These perfectly moist 4 Ingredient Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are super easy to whip up and everyone always loves them.
They take minimal ingredients to make and a great small project for the little ones to help make. These will quickly become your new favorite cookie recipe.
What’s to Love about this Oatmeal Raisin Recipe
- The cookies rely on wholesome bananas and raisins for the sweetness, so there are NO refined sugars in these treats.
- This cookie recipe is a fun and simple treat that everyone always enjoys. Easy to make, easy to eat.
- Minimal ingredients mean you probably have the ingredients in the house to whip up anytime.
- The recipe is insanely easy to adapt to make a new cookie flavor every time.
- You can feel confident that the little ones are eating a healthy cookie without boatloads of additives.
- Ripe banana
- Cinnamon (optional)
**EAZYTIP : Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder, and Oil are not counted in the ingredient list because most home kitchens have these ingredients in their cupboards.
How to Make 4 Ingredient Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
To help make your raisins softer and plumper, you can opt to soak them in water overnight to rehydrate but this is not necessary for wonderful cookies.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Mash your banana.
- Mix together your mashed banana, oats, cinnamon and raisins.
- Spoon your dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and press flat with a fork.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges have turned golden.
Helpful Eazy Tip: When pressing down the cookies with the fork, it helps to dip the fork into a bowl of water so that the cookie dough won’t stick to the fork.
Suggestions for Putting a Twist on the Recipe
Making these cookie treats is very easy, in fact, almost as easy as my 2 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Muffin Top cookies.
You can add any dried fruit in addition to the raisins. Try including dried cherries or cranberries. (cut back on the raisins and replace the amount with the berries).
Increase the protein by adding some chopped nuts or try adding some fiber with dried coconut. These are a great way to add clean ingredient treats to your family’s diet.
Try adding chocolate chips or diced leftover Halloween candy for a fun treat that resembles more traditional cookies while still drastically reducing the refined sugar and keeping them easy to make.
How to Serve these Treats
Serving them just as a healthy snack for your family anytime anyone feels a little hungry is perfect. Just like my 4 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chunk cookies, I like serve them an ice cold glass of milk with these oatmeal cookies. The combination of milk and cookies is unbeatable.
Pop them in the kid’s lunches for school or give them a few for an afterschool snack that you know is a healthy treat for them.
These make a great addition to party platters, snack trays, and holiday cookie boards. No one will even notice that you brought something relatively healthy mixed in with all of the sugar-filled treats.
Keeping the Cookies Fresh
This is pretty easy to do by storing them in an air-tight container so they don’t harden. They’ll last a few days at room temperature this way. However, keep in mind because they don’t have a lot of sugar to extend their freshness, and there’s fresh banana in the recipe, there is a certain amount of moisture included. So if you want to keep them a bit longer, it’s a good idea to keep them refrigerated.
If you need to keep them longer, consider storing them in the freezer for up to three months if you plan to make them ahead to always have some on hand.
Did you make these 4 Ingredient Oatmeal Raisin cookies? I’d love to hear what you thought about them! Please let me know in the comments below, and have a fantastic day!
- 2 Bananas, ripe
- 2 cups Oats
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or 180 Celcius.
- In a bowl, mash the bananas well, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix well. If the mixture seems dry, then add a tablespoon or two of water so the dough holds together nicely.
- Drop the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or, use a small cookie scoop to portion the dough and roll them into little rounds.
- With a fork, lightly push down on the cookies to flatten them.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven to let cool completely.
The ripeness and size of your bananas will depend on how moist the cookie dough sticks together. Adding a few tablespoons of water will assist in helping everything come together if the bananas were a bit small.
If you want to add extra 'add-ins', reduce the amount of raisins and add the same amount in dried fruit. If adding coconut, there's no need to adjust the raisins as coconut is light and won't weigh down the dough.
This recipe makes bite-size cookies so if you want to make them bigger, your yield will be cut down.
When pressing down the cookies with the fork, it helps to dip the fork into a bowl of water so that the cookie dough won't stick to the fork.
Amount Per Serving Calories 44Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.