Learn how to make oatmeal cookies without butter that are chewy and delicious. These healthy oatmeal raisin cookies are naturally sweetened.
We have so many indulgent cookie recipes and some of the popular ones are the best thumbprint cookies, cranberry oatmeal cookies and easy molasses cookies. These oatmeal raisin cookies without butter are just as good as other ones!
No butter oatmeal raisin cookies are naturally sweetened
I had to come up with a recipe for my favorite cookies that doesn’t have as much butter and sugar. Though we all know everything is better with butter and sugar, but if you want to stay on the healthy side, this is a good recipe to try.
What can I use instead of sugar to make oatmeal raisin cookies
I love pure maple syrup, the taste the smell the density, everything is perfect about pure maple syrup. So I decided to use maple syrup instead of white sugar, and with that consistency, I didn’t see the need to use butter or oil because maple syrup gives enough consistency to the cookies without butter and makes them chewy.\
Ingredients to make oatmeal raisin cookies without butter
To make these healthy oatmeal raisin cookies you need the following ingredients:
- Maple syrup
- Old fashioned oats
- All purpose flour
These cookies don’t call for white or brown sugar, neither do they call for butter or vegetable oil.
How to make oatmeal raisin cookies without butter
Start with grabbing a bowl, pour 2/3 cup maple syrup, 3 tbsp. water and break two eggs into it, stir with a wooden spoon, then add ½ tsp vanilla extract.
Add 1¾ cup oatmeal and ½ cup all purpose flour, mix well until everything is combined. Add ¾ cup raisins and mix again.
Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let the dough cool in the fridge for one hour minutes.Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Line two baking sheets with parchment papers. Take the dough out of the fridge. Scoop out the cookie dough using a cookie or ice cream scoop and place them on the baking sheets. Then bake them in the oven for 16 minutes until the bottoms are light brown. Let them cook for 16 minutes and then enjoy them with a cup of cold milk!
Additions to these oatmeal butterless cookies
You can make these healthy oatmeal cookies with different additions such as:
- Chocolate chips
- Cranberries instead of raisins
Notes and tips to make oatmeal raisin cookies without brown sugar and butter
- Make sure to chill the dough completely before you start baking each batch.
- Once one batch is baked, bake the next batch on a cool baking sheet or let the baking sheet cool completely before scooping the next batch.
- Can I freeze these healthy oatmeal cookies? You sure can. Once the cookies are completely cool, store them in a ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To eat, thaw the cookies on a baking sheet and serve.
- You can use honey instead of maple syrup in this no butter oatmeal cookie recipe.
- Make sure you’re using old fashioned oats and not quick oats for this oatmeal cookie recipe.
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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Without Butter
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp. water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Mix maple syrup, water and egg in a bowl using a wooden spoon.
- Add vanilla and mix again.
- Add flour and oatmeal. Mix well until everything is combined and the dough starts to get together
- Add raisins and mix well.
- Let the dough stay in the fridge for one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F, line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Take the dough out of the fridge, using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, make small balls of cookie dough on the baking sheets.
- Bake the cookies for 16 minutes until their bottoms are light brown.
- Let cool completely before serving.