healthline, 8 Aug. 2018,

13 responses to “Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

  1. Beth Simcik Avatar
    Beth Simcik


    1. wellbymel_ Avatar

      Yayy please let me know what you think 😊

  2. Trina and Tina Avatar

    Sounds way yummy!

    1. wellbymel_ Avatar

      Thank you so much! They’re delish

  3. Alex Avatar

    You cookies look amazing!

    1. wellbymel_ Avatar

      thank you! they are my fav

  4. Lisa Avatar

    Can you make these without the chia seeds?

    1. Well By Mel Avatar

      I’ve never tried, but I’m sure it would still work! Lmk how it goes 🙂

  5. Jenna Citrus Avatar
    Jenna Citrus

    My partner made them and he thought they weren’t good. He isn’t GF though. They were quite dry, but I like them. More of a biscuit than a cookie, but I’m definitely eating them.
    We did an egg substitution for flax seed.

    1. Well By Mel Nutrition Avatar

      The recipe has both 2 eggs and chia seeds as ingredients, no flaxseeds. Did you make them with the 2 eggs (or 3 if you were substituting the chia seeds with an egg)? If you missed the eggs as an ingredient, that may be why why they came out dry.

  6. Kim Avatar

    From experience, I am deathly allergic to chia seeds! I know they are so healthy. Do you have any suggestions for replacing them in this recipe?

    1. Well By Mel Nutrition Avatar

      Flaxseeds will work as well in this recipe!

  7. […] you’re looking for more tigernut flour recipes, be sure to check out my Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Banana Bread […]

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Hi, I’m Mel! I am a registered dietitian who specializes in women’s nutrition (fertility, prenatal, and postpartum) as well as nutrition for busy professionals. I am passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle that is practical and sustainable for them. Whether you are pregnant, postpartum, or a busy individual, I’m here to make nourishing yourself simple and not stressful. Read More



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