Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Without Butter

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter

It's best to have all ingredients at room temperature and be sure to aerate your flour before measuring. I make these with cold pressed avocado oil. Works great with chocolate chips too. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 11 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Makes: 8 -9 cookies

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. With electric hand mixer on medium-high, beat oil, sugar, egg & vanilla in a bowl for 1 minute.
  4. On low speed, stir in oats, flour, baking soda & salt.
  5. Fold in raisins.
  6. Using a scoop, shape into 2-inch balls and place onto baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 14 minutes. Do not over bake.
  8. (Recipe can be doubled.)

Note: Can also be made with all butter or half butter / half oil, as long as you have 4 tablespoons of fat. That version is under the "Sweets" category.

17 Comments on "Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies No Butter"

  1. Lucy Cowan

    Just made my second batch as they’re a great treat for my 2 year old ! I subbed raisins for choc chips.
    This time I split the mixture into around 15 not 9 and I preferred the bake at 360F for 14 mins ! Thanks for the super easy and yummy recipe! Happy baking 🙂

  2. Janie Hines

    I just made batch number two. I added a little white sugar to sweeten them a bit. These are so good and easy to make. I can’t imagine they’re overloaded with calories. 👍👍

  3. Krystal

    My cookies came out chewy but kinda dry I dont know why? And they aren’t very sweet kinda bland.

  4. Kali

    My cookies came out perfect . I used quick oats for mine’s without raisins . They’re all gone !!

  5. Nick Thompson

    I made these cookies using mayo cuz I had no eggs and even though they are cooling down, these are way better than Jenny’s cookies! 10/10 2 thumbs up and 5 stars and 5 mics from The Source Hip Hop Magazine to!!!!

  6. Joann Rullo

    I would like to use coconut oil?They are baking now and part of the batch I added peanut butter I’m anxious to see if they come out.Thanks for a healthy heart cookie,which is what we need.!

    • Branka

      I used coconut brown sugar for my cookies, and boy were they yummy!

  7. SharonB

    Great recipe I Substituted cranberries and walnuts for the Raisins.Healthy breakfast snack to pack for work!

  8. Vickie

    Tried today. Very good. Didn’t add raisens hubby won’t eat!
    To add a little brown sugar sprinkle on top lije gramma did would be great!
    Soft, flavor is good and I had no issues with cookies flattening out too much.

  9. Julia

    Easy, quick and yummy…..I made 1 dozen with this recipe, perfect for me and my husband, until my “adult kids “ tasted them! What can I say Jen, from dinner to desserts, your recipes are delicious! Making them for years and will continue for many more. I DO MISS YOUR VIDEOS, LOVE THEM!

  10. Kelly

    I would like to substitute with whole wheat flour. Do liquids need to be increased?

  11. Dewa

    I made these cookies and my husband went crazy for them. I added the walnuts and chocolate chips, its a great tasting and fairly healthy recipe! It is definitely going in the recipe collection! Thank you for posting, lots of love from Toronto, Canada!

  12. Mariposa

    MariposaYour presentation is fantastic your videos are self-explanatory and excellent please keep them coming

  13. Georgie

    Can you use quick oats for this too?

    • Johnny

      I’m sure you can. Measure the quick oats and hold back adding your own sugar if your oats are already sweetened. I have some maple and brown sugar packets I am going to make the cookies out of.


    So glad I read your note at the beginning of the recipe!
    My granddaughter is allergic to all milk proteins except for Coconut milk.
    So I am always looking for subs for butter and margarine. I will try avocado oil next time. Does this work in chocolate cakes as well?

    • WHP

      You can use apple sauce instead butter or oil with cake mixes. Ratio is 1:1 (use the same amount of apple sauce as you would oil or butter.)

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