Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Made without any processed sugar or flour, these oatmeal raisin protein cookies are gluten-free, portable and healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

Oatmeal cookies have always been one of my favorites. The funny thing is that before I knew much about healthy eating I thought they were a healthy treat. Raisins = healthy, right? Kind of similar to the high-school me thinking that tortilla chips where healthier than potato chips. I’ve come a long way folks!

Oatmeal raisin protein cookies on a cooling rack.

That said, I still crave oatmeal raisin cookies every once in a while and I have found that you can indeed make them healthier just by swapping a few ingredients. And that’s exactly what I did to come up with this recipe for oatmeal raisin protein cookies.

Hand holding an oatmeal raisin protein cookie.

Are Healthy Cookies a Thing?

If you know me, you know that I’m all about making healthy cookies and fully support the idea that cookies can be healthy enough to have for breakfast. I’ve shared everything from sweet potato cookies to chia cookies and now these healthy protein cookies!

These little guys have all the flavor of regular oatmeal raisin cookies, but without any processed sugar or flour. They also have a scoop of protein powder to amp up the protein. They’re vegan, gluten-free, portable and healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

Mixing bowl with the batter for oatmeal raisin protein cookies.

Are Protein Cookies Good for Weight Loss?

When people ask about certain foods or recipes being “healthy” the follow up question is “will this food help me lose weight”? In general, I don’t think there are foods that should be designated as weight loss foods. Having said that, following a balanced diet with high protein and plenty of fiber generally does help with weight loss. If you’re craving a cookie and trying to lose weight, this is definitely the cookie to reach for!

How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Protein Cookies

These cookies are super easy to make. You’ll start by mixing the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix your wet ingredients (the melted coconut oil, mashed banana, applesauce and vanilla). Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until well combined. Gently stir in your raisins and then it’s cookie making time! Use your hands to shape the dough into a cookie shape. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown, let cool completely and enjoy! Store in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze for up to a month.

A hand holding an oatmeal raisin protein cookie studded with coconut.

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Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

4 from 39 votes
Made without any processed sugar or flour, these oatmeal raisin protein cookies are gluten-free, portable and healthy enough to eat for breakfast. 
Hand holding a cinnamon raisin protein cookie.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 15

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup unrefined melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, shredded coconut, protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt. Stir until everything is evenly mixed.
  • In another bowl, combine coconut oil, mashed banana, applesauce and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in raisins.
  • Use your hands to form the cookie dough into balls and flatten slightly into a cookie shape.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie Calories: 134kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 4g Fat: 7g Sodium: 107mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein cookies

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    77 comments
    1. Madeline
      August 27, 2021 AT 10:38 pm

      5 stars
      I loved that this recipe was sweet without having any added sugar! The bananas, applesauce, vanilla protein powder, and raisins added a nice, natural sweet flavor that worked really well with the oats. Super delicious! Great as a breakfast cookie or snack!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 30, 2021 AT 11:06 am

        Yay!! So glad these cookies were a hit, Madeline! Thanks so much for the review and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    2. Meg
      June 22, 2021 AT 11:02 pm

      How long do these keep if stored in the frig or freezer?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 23, 2021 AT 1:30 pm

        They should last about a week in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

    3. Kaia
      March 12, 2021 AT 4:02 pm

      5 stars
      I made these cookies today and I am in LOVE! I am am fairly new to baking, I am new to cookies, and these were freakin foolproof. So simple, so straightforward! I’m still waiting on my delivery of vanilla protein, so I used unflavored. I was afraid I would lose some sweetness so I may have used a bit more banana than was necessary, but with a slightly longer bake time, the outcome was perfect. I’m hooked! Thank you for this fit-friendly, simple vegan goodness! <3

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 15, 2021 AT 3:26 pm

        So glad you loved these cookies, Kaia! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. <3

    4. Diane Ciprian
      March 2, 2021 AT 3:24 pm

      5 stars
      Delightful cookies, in spite of the slight changes I made for lack of the appropriate ingredients in your recipe. Used chocolate protein powder as I didn’t have vanilla, and only had 1 banana, so I used 3/4 cup of applesauce, and had regular sweetened coconut. Just excellent with the raisins. My husband enjoyed them immensely. Am about to make them again with the vanilla protein powder and 2 bananas, etc. Thank you for a great cookie.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2021 AT 11:32 pm

        So glad these cookies turned out for you with the subs you made, Diane! Thanks for sharing and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    5. Sarah
      January 29, 2021 AT 11:20 am

      5 stars
      Love this recipe! What a clever idea. My girls think they’re getting real cookies for breakfast. They devour these. For the ones that are leftover, do you recommend just keeping out on the counter for a few days? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 29, 2021 AT 1:06 pm

        I’m so glad these cookies are a hit!! They should last about 3 days at room temp or 5-7 days in the fridge.

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

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