Oaty raisin cookies
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Oaty raisin cookies

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Serves 1 - 12 Cookies

These cookies are amazingly easy to make, and have a crumbly-cakey texture to them. Quick and easy and PERFECT with warm milk, natural yoghurt, or just a tastey and healthy treat. This recipe makes 10-12 (depending on how big you want your cookies!) but the amounts can be easily doubled to make larger amounts for more people. Instead of raisins, try chopped dates, small pieces of ginger, chocolate chips...go crazy!

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  • 50g low-fat margarine or butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1tbsp set honey OR dessert spoon of runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 80g porridge oats
  • 50g raisins


    1. Heat oven to 180 C / 160 C (fan assisted) / gas 4. Grease a large baking sheet
    2. In a large bowl, mix the margarine/butter and sugar together until soft, then beat in the honey (using an electric whisk makes it quick and easy!)
    3. Add the egg and cinnamon powder and mix well
    4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oats and raisins and mix together before adding to the butter mixture.
    5. Drop heaped dessertspoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden
    6. Remove them from the oven, they should be golden but will still seem a tiny bit soft to the touch. Leave them on the tray for a minute (this lets them settle slightly) before transferring them to a cooling tray to completely cool. Store in an air tight container or (if you're anything like me) dive straight in!

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Comments (43)

julesthenorweegie's picture

I tried to make cookies last week, but they ended up flying out the window to the rather chuffed squirrels and magpies. Then I found this recipe, and I had to try it / simply delicious, and bullet proof!

I would definitely double the batch if making for a crowd, cause they are divine! Will probably use this as a base recipe for cookies and just add different things to them from time to time, cheers!

pjyoung2012's picture

Have had a couple of goes at making this recipe. Have swapped the raisins for dried mango. The baking makes the mango really juicy and it compliments the cinnamon really well. Anyway thanks for posting the recipe.

adrienneyong's picture

Amazing healthy recipe! I didn't add an egg and it still bound itself well, and oats can be substituted for muesli and other stuff can be added! Great flexible cookie recipe :)

katiel28's picture

Just made these with my 2 year old son and they were really easy.

I agree they were a little too sweet but will just add less sugar next time.

I didn't have raisins so added chopped prunes and chocolate instead and they are really nice! Even my husband (who doesn't normally like baked goods like this) liked them!

I cooked them for 5 minutes longer and they were still chewy, although we always cook things a little longer in our oven.

I will definitely make them again, I fancy changing the cinnamon to vanilla and trying mini smarties in them next time.

kasiakoczwara's picture

nice, but a bit to sweet...

flanella36's picture

These are gorgeous, I added choc chip instead of raisins, they are my favourite and a great fav in my boys lunch box, thanks

chloee12's picture

These were Lush!
I now make them all the time!
But I suggest you take them out about Two minutes early, and then they will be nice a chewy:)

annak19's picture

Wish i had doubled this recipe as they don't last two minutes. The cinammon makes the whole house smell amazing to! Thanks for the recipe. :)

kerblamalot's picture

This really was simple to make. Now I'm being pestered to make a second batch! They tasted awesome so I was going to make more anyway. :P

Thanks for the recipe!

Task's picture

Made these and they are yum but only 12.... I doubled it up lol

oh and i think I owe Nigella an apology. Blaming her recipes for ages about the timings but these took longer than 12 minutes - think my oven is dodge!

beancooking's picture

These were thoroughly delicious - a yummy chewy cookie! I made them as per the recipe, but next time I think I'll try using vanilla essence instead of cinnamon and chopped apricots instead of raisins. Chocolate and orange ones could be rather scrumptious too. It's nice to have a basic recipe to work from and experiment with different flavours. Thirty minutes after they were cooked I only have half of the first batch left!!

clareio's picture

Really nice, didn't use honey as we didn't have any, but used four teaspoons of golden syrup and they came out lovely and chewy... I'd eaten one within a minute of taking them out of the oven!

sunidai's picture

This is a lovely recipy :) they are so morish and soft. I used golden syrup instead of honey as i had no honey and they where lovely!

ghostboy's picture

So so so yummy

saschlet's picture

Easy, seems to work every time. Quick and successful!

dee2dum's picture

I did these with dried prunes, raisins and apricots - yummy. To make the prunes and raisins extra juicy I soaked them in a mix of cold black tea and orange juice for a few hours. Very popular with the rowers!

missn1's picture

love it! So quick and easy to make and VERY tasty!

joshp15's picture

Thanks for posting! Made these and they turned out perfect! :)

malinrohman's picture

Really lovely - I always leave cookies in the oven for less time than stated as they come out chewier that way.

grace2005's picture

This is a very easy recipe to follow, with great results.

The cookies were fab and the kids loved them and didn't miss any choc chips.


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