Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

January 30, 2018

These Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies are just that—soft and chewy! More importantly, these cookies are a notch up from the classic oatmeal raisin flavor. The bold apple flavor creates a nice bit of tartness that works beautifully with the cinnamon spice and sweetness from the raisins. A great healthy option for breakfast, as a quick snack, or a sweet treat after dinner.

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

I remember eating oatmeal raisin cookies growing up and loving the sweetness. I mean I LOVED how sweet these cookies were! Almost addicted to them. Haha.

And now, as an adult, things haven’t changed. There’s nothing like a warm, soft cookie right out the oven, Ya’ll.

Especially with a glass of milk (coconut or almond milk for me!).

Speaking of milk, I made my own Oat Milk which was so creamy and delish! Definitely an easy, quick way to make your homemade version of a dairy-free milk.

Back to cookies—-so, I have more of an appreciation for these cookies since I began making them myself from scratch. They’re SO much better from scratch.

These Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies don’t disappoint either. I was so happy that my experimenting with flavors worked out awesome!

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

While apples have a super bold taste (they even peeked out in these cookies when it came to flavor as well), I chose to use them because I knew that they would taste great with the cinnamon spice in oatmeal raisin cookies.

LOVER OF APPLES? TRY THESE RECIPES!

This Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples recipe is the perfect dessert for the entire family and any time of year. Perfectly tender halved apples, stuffed with a crispy oats + spices topping and generously drenched in vegan caramel sauce. Every bite is breath-taking and full of warmth.

This Caramel Apple Spice Cheesecake is the perfect Fall-inspired dessert with every bite. This cheesecake comes completely based with a thick tasty Pecans + Graham Cracker crust, a velvety delicious caramel cheesecake filling and a scrumptious caramelized apple spice glaze on top. Perfect for any day, family gathering, or any special occasion.

These Homemade Vegan Apple-Cinnamon Pop Tarts are nothing short of flaky, naturally sweet, and bursting with comforting spice flavors, both inside + out and topped with a beautiful Maple frosting. Complete homage to the classic childhood favorite, these pop tarts are a sure crowd-pleaser, especially for Apple lovers.

These Perfect Vegan Apple Maple Cinnamon Rolls are not your traditional cinnamon rolls at all. These rolls come loaded with deep apple flavor and topped with a velvety maple glaze and sprinkles of toasted pecans. Every bite will have you feeling like you’re eating a warm slice of Grandma’s apple pie.

Of course, you can always search for ‘apples’ on our site and find a ton more apple-inspired recipes.

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

When it came to the baking time, like many other cookies, these bake in less than 15 minutes.

The trick to getting a perfect cookie after they bake is letting them cool for a good 5-6 minutes or so before putting them on a cooling rack to FULLY COOL!

This ensures that they don’t break, especially for really soft cookies like oatmeal cookies.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post on The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes, dates are a great source of natural sweetness without the need for added sugar.

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

BENEFITS OF OATS!?

If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

Other great benefits:

  • They can help to lower cholesterol.
  • Improves Blood Sugar levels.
  • May help with losing weight.
  • Great alternative for skincare.
  • Helps to relieve constipation.

Oh, and if you’re looking for some other great cookie flavors, besides oatmeal raisin, you can try these delicious recipes (some of which are dairy-free, vegan, etc.):

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

Super soft + chewy inside.

Minimal ingredients.

Easy steps.

Melts in your mouth.

Loaded with tasty apple, raisin, and spice flavors.

Can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert.

Delicious with EVERY. SINGLE. BITE.

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

LIKE OATMEAL? THESE RECIPES ARE PERFECT!

These Flourless Vegan Banana Oats Waffles are everything that one’s heart desires. Made right in a blender, these Gluten-Free waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and full of flavor. The perfect breakfast or brunch dish with the perfect taste for your mornings!

This Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seeds Oats is the ultimate bowl of goodness! Packed with bold flavor, these oats are not only made with vegan ingredients, but they can be whipped together in just a few short minutes or made overnight for easy meal prep.

These Fluffy Vegan Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes are the perfect way and healthy way to kick start your day! Completely fluffy and oil-free, these pancakes are truly irresistible. For Valentine’s Day, add a few slices of fresh strawberries and chopped walnuts and you have yourself a romantic breakfast dish.

