No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (no added sugar, gluten-free, vegan)

Do you love cookies as much as I do? There’s nothing wrong with cookies as part of a balanced diet, but I think you should get more than than calories, added sugar, and unhealthy fats when you eat them.  With eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber, No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a better way to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

5 no-bake oatmeal raisin cookies on a cutting board

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have no added sugar, and are gluten-free and vegan.

Better-for-you cookies

My idea of a delicious cookie recipe is a no-bake combination of oats, peanut butter, raisins, and pure vanilla extract.  Raisins make these cookies naturally sweet, and they need no added sugar. In addition, they are vegan and gluten-free when you use gluten-free oats.  

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are also 100% whole grain and help to satisfy the suggestion from nutrition experts to eat at least three servings of whole grains daily.  

I love the easy of making these cookies, too. They are ready to eat in about five minutes, and one batch is often enough to last the week.  That’s important for busy people who can’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing healthy foods, but want to improve their eating habits. 


uncooked oatmealcreamy peanut butter on a spoonplain raisins on a white background

Can you eat cookies for breakfast?

We usually think of cookies as dessert, but they work for the morning meal, too! You eat breakfast for dinner, so why not cookies for breakfast?

If you don’t like cereal, eggs, or other traditional “morning foods” for breakfast, or you don’t have time to eat before leaving the house, these cookies are for you.

One No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie paired with milk, fortified soy beverage, or a carton of yogurt and a piece of fruit makes a balanced morning meal.

Trust me: Cookies for breakfast goes over well with kids! They may also want to tote a cookie for a snack before after-school activities start. 


5 no-bake oatmeal raisin cookies on parchment paper

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are OK to eat any time of day!


No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (no added sugar, gluten-free, vegan)

These cookies are ready in minutes, require no cooking, and are delicious for breakfast or snacks!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, glutenfree, no added sugar, peanutbutter, raisins
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 292kcal


  • 2 cups California raisins
  • 1 cup peanut butter, no sugar added
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups uncooked oats, toasted* *To toast oats, preheat oven to 350˚F. Spread the oats evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before using. You can save time by skipping this step.


  • Place raisins, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in food processor. Blend on HIGH until well combined, about 45 seconds.  The mixture will resemble a paste. 
  • Place the raisin mixture in a medium bowl. Add oatmeal and combine well, using your hands, if necessary.  Form into 10 cookies or balls. 
  • Store in airtight container.


Per serving (1 cookie): 292 calories; 8 grams protein; 39 grams carbohydrate; 5 grams fiber; 14 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat); 0 milligrams cholesterol; 164 milligrams sodium; 60 milligrams calcium.



  1. Found you from Patricia Bannan’s website and post for Back to School lunch box ideas. Just showed this recipe to my super picky 7 year old and he’s excited to try them! Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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