Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Perfectly thick, chewy, hearty vegan oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies. A one bowl recipe with just 4 ingredients!  A great make ahead breakfast for busy weekday mornings. Vegan, naturally sweetened, and easily made gluten free.


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Happy Thursday! I’m still enjoying spring break – I’ve been loving time with my fam, but Lord is Rumor a handful to take care of alone. Thank goodness my parents and brother are so willing to help, because she’s definitely the most high maintenance dog ever. I know she’s still a puppy and not at my parents’ house too often so it’s to be expected, but she’s seriously the neediest of needy. It’s a good thing she’s way too cute/goofy for her own good otherwise I’d be like BYE. But on the other hand she’s like a little piece of Joe for me to snuggle when I’m missing him the most – he’s gone for 2 weeks and it’s been like 5 days and I’ve cried no less than 7 times. Typical. Oh and my knee is still not completely cooperating, so a lot of frustration/crying on that front, too. BUT in terms of that hoping to get over a big barrier this weekend…stay tuned for if I’m alive Saturday afternoon.

So because I’m in a bit of a rut and missing my guy, I decided to make a recipe totally inspired by him, including one of his favorite combinations of flavors – healthy, vegan oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies!

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Before you leave because you think raisins are chewy little nuisances that have no place in cookies, you don’t have to include them!! I know you haters are out there (including me, sometimes…). These cookies are perfect with OR without raisins, and you could even swap out chocolate chips, SO no raisin fears necessary here. Joe just is strangely obsessed with little raisins, so I included them. But the great thing about this recipe is it’s very customizable – you could add coconut, nuts, or chocolate chips!

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The base of this vegan oatmeal raisin breakfast cookie couldn’t be any easier to make. Simply grind some oats in the food processor to make flour, then mix in some whole oats for their great chew and hearty texture. Next we add some date paste for the perfect amount of sweetness and moisture, and some almond milk to bring the dough together. Fold in your desired add-ins, and bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how you like your cookies – I always prefer to under-bake just a tad, because gooey cookies = <3

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These would be so fun to make with little ones – the dough is super simple and comes together in one bowl, and picking out add-ins is fun! I didn’t measure my raisins, so just eyeball your chocolate chips/nuts/whatever you add. The dough is pretty thick and capable of holding a decent amount of whatever you do end up choosing! I LOVE recipes that can be flavored in ways that are personal to you, and these breakfast cookies are perfect for that.

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These vegan oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies are thick, hearty, and chewy. They have wonderful texture and will definitely satisfy morning hunger – perfect pre OR post workout fuel! These would also be great to make ahead and have on hand for quick but delicious healthy week day breakfasts.

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If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c whole grain oats (blended into flour)
  • 1/2 c whole grain oats
  • 1/2 c date paste (8 medjool dates blended with 1/2 c water)
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional: raisins, nuts, chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Blend 1.5 c whole grain oats in the food processor or blender until you have oat flour
  3. Combine oat flour and 1/2 c whole oats in a large bowl
  4. Blend dates and water until a thick paste forms - stir into oats/flour mixture
  5. Add 1/2 c almond milk
  6. Stir in raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, portion into about 6 large cookies
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes
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