Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut Cookies

Every good recipe begins with a craving. For nearly two weeks nutty, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies have been on my mind. Not just any oatmeal raisin cookie would do! I wanted one healthy enough as to not feel guilty while enjoying, which also contained fatty, savory nuts to satisfy my craving. This led me on a cookie hunt. The recipe below is the culmination of all my favorite vegan cookie renditions; Bananas providing moisture,  peanut butter and walnuts packing the protein, and flax-seed holding it all together.

Healthy? Yes!

Satisfying? Yes!

Vegan? YES!

Say hello to your new favorite cookie!


Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut Cookies

Vegan/ Gluten Free

One Bowl                     30 Minutes                     Makes 20-24 cookies

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water (whisk together and allow to set for 15 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add pealed bananas. Using a sturdy whisk or fork, mash bananas until smooth then add remaining wet ingredients: peanut butter, honeycoconut oil, flax mixture, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Whisk together well.

3. Add dry ingredients: rolled oats, cinnamon, cardamom, and baking soda. Using a spatula, fold dry ingredients with wet until well combined.


4. Using a 2 tbsp. cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets.

5. Sprinkle chopped walnuts and raisins onto portioned, uncooked cookie dough. Using a fork, lightly press into dough. Place in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes.

6. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on baking pans. Then, using a spatula, transfer cookies onto a cooling rack for 20 – 30 minutes.

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, or refrigerated, for up to a week.

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Author: Caitlin Hegwood

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