Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies [GUILT-FREE!]

So I’m craving some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Good thing we have a huge thing of Quaker Oatmeal (a five pound jar and at least ten more pounds packed away in bags in the pantry). Baking always brings me back to college years (also back to days at home) when I would walk up to my best friend’s apartment almost every night (rain or snow) to bake or cook something, drink some tea, and watch a great series like Modern Family or Beyonce Concerts.

If you’ve baked oatmeal raisin cookies, you know it’s pretty simple. It’s basically measure, pour, mix, and heat. And we only have whole wheat flour in the kitchen, so we’re making Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. There’s no crap in these, so you don’t have to worry about that. I pulled the recipe off of here and altered it slightly. So, my fellow bakers, get your ingredients ready!


  • 1/2 cup of butter (I use whipped)
  • 3/4 cup of sugar (I used white because we don’t have any brown at the moment)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup of oatmeal (I use Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats, yumm)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • a splash of vanilla extract

Pretty basic. I have faith you can all do it. Remember to always grease your baking sheet first so that you don’t have to scramble at the last minute. I like to use wax paper and butter to grease up the sheet, just dip the wax paper in and rub around, a tip my mum taught me. If you don’t have either, then you can just use PAM or whatever you’ve got. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Alright, so pour in the butter, sugar, and egg in before anything else. Mix that up real well. You’d think it’d be hard to bake things without a mixer, or even a whisk, but we have neither and everything comes out just fine. I simply use a wooden spoon. And high-powered arms. 😉 After you beat those first three ingredients, pour in the rest and stir it up. If it’s too dry to stir everything in, pour a little milk in (that’s what I did).

Now if anyone here knows me, then you know I have to literally be dragged away from the cookie dough in order to not eat it all. It was tough, but I held myself back (slightly). So after everything is mixed up, use a spoon (or your hands) and plop ’em down on your already greased up baking sheet in nice rows like below.

And now we wait 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick you made the cookies and what your oven is like. And now you get to see what my kitchen looks like when I cook/bake! (yikes)

Ding! (just kidding I don’t have an oven timer) Cookies are ready! Pull them cookies out (with an oven mitt, of course) and let sit for a little bit and then DIG IN! 

Voila. Here we have a healthy guilt-free batch of cookies, easily stored in tupperware if you can’t eat them all in one night (shame). Enjoy! 

21 Responses to "Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies [GUILT-FREE!]"

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  1. savynaturalista

    August 27, 2012 at 9:46 am

    How many did you get out of the whole recipe?

    • hungryandfit

      August 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

      12 (big) cookies. But could be 12-16 cookies depending on how big you make them

  2. Gpa

    August 27, 2012 at 10:10 am

    You’ve not mentioned your TASTER—please send an application blank.

    • hungryandfit

      August 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Hahaha you and Dad will have to fight over the position…whoever gets here first!

  3. Randy Powell

    August 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I think you need a West Coast taster. I have experience . . .mmmm. Lunchtime.

  4. champydreamsboxedwinebudget

    August 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Mail me these? THANKS.

  5. alaine66

    August 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I love how those are BIG cookies and I love oatmeal raisin, and I would like to try them with chocolate chips too!

    • hungryandfit

      August 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Yes definitely!! Ridiculously addictive

  6. mchamberlaincae

    September 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I noticed that you mentioned Whole Wheat Flour, but there is none listed in the ingredients…did I miss something? These sound awesome and I am looking forward to making a batch.

    • hungryandfit

      September 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Oops! Yeah, it’s just a cup of whole wheat flour. I’ll edit that in there 🙂

  7. birgitlikes

    September 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my oatmeal cookies. Will definitely try your recipe, too. 🙂

  8. kickassprincess

    September 11, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I just made these with craisins, chocolate chips and a splash of orange extract. Delish! I got 11 ice cream scoop-sized cookies – it’s the perfect sized batch considering I’m working at home tomorrow and will probably eat most of them by myself. Thanks for stopping by pinkgis.com. Looking forward to keeping up with your healthy food ideas!

  9. Anna

    September 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I love “guilt-free”! 🙂

  10. Cassia

    January 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I just made these, as a matter of fact I’m munching one right now and they are SO GOOD! I took the ‘guilt-free’ a bit further and subsituted 1/2 the butter for apple sauce, the sugar for stevia and baked on parchment paper instead of greasing the pan 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe! Now I’m off to explore the rest of your blog 😉

  11. Wendy

    February 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Yum and more yum! I love oatmeal cookies and this recipe looks like just my style! 😉

  12. naomimgruer

    February 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for stopping by my lifestyle blog Bmore Energy,http://bmoreenergy.wordpress.com, recently. I think I should try this recipe since its GUILT-FREE! 🙂

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