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.
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
Then add in the raisins & cinnamon, vanilla extract if you choose. Blend again.
Here’s what your oats-medjools-raisins dough looks like
Take your dough out…
…and form into cookie pattiesor balls
Containerize or pack for on the go lunches, snacks, what-ev.
I thought they were looking a little naked. So I decided to garnish each cookie with a few raisins.
Ahhh, much better.