Raw Oatmeal Cookies

by Susan on November 12, 2009


If you have been reading along, you know that I have been inspired by the raw oats that I found. I love oatmeal raisin cookies so why not try a raw food version? Using the raw flaked oats as the base, I also added raw oat flour. Marty, of Sunrise Flour Mill also hand grinds flour from the organic, unprocessed oat groats. I am still coveting my own mill.  Oats and apples are the main ingredients in these cookies. A touch of cinnamon completes them. Honestly, these turned out so good I had trouble waiting for them to dehydrate! If you have kids, they will love them. And you can know that you are giving them something full of healthy ingredients. You are not going to believe that these are raw. You can order the raw flaked oats and oat flour from Sunrise Flour Mill.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • 2 C Raw Flaked Oats
  • 1 C Raw Oat Flour
  • 1 C Apple Puree
  • 1/2 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C Agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 T Cinnamon
  • 1 C Raisins

To make the apple puree: quarter and core 3 medium apples. Leave the peel on. Place in food processor and process until pureed. Place Oats and Oat Flour in bowl. Mix together. Mix in remaining ingredients in order. Drop in mounds on teflex sheets. Flatten slightly. Place in dehydrator for 45 minutes at 145, remove from teflex sheets and place on screen. Continue dehydrating at 116 for 6 to 8 hours or until almost dry.

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Elle November 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Beautiful! And inspiring, as always.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 12, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Wow these look to die for!
I recently made some

but my oats would technically be uncooked, but not truly “raw” b/c I havent sourced them or tried but your version looks amazing!


El November 13, 2009 at 11:02 am

Incredibly delicious and wholesome! I love oatmeal.


Veggie Wedgie November 13, 2009 at 11:37 am



nati November 13, 2009 at 11:53 am

looks good. is there some cranberrys or raisins… it looks like…


Susan November 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm

No…the red flakes are the the apple skins….


Leslie @LaMamaNaturale November 14, 2009 at 1:55 am

YUM! ;p Must get raw oat flakes!!


Dan December 10, 2009 at 9:48 am

Ok from my research that I’ve done for the raw oats, I can make raw oat flour by getting some Groats and putting them in a coffee grinder to make the flour. Is that right? Next what about raw flaked oats where do i get those and how do I know they are raw?


Susan December 10, 2009 at 9:51 am

If you look above, I have included a link to Sunrise Flour Mills. You can get organic, raw flour and flaked oats there. The coffee grinder will work better than a high speed blender but I order my flour from Sunrise because it has a consistency that I cannot achieve at home. They do have flakers and flour mills for sale, also.


Andri Abercrombie January 24, 2010 at 1:19 am

Do you think I can use all oatmeal flour vs. oat flakes?


Susan January 24, 2010 at 1:27 am

I think it would really change the texture but you can always try…


danielle March 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

what website can I buy raw oat flour?


Susan March 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

There are two links in the post to Sunrise Flour Mill. See above. :-)


Jessie R April 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I made these cookies for my family today.. and both of my kids just ate the whole batch before they dehydrated completely. They where really yummy!! Thank you for the recipe. Do you have a chocolate chip cookie recipe.. do you think I can replace the raisins with chocolate nibs?

Thanks again!!


Susan April 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm

You could try, but taste them first to see if you like the taste with the other ingredients. Might work!


Christina May 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

Just made these yesterday. had to alter it a bit. All I had was quick oat and no raisins. they tastes ok. the quick oats broke down so it was like using all oat flour. I hope to try again with the right ingredients:)


Susan May 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

Yes…quick oats are completely different that the flaked oats. They have been much more processed so I can see why you had a problem.


Amber July 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

This is great! I am new to the raw food diet. I am only a month in and was looking for something like this. I was just telling my daughter that we could probable make oatmeal cookies with raw oats, raisins. agave, and cinnamon. I was wondering how it would work and if they would stay together, this helps me so much. Thanks!


Kimberly October 6, 2010 at 11:59 am

Do you have to dehydrate? I don’t have a dehydrator.


Susan October 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Yes…as stated in the instructions, you need to dehydrate these.


Nicole January 20, 2011 at 2:33 am

Thank you Susan for the terrific recipe and the source. Marty was able to send the flaked oats and flour in a flat rate box saving a lot on shipping for me here in Alaska. I had my package within 4 days! I don’t have agave so I used a couple of dates and about 2 tbs of raw honey. I also substituted pecan/cashew butter for the coconut oil. I don’t know if that will leave the cookies too hard but I may not have to worry about that because my kids too are eating them straight from the dehydrator. Yum!


Mel March 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

Thank you for this amazing recipe. I am a mom to 3 young children and am constantly looking for raw transitional foods that my kids will eat. I have 2 questions, I am new to raw food so pardon these if they are silly, isn’t dehydrating above 115 frowned upon? secondly, I’ve read that cinnamon can be toxic if it isn’t a specific kind (only certain types are considered “good” for you), does anyone know about this?


Susan March 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

Please read here about dehydration: http://www.rawmazing.com/articles/dehydration-primer/ Cinnamon has many health benefits. You can read more about it here: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=68


Jenni August 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

They are in the dehydrator as we speak… can’t wait!


Swain Lewis January 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Is the Agave mentioned in your recipe nectar or actual agave plant? If it is the plant, where would I find it please?


Susan January 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

It is the agave nectar. The plant is a cactus that grows in Mexico. :-)


Deborah February 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

They are REALLY delicious! Thank your for the recipe :)


Lissa Liverman July 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Susan, I am looking into incorporating raw foods into my diet and was wondering if you have some reasonaly priced dehydrator options, and resources (cookbooks , etc) recommendations for beginners.

Thanks! Hoping to hear back via email.


Jo March 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I make these cookies once a week. I always measure the apple purée. If there’s too much the cookies take forever to dehydrate and aren’t as good. We also like Susan’s variation of this recipe with cranberries, orange and ginger.


Evy June 27, 2014 at 4:27 am

Oatmeal are the best nutrition for the kids and they loves the cookies too, so this is the best way to provide them a necessary nutrients.


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