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Healthy Apple & Raisin Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan, GF + Sugar free}

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Only 9 ingredients needed to make these soft & chewy healthy apple & raisin oatmeal cookies. They’re bursting with juicy apple & raisins will be your new favourite healthy treat!

Healthy Apple & Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Feature Anisa Sabet The Macadames-2

God I’ve missed baking. Being back at work and having my diary fill up faster than I can say “sorry, I can’t make your dinner/engagement/birthday, i’ll be in my pjs watching Friends” has meant barely any kitchen time.

It hasn’t helped that my mum’s oven routinely turns off during cooking. We’ve hosted several family dinners where Mum & I are in the kitchen cursing ourselves for choosing oven based meals. Honestly, there was one night where we had to cook a vegetable pot pie for around 4 hours just to brown the pastry.

Anyways, when Mum finally had it replaced I was giddy with excitement about the baking possibilities. I know this isn’t the most adventurous of recipes to christen the oven with, but it’s a keeper none the less.


I managed to get the recipe right in one go – thank god! I’d have been gutted if they didn’t work out. I’m currently in the process of making a vegan lemon curd tart and so far i’ve made it 4 times and it’s not yet perfect. I know as far as recipe development goes, 4 times isn’t many but it’s still frustrating when you spend hours making something and it doesn’t turn out the way you planned.


But these babies. They’re good to go. You’ll love them because they’re super quick to whip up and have no gluten or processed sugar and are completely vegan. I just love the scent of cooked apple and cinnamon wafting through the house as they bake – it’s enough to make me want put my head in the oven and take a nibble.

These cookies are soft, chewy and are bursting with juicy apple and sweet raisins. Don’t take my word for it, I whipped them up for a work morning tea and they went down a treat.

Don’t forget to hashtag #cookwiththemacadames when making our recipes. We’d love to hear how your went and get a peek at your kitchen table.

What you need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl

Ingredients (makes 12 large cookies):

  • 1 tablespoons of ground linseed (if you’re making yourself from whole flaxseeds, blend 1/2 tablespoon) + 3 tablespoons of water/almond milk (you can use an egg if you’re not gluten free)
  • 2 cups gluten free oats (you can use normal oats if you’re not gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour (you can use any flour you like if you’re not gluten free)
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey, slightly warmed
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 1 granny smith apple, cut into tiny chunks


1. Preheat oven to 180°C

2. Mix the ground flaxseed and water in the small mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

4. Decore the apple & slice into tiny chunks.

5. Mix the oats, flour, cinnamon, salt & raisins in the large mixing bowl.

6. Add the vanilla extract, honey, coconut butter & mix through till the mixture becomes dough like.

7. Stir through the flaxseed mixture.

8. Stir through the apple chunks. Then use your hands to mix the dough.

9. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.

10. Spoon out the the dough onto prepared baking tray.

11. Bake for 20 minutes. This sounds like a lot but they are quite large cookies. I tried cooking them for 15 minutes first, then put them back in for another 5 minutes which made them perfect.

12. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Storage: in an airtight container for up to a week.

Bon appétit!

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For another oatmeal cookie, try my banana oatmeal cookies.


Anisa – The Macadames. xx

comments +

  1. Yum! Looks like a delicious and festive recipe!

  2. Anisa says:

    It surely is – I am in the midst of making a vegan peanut butter & chocolate chip cookie at the moment – can’t wait to share! Thanks for stopping by. xx

  3. Azu says:

    These oatmeal cookies look delicious! Love that they are naturally sugar free!

    • Anisa says:

      Thanks love, yep totally sugar free! Have as many as you like (within reason). I really can’t wait to share my skinny chocolate chip & peanut butter & oatmeal cookies! They are my best ones yet!

  4. Sean says:

    Delicious Cookies! Made these with dried cranberries also and it worked great! Thanks for sharing it!

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