Here’s an easy, no-bake, quick little recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies that taste almost like oatmeal raisin cookie dough, but they’re safe to eat raw because they’re vegan, and oh so good.

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5 Minute Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – or Cookie Dough Balls (Gluten, Soy, & Dairy Free)

1/2 c dry oats (most oats are not technically raw but source true raw oats or certified gluten-free oats, if desired)
1/4 c pitted medjool dates (about 4-6 juicy, fresh dates)
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I say, yes!)
Yields: 12 small cookies, feel free to double the recipe

Optional Add-Ins & Extras:
Coconut flakes at the end
Coconut flakes in the mixture
Put Chocolate/Carob Chips in the mixture or hand-press some in at the end
Roll in carob/cocoa powder/cocoa nibs
Use gogi berries instead of raisins or another dried fruit like cranberries, craisins, apricots
Omit the dates and just use 1/2 c raisins if you don’t have dates
Dash of agave or coconut oil if mixture is too dry

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First, lightly grind or pulse the oats & then add the medjools in your VitaMix or food processor

Pulsed oats and dates in blender

Blend again

Dates pulsed with oats in blender

Then add in the raisins & cinnamon, vanilla extract if you choose.  Blend again.

Raisins and cinnamon added to pulsed mixture in blender

Here’s what your oats-medjools-raisins dough looks like

Finished blended mixture in blender

Take your dough out…

Dough removed from blender and placed on white plate

…and form into cookie pattiesor balls

Dough shaped into cookies on white plate

Containerize or pack for on the go lunches, snacks, what-ev.

Up close of 5 Minute Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I thought they were looking a little naked.  So I decided to garnish each cookie with a few raisins.

5 Minute Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies topped with raisins

Ahhh, much better.

Close up of cookies topped with raisins

Voila, enjoy!

One 5 Minute Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie on white plate

 

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