Raw Vegan Raisin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


October 18, 2011

These raw vegan cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies are easy to make and have the taste and texture of conventional baked cookies, but contain more nutrients.

Raw Vegan Raisin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These raw vegan cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies are really easy to make in your dehydrator and have the taste and texture of conventional baked oatmeal cookies, but contain more nutrients.

I struck the jackpot with this recipe. These cranberry oatmeal cookies really do taste like they have been baked!

My friend Stacey came over to sample my efforts, and she seconded my assertion that these tasted just like soft chewy baked oatmeal cookies. Trust me, serve these to any of your raw skeptics out there and they will never know the difference.

These oatmeal cookies are raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, and refined-sugar-free bites of heaven.

Tweak To Taste

I have made these cranberry oatmeal cookies rich and decadent! That’s what I love about them. If you like your oatmeal cookies less sweet, omit the optional sweetener and reduce the lemon zest.

The best thing about raw cookie dough is that is tastes the same before and after you put in the dehydrator. So, tweak your “batter” to taste to ensure you get it juuuuust right and you know exactly how your cookies are going to taste.

My money’s on this blend with the sweetener.

Make smaller cookies so they dehydrate faster!

You could also make smaller cookies. The hardest thing about these cookies is waiting 12 hours to eat them. I licked the mixing bowl clean!

How to make these oatmeal cookies without a dehydrator

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can make these oatmeal cookies in a conventional oven.

Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C), place the cookies inside, close the oven door, turn the oven off, and allow the oven to cool completely with the cookies inside.

The cookies should have a nice chewy texture with this method.

Repeat this process for a harder oatmeal cookie.

Other Dehydrated Sweet Treats

Raw Lemon Macaroons
Dehydrated Choc-Mint Cookies
Dehydrated Apricot Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Dehydrated Raw Chocolate Cookies

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

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Raw Vegan Raisin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These raw vegan cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies are easy to make and have the taste and texture of conventional baked cookies, but contain more nutrients.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 Cookies
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in your food processor fitted with the s blade, and pulse until well combined but still rustic. 

  2. Transfer this mixture to a bowl, and combine with your hands until a thick clustered “dough” forms that hold together into balls. 
  3. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup. measure a level cup firmly packed of the dough and form into a round ball. Flatten the cookie to about 1/2-inch thickness. 
  4. Place on mesh dehydrator sheets and dehydrate cookies at 115 degrees fahrenheit for 12 to 15 hours, or until dry but chewy.

Recipe Notes

​*If you don't have a dehydrator, pre-heat your oven to 300°F (150°C), placing the cookies in, closing the oven door, turning the oven off, and allow the cookies to bake in the oven until it's completely cooled. 

Photo by Trent Lanz, and styling by Alicia Buszczak

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