THE METHOD.

OK, so when it came to these cookies, I’ve recently retried this recipe and made minor tweaks—-for the better!

One of those tweaks was the apple incorporation process.

Initially, I diced the apples and added them to the cookie batter, which allowed for there to be medium-sized chunks in each bite.

While these were just as delicious, I decided to change things up by blending the apples into a delicious puree this time around.

Yup. Just a High-powered blender, spices, and a bit of water and wallah.

The perfect amount of apple flavor while keeping the texture of the cookies entirely soft.

Of course, if you don’t currently have apples, you can substitute with applesauce.

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper (or a lightly greased cookie sheet) to prevent cookies from sticking and burning fast. Set aside.

Using an electric stand mixer (fitted with a paddle attachment), cream together the softened butter and both sugars on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Next, add the eggs and mix on high until well combined (for another 1 minute). Be sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl if needed.

Finally, add the vanilla extract, pureed apples, and molasses, mixing everything on high speed until combined. Set aside.

Now, in a large bowl, toss together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until fully combined.

Add in the rolled oats and raisins, and mix until well combined on low speed.

Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 45-60 minutes (OR you can put it in the freezer for 30 minutes to cut the time in half).

Once time has passed, remove cookie dough from refrigerator or freezer and scoop dough (about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) onto the baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Repeat until pans are filled.

Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes until very lightly browned on the sides. ***NOTE: The centers will look very soft and undone, BUT they are good to go; they’ll harden slightly while cooling!***.

Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat until all cookies are made.

Once fully cooled, grab a cookie and enjoy your first bite.

Bon Appetit.

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Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Chill Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 28 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 3 cups rolled oats, GF if preferred! (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1-2 Tbsps apple spice puree (See Notes!)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp. (I use Land O' Lakes)
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw)
  • 1/4 cup organic pure cane sugar (I use Wholesome Sweets)
  • 2 large organic eggs, room temp. (I use Organic Valley)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup organic raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper (or a lightly greased cookie sheet) to prevent cookies from sticking and burning fast. Set aside.
  • Using an electric stand mixer (fitted with a paddle attachment), cream together the softened butter and both sugars on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the eggs and mix on high until well combined (for another 1 minute). Be sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl if needed.
  • Finally, add the vanilla extract, pureed apples, and molasses, mixing everything on high speed until combined. Set aside.
  • Now, in a large bowl, toss together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until fully combined.
  • Add in the rolled oats and raisins, and mix until well combined on low speed.
  • Once time has passed, remove cookie dough from refrigerator or freezer and scoop dough (about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) onto the baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Repeat until pans are filled.
  • Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes until very lightly browned on the sides. ***NOTE: The centers will look very soft and undone, BUT they are good to go; they'll harden slightly while cooling!***.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat until all cookies are made.
  • Once fully cooled, grab a cookie and enjoy your first bite.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

APPLE PUREE: Begin by melting 3 Tbsps of vegan butter into a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add in diced apples (3-4 medium granny smith apples), 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Stir until everything is combined. Cook until apples are nice and tender and everything becomes glaze-like, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully add to high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
STORAGE: Cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerated for slightly longer freshness (about 2 weeks). Can be frozen for 4-5 months and reheated to thaw out. Any unused cookie dough batter can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 1 month and then thaw overnight in the fridge, if you choose not to use it right away!

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  1. These are delicious! I love how the apple is puréed first; my kids don’t like apple chunks in baked goods, so this was the perfect way to still get the flavor of the apple. I also figured I’ll use the leftover apple purée on top of oatmeal!

    I did forget to chill the dough first, so the cookies flattened into one giant flat cookie! 🤦🏽‍♀️ But we all agreed that we loved this recipe.

      • So good!! Made these cookies last night and I’ve some how devoured four by myself since haha. Thank you for this amazing recipes <3

      • Hi Keri! OMG! I’m so glad that you enjoyed these! I’ve done the same thing. Haha! They’re just TOO GOOD!

  2. Your pictures are so pretty! LOVE everything about this cookie recipe! And I need all the cookies right now